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Maria Evelyn Bengochea-Gittens Dies at 64

Maria Evelyn Bengochea-Gittens, also known as “Minin,” of Estate Campo Rico died on Nov. 19.

M1 Enterprises Joins RTPark to Provide Healthcare and Technology Training Opportunities

This partnership of M1 and RTPark will provide healthcare technology resources through a hybrid in-person classroom and online instructor-led training model.

Hugh Petersen Dies at 75

The memorial service for Hugh Petersen will be held on December 19, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Frederiksted, St. Croix with internment to follow at the Frederiksted Cemetery. 

UVI Bulletin Board for December – February

Here is what's happening on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Annmarie Todman Dies at 62

Annmarie Todman, also known as “Destiny,” died on Nov. 18, at the age of 62.

Rescue Organizations Ask for Gift Donations for Three Kings Toy Drive

Community members are asked, where possible, to donate a new, unwrapped gift to a child who is noted as coming from a family in need.

WAPA Team Visits Elementary School Students During Career Education Week

WAPA employees head to Juanita Gardine Elementary School on St. Croix and Addelita Cancryn Junior High School on St. Thomas to share with students the diverse career paths available within the energy and utility industry sectors.

Packaged Food/Beverage Manufacturers Have Opportunity to Grow With Three Queens Ventures

Women business owners in the U. S. Virgin Islands can build viable, resilient businesses that will have a global market presence.

Fitzroy Wesley Ferris Dies at 63

Fitzroy Wesley Ferris, also known as “Charlie,” of Estate Carlton died on Friday, Nov. 18. He was 63 years old.

Wilma M. Tutein Dies at 67

Wilma M. Tutein, who resided at Estate Catherine’s Rest, has died. She was 67 years old.

Veterans Administration Caribbean Schedules Vaccination Booster Shots and Veterans Townhall

In collaboration with the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Administration Caribbean Healthcare System will conduct vaccination clinics and an in-person town hall for veterans residing within the Virgin Islands.

Desire Deon Dawson Dies

Desire Deon Dawson, also known as “Boogie” or “Boogie Man,” died at Cleveland Hospital in Miami, Fla., on Nov. 10.

Gloria Gwendolyn Gumbs Dies

Gloria Gwendolyn Gumbs, also known as "Glory," died on Nov.7, 2022 at her residence on St. Thomas.

John Winston Christopher Dies

John Winston Christopher has died. There will be a viewing at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10.

CFVI Announces 2022 Recipient of Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund Award

The Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund has chosen Christian Torres-Santana from Puerto Rico to receive this year's award.

Encarnacion Says Construction of New WIC Program Building Is on Schedule

The Gov. Albert Bryan and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach Administration look forward to the building’s completion in September 2023.

UVI Names Administrative Building in Honor of President Emerita Dr. LaVerne Ragster

In addition to authorizing the naming of the campus’ administrative hub in Ragster’s honor, the 34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands recognizes her contributions to UVI and the territory in research and science as well as her contributions to the children of the Virgin Islands. 

UVI Seeks Ideas from Community for 2023 Afternoon on the Green Theme

To enter the contest, ideas must be submitted by Christmas Eve and the winner will be announced in the New Year.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Now Available in Territory

The Neighborhood Pharmacy, located in Frederiksted, St. Croix, is the first location in the V.I. where vaccines can be obtained.

Plaskett Announces $47+ Million in Grant Funding for V.I. Department of Education

The federal grant is from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Virgin Islands Department of Education.
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