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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority contracted workers — one of them below the legal age allowed to work — were brutally shot dead while attempting to remove garbage from a closed bin site in Estate Tutu this afternoon, authorities and social media said. Rique “Bigsmarts” Ashby,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The President of the United States signed a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19 on March 27. This new law provides: • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Labor a $1.5 million National Dislocated Worker Grant to provide disaster-relief employment, along with employment training and service. The grant is funded under the federal CARES Act, which provided

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