Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL)

Ticket to Work Program Resumes Service In USVI To Help People With Disabilities Find Employment

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Ticket to Work (TTW) program, a national program that provides job services to people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) continues its services to residents of the Virgin Islands. The jobs services are provided by AMSI, an Employment Network and nonprofit organization based in Puerto Rico which signed agreements during […]

Governor Bryan Eases Some COVID-19 Restrictions On Church Gatherings, Restaurants

CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced he is easing some of the restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. His announcement comes after the U.S. Virgin Islands’ rate of positivity for the virus had decreased significantly.  Effective immediately, churches and houses of worship are […]

V.I. Department of Labor Bounces Checks To Unemployment Insurance Recipients This Week

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Local residents who received an NSF Unemployment Insurance check from the Virgin Islands Department of Labor this week are being asked to redeposit those checks into their bank accounts, the Department said. VIDOL said a “timing issue” affecting all UI recipients who don’t bank with Popular Bank left the Department with egg […]

In His Weekly Update On COVID-19, Governor Albert Bryan Barely Mentions A 15th Death

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health said that a 49-year-old man on St. Thomas became the 15th victim of COVID-19 in the territory. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., as is his custom in the weekly coronavirus “updates” — played down the fact that a healthy U.S. Virgin Islander cut down in the prime of […]

Governor Bryan Reminds Residents Of ‘Stay at Home’ Phase that Began Today

CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly briefing this afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. reminded residents that the territory returned to the “Stay at Home” phase for at least the next two weeks while the local government ties to contain the resurgence of COVID-19 in the territory. “As we did last month in St. Croix when there […]

Federal COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Updated FAQs: From VIDOL

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, independent contractors);• Federal Pandemic UnemploymentCompensation […]

Bryan Eases Restrictions On ‘Safer at Home’ Phase On Path To The New Normal

CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. eased some restrictions during the “Safer at Home” phase on the path to a New Normal, saying that hotels can take reservations for residents and business travel and that dive shops, day sails and excursions can operate under the same conditions as other non-essential […]

Governor Bryan Signs Executive Order ‘Safer At Home’ Plan … Updates Residents About COVID-19

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced on Wednesday that he is implementing a “Safer At Home” order that will become effective on Monday, May 4. Bryan also said he is issuing an executive order that will detail the phased reopening of non-essential businesses and the guidelines to which they will be subject. • The […]