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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the past year, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) in conjunction with the UVI Cooperative Extension Service Environmental Health and Climate Team, successfullyapplied for and became a part of the U.S. Drought Monitor which shows the location and intensity of droughts across the United States

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be conducting testing for Virgin Islands Veterans during the period of August 31 through September 28 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. This second round of COVID-19 testing will be conducted at VA Clinic locations on St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the distribution of food assistance to over 13,000 children (from schools that participated in the School Lunch Program) totaling over $4.9 million additional dollars to the territory via an Electronic Benefit Transfer System (EBT). After much anticipation, Pandemic EBT

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly press briefing on Monday, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. stressed the need for residents to refrain from moving about the islands as the territory enters the critical second week of its “Stay at Home” phase. While he announced some adjustments in easing some of the current

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George advised residents of scams circulating in our community using fraudulent checks and money orders. The Virgin Island Police Department’s Economic Crime Unit in St. Thomas and St. Croix have reported an increase in counterfeit checks and money order cases in the last several

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the obligation of $5.7 million to the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority to repair sewer lines in the Garden Street, Savan, and Moravian Guts on St. Thomas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program funds will be used to restore approximately

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) is notifying on-going Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) & Cash Assistance (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) Households, due to re-certify in the month of August 2020, that their certification period

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority announced that it received notice that Moody’s Investor Service has upgraded the tobacco settlement revenue non-liquid bonds of the Virgin Islands Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation. The Series 2001 Bonds were upgraded from A3 to A1. The upgrade action isprimarily driven by

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CHRISTIANSTED — After experiencing very heavy rainfall in a short period of time due to the passing of Tropical Storm Laura, the storm water handling pumps at the Limetree Bay Refinery failed early this morning, the South Shore refinery said in a prepared statement. This resulted in an overflow from

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FARIBAULT, Minnesota — Normally when a product recall is announced due to undeclared ingredients, it’s something simple, like the company forgetting to put onions or garlic on its ingredients label. A new recall from Faribault Foods, Inc., which produces the popular Progresso line of soups, is a little bit different.

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