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National Park Service Releases Caneel Bay Contaminant Study Results

The final EE/CA report revealed the presence of a variety of contaminants, including pesticides and metals, at concentrations that pose unacceptable long-term risks to human health and the environment.

Anthony Fatal Dies

Anthony Fatal of Estate Upper Love died on Aug. 23.

UVI Bulletin Board for September IV

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

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Celebrates HBCU Day Observance Day on Sept. 20

The local chapters of AKA have jointly launched a campaign to increase the funding of the UVI endowment through local contributions. 

Viya Partners With American Red Cross for Disaster Preparedness

In addition to the cash donation, Viya presented the organization with 1,500 pieces of communication accessories, such as device chargers, solar chargers, and battery packs that are critical for preparedness.

Frederiksted Icon Edgar Iles Passes

Edgar Iles, a lion of Frederiksted who served his country at war, served in the V.I. Legislature, in the V.I. government and served his community for decades, has passed.

V.I. Department of Human Services Summer P-EBT Plan Approved

All students (K through Grade 12) currently enrolled in USVI public schools and private schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible.

Beach Advisory for September 13-17

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Sept. 13 – 17, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Virtue of the Week: Confidence

Confidence is having faith in ourselves and in life. We feel capable and competent. We trust that we have the strength to cope with whatever happens. Confidence helps us to be free of worry. When we are confident in others, we believe in them and rely on them.

José D. Quiñones Jr. Dies at 62

José D. Quiñones Jr. also known as “Junito” or “Joshua” of Estate Whim died on Sept. 6.

Ivaughn C. Hurtault Dies at 74

Ivaughn C. Hurtault of Estate Williams Delight died on Sept. 7.

CGL to Present Part II of ‘The Printing Press and Community Memory’

In the presentation, Sen. Myron Jackson and Ruby Simmonds Esannason will illustrate the importance of preserving the written and printed history of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Idalia Peters Magras Dies at 85

Idalia Peters Magras, also known as “Ruby,” of Estate Catherine Rest died on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Alicia Angela Fellner Dies at 83

Alicia was born on St. Croix but spent most of her life on St. Thomas.  She attended school on St. Thomas and met her future husband.

DOE, Teacher Unions Host Vaccination Drive to Increase Employee Rates

As of Sept. 16, V.I. Department of Health records show that only 42.1% of all Department of Education employees are fully vaccinated (42.6% - ST/SJ; 41.6% - STX),

Angelita Alvino to Lead National Parks on St. Croix

Angelita “Angie” Alvino has been chosen as the new superintendent for Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument and the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

Bryan Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement for Department of Agriculture Employees

"The increased salaries for these and other positions will greatly assist the agency in meeting its staffing goals and improving the quality of life for the affected employees.”

Agricultural Plan Task Force to Seek Public Feedback at Hybrid Town Hall

The goal of the 2021 Territorial Agricultural Plan is to increase agricultural productivity in an effort to make food security and sovereignty not just labels and catch phrases but a true reflection of the reality of the lives of people.

Self-Care All the More Important During Pandemic Stress in the USVI

With the recent increase in cases of COVID-19 here in the US Virgin Islands, “self-care” is essential.

Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums Celebrates Literacy Month With Contest

Students from grades pre-K through 8th are invited to participate by creating a poster or writing an essay depicting “Your Dream Library.” 

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