Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE)

‘Gassy’ Refinery Cuts Classes At St. Croix Schools; Bryan Activates National Guard

CHRISTIANSTED — The Limetree Bay refinery is releasing “light hydrocarbon odors” due to maintenance being conducted on its coker unit, prompting nearby schools to dismiss students two days this week. Three St. Croix schools in Frederiksted closed campuses on Thursday and Friday due to a noxious odor affecting air quality on campus, the Department of […]

CONGRATULATIONS! Department of Education Names 2021 Employee Of Year

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Education celebrates and congratulates Jahshanda Samuel, 2021 Employee of the Year in the St. Croix District. Samuel serves as administrative assistant in the Division of Operations & Maintenance in the District of St. Croix. Samuel is praised for her efficiency, ethics, vast institutional knowledge, and ability to get […]

Toxic Gas Forces St. Croix Schools To Close Today; DPNR Investigating Origin Point

FREDERIKSTED — Early dismissals were announced for three St. Croix District schools today due to a gaseous odor affecting the air quality on the campuses, Education officials said. Schools impacted included Eulalie R. Rivera K-8, Arthur A. Richards K-8, and the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center, the Virgin Islands Department of Education said. […]

Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education Celebrates USVI History Month

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education, Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education will host a series of activities to commemorate Virgin Islands History Month in March. For this year’s celebration, the theme is “There Is Virgin Islands History All Around Us,” which seeks to “bring focus to the beauty of our past […]

Joe Biden’s Presidential Executive Order Could Benefit SNAP Beneficiaries Through P-EBT, DHS Says

FREDERIKSTED — In light of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order to boost food assistance for children missing school meals, the Department of Human Services’ SNAP office is awaiting additional guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Services (FNS). DHS is asking USDA when and if additional benefits will be provided for […]

Williams Delight Villas Community Center Meal Distribution Site Closed Starting Today: VIDE

FREDERIKSTED — Effective today, the meal distribution site at the William’s Delight Villas Community Center will be closed, the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) said on Facebook. “Residents living in or near the William’s Delight neighborhood may pick up meals at any of the other distribution sites, which remain fully operational,” VIDE said anonymously. […]

Education Department Tries To Ferret Out Facts About Employee Showing Up To Work With COVID-19

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education says it has launched an internal investigation into rumors that an employee continued showing up for work despite testing positive for COVID-19. The department “has been made aware of messages circulating via text and on some social media platforms alleging that one of its employees has […]

Former Strawberry Security Guard Charged With Illegal Gun Possession By SOB: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who was pulled over during a routine traffic stop by Special Operations Bureau officers was arrested for illegal gun possession on Saturday night, authorities said. D’Andre Gumbs, 21, of Strawberry Hill, was arrested at 8:21 p.m. Saturday and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, the Virgin Islands Police […]

Governor Bryan Remembers Longtime CAHS Principal Ruth Thomas On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ruth E. Thomas, a former principal of Charlotte Amalie High School, who was known for being stern but fair, died after a lengthy illness on St. Thomas. She was 94. Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement remembering esteemed St. Thomas educator Ruth Thomas, who passed away Monday.  “It is with a […]

Department of Education Announces Meal Distribution Plans For Thanksgiving Holiday

CHRISTIANSTED — The “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative has been suspended for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Department of Education said. Feeding will resume on November 30. Thanksgiving meals will be distributed starting today through Wednesday. The “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative will not operate in the St. Croix District during the […]