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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services announced today that they are immediately closing the SNAP and MAP offices at the Mars Hill location in St. Croix due to a positive COVID-19 exposure of a staff member. The Offices will be closed from Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services said Monday that they are immediately closing the Mars Hill Head Start location to staff (students have not been attending in person) and pausing food distribution until Thursday, March 4, 2021. The Department of Human Services has activated its COVID-19 mitigation

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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

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services said Tuesday it was alerted that the USVI has received a temporary increase to the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allotments due to COVID-19. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed by President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020, increases Supplemental Nutrition

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, is seeking to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many contributions of Virgin Islands employers, community partners and trailblazers that support and honor courageous workers with disabilities. This year marks a major milestone in the

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly press briefing to update residents about the status of the COVID-19 virus in the territory, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta, Jr. was joined by Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez, who announced a second round of P-EBT benefits, and Division of Personnel Director Dayna Clendinen, who announced

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) said today a second round of P-EBT food assistance for August and September of the 2020/2021 school year has been approved by the federal government. The total amount of this issuance benefit to territory is an additional $1,513,308.96. The benefit is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) said that all parents and guardians of children who attended schools that participated in the federally funded, School Lunch Program need to call  the P-EBT Hotline if they have not received the P-EBT card or cards they were expecting for children enrolled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who admitted to police that he had a gun under his car seat was arrested on Tuesday, authorities said. Shamoi Allamby, 23, of Santa Maria, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after police stopped him for having illegally-dark window tinting, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services, that administers the Family, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) portion of the Block Grant announced changes to the application limits for kids this week. For the summer months, the federally-funded program provided childcare subsidies for approved parent applicants and family,

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