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DRCVI to Hold ‘Ticket to Work Conference’ for Those on SSD

The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) and partners will hold a Ticket to Work Conference for the beneficiaries of Social Security Disability. It will take place on Friday, Aug. 5.

CFVI Awards Students Summer Enrichment, Marine Related Scholarships

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded a total of $14,500 in scholarships to 11 Virgin Islands students to attend marine-related programs this summer.

J. Raymond Jones Fund at CFVI Donates to Mathematics Behind the Science Program

The Mathematics Behind the Science Summer Program (MBS) at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has received a grant of $14,764 from the J. Raymond Jones Fund at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI). MBS is a college preparation program for college bound students who are majoring in Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Technology (STEM).

Public Libraries Offer Story-Time, TumbleBooks Online and eBooks

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced Children’s Summer Story-Time territory-wide.

DOH Seeks to Partner with Community Organizations on Drug Abuse, Awareness

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) has received federal funding that allows it to aggressively move forward with the implementation of programs to better the serve the community in the areas of substance abuse relief and awareness.

V.I. Democrats Prepare for 2016 National Convention

Leah D. Daugherty, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, has been extending congratulatory letters to state and territorial delegates who will be attending this historic event in Philadelphia.

DRCVI to Host Meeting on Systematic Change of Mental Health Services

The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) will host a meeting with Chacku Mathai of the Star Center, which is a support and technical assistance center that is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the federal agency providing funds for mental health services for the Virgin Islands.

UVICELL to Hold Grant Writing Course

Individuals interested in learning the ins and outs of the grant writing process are urged to register early for an upcoming course -- Introduction to Grant Writing. The course will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning July 25.

NOAA Seeks Proposals for Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking proposals for habitat restoration projects under the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency grant program. The proposed projects should reduce the risks to coastal communities from extreme weather events, changing environmental conditions, and known or potential climate change effects.

USVI Culinary Team Wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at Taste of the Caribbean

Virgin Islands pride was the main ingredient during June 6-10 as the USVI Culinary Team won silver overall at the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami, Fla. Teammates proved their skill and passion for local flavor, and they also won the Best Representation of Caribbean Cuisine during the Taste of Two Islands competition. In addition, they brought home medals in several individual categories, winning over the hearts and taste buds of the judges.

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