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Zika Update: 10 New Cases Reported, Outbreak Continues to Taper

This week the V.I. Department of Health reported 10 new cases of Zika virus, including seven in pregnant women.
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Government Announces It Will Fund Program for Homeless

The Department of Human Services announced it will tap its “Crisis Intervention Fund” to get money for the “Home at Last” program for the current fiscal year.
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Plaskett Alarmed at Reports V.I. Government Stopped Paying into GERS

Delegate Stacey Plaskett wrote Gov. Kenneth Mapp and the V.I. Legislature to raise her concerns about reports that the V.I. government has not paid its required matching contributions to GERS since December 2016.
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V.I. Schools Commemorating Transfer Centennial

Schools all over the U.S. Virgin Islands are commemorating the USVI centennial in myriad ways, from cultural fairs to foods sales, music performances and more.
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Territorial Hospital Board Approves Medical Staff

The Territorial Hospital Board met Tuesday to approve medical personnel for the Schneider Regional Medical Center since that district board lacked sufficient members to reach a quorum.
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Official Commemorative Coin Minted for V.I. Centennial

The V.I. Centennial Commission has chosen a brass commemorative coin minted by the 340 Group as the official V.I. Transfer Centennial Coin.
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Flood Warning in Effect

A coastal flood warning is in effect for St. Thomas and St. John, effective until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Conditions include a high risk of rip currents and coastal flooding, with waves breaking 16 to 21 feet high.
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‘Jazz for Young People’ Livens Up Ulla F. Muller Elementary

Ulla F. Muller Elementary School was buzzing Monday with the sounds of upbeat jazz encouraging students to clap and sing along throughout their lively music lesson.
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Undercurrents: Budget Crisis Slams the Door on ‘Home at Last’

The Home At Last, Permanent Supportive Housing program was an attempt to give the poorest of the poor and the chronic homeless more than a plate of food and a bed for the night. But now it's a victim of the territory's ongoing budget crisis.
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GOP Voucher Bill Worries Francis, Plaskett

Republican voucher legislation is moving forward in the U.S. Congress, and that worries some V.I. senators and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.
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