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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.

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.

Congresswoman Plaskett Announces $8M Grant for Lutheran Social Services

Plaskett released the following statement regarding an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands.

CFVI Announces $200,000 Available in NEH Grants for Humanities Funding

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to facilitate the recovery of humanities organizations and humanities programming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill Granting Seniors and Terminally Ill Preference in Civil Actions Becomes Law

All too often, older Virgin Islanders or terminally ill people must cope with the stress they endure as they wait to get their affairs settled in court. In addition, they struggle and live daily with the fear that they can pass away prematurely and before their case is settled.

Children’s Museum/ DOH to Distribute ‘At Home Discovery Kits’ That Measure Kids’ Mental Health

This At Home Discovery Kit is designed to help recipients support their children’s physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral well-being.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI Accepting Applications for 2021 Funding

The Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund was established at CFVI in 2003, in recognition of the work, interests and commitment of Judith Ann Towle to increase environmental awareness in the Eastern Caribbean.

Bill Amending Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act Becomes Law

AARP in The Virgin Islands advocated on behalf of Virgin Islanders for Bill No. 34-0034, an Act amending Title 1, Virgin Islands Code, by adding Chapter 3A enacting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.

St. John Rescue Specifies How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

St. John Rescue members will not be out and about during a hurricane. Once it is safe to travel, it will be out there helping those who need help. Individuals must prepare themselves for a disaster situation.

Trust for Virgin Islands Lands Earns National Recognition

The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands has achieved national recognition – joining a network of over 450 accredited land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to professional excellence.

Rotary District 7020 Organizes to Provide Relief to Earthquake-Stricken Haiti

A group of very experienced Disaster Relief Rotarians has organize relief supplies, medical assistance, shelter and other necessities for people in Southern Haiti.

Democratic Party St. Croix District Reschedules Car Raffle for Nov. 1

Recognizing that additional sales are needed to ensure the successful outcome of this initiative, the St. Croix Democratic Party had to extend the drawing date.

World Central Kitchen Launches New Round of Grants for Food Production Projects in USVI

The program helps build resilient local food systems and strengthen food security through direct financial support to farmers, fishers and small food-related businesses.

CFVI Awards $139,065 in Scholarships to 58 Virgin Islands Students

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded scholarships to 58 Virgin Islands students for its 2021-22 academic scholarship cycle.

AARP Awards Two U.S.V.I. Organizations With Community Challenge Grants

Grantees will implement quick action projects to promote livable communities by improving housing, transportation, public spaces, civic engagement and connection with an emphasis on the needs of the 50-plus.

American Red Cross of USVI Welcomes Tina Beazer as Senior Disaster Program Manager

Beazer leads a team of three staff and 100 volunteers in providing programs and services that help the USVI prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. She also serves as the face of American Red Cross in the territory.

SBA and St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Begin Strategic Alliance

The Small Business Administration and the Chamber will present information and opportunities to local entrepreneurs to better position them to start, grow and expand their ventures.

Island Green Living Makes Local Mulch Available for Sale Starting August 4

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4, the non-profit will make the only locally-sourced mulch available for sale to the community. Island Green’s Brush Chipping Pilot Program has been designated a Clinton Global Initiative “Commitment to Action” for its sustainability.

V.I. Medical Society Releases Statement on Requirement for Vaccination of Health Workers

All U.S. health care and long-term care workers, regardless of employer, should be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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