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.
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.
Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA) gave grants to two charitable agencies in the territory that had been recommended by Innovative Companies in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As part of the preparedness measures conducted in the beginning of the Hurricane Season, the American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands (ARC VI) will have various events to recruit new volunteers to the organization on St. Thomas and St. John.
Here is a list of summer camps and organized activities available for children or young people. Please send information on your camps and activities to offer parents a variety of choices.
The Hurricane Season begins June 1, and preparation is the best protection against the dangers. The American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands (ARC VI) encourages the community to ask themselves how prepared they are and to take the necessary steps to get ready.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded scholarships to three Virgin Island students to attend the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Mich.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, the American Legion District No. 10 will do its part to honor American veterans. The district has several events planned for Memorial Day, according to District Commander Charles David.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored two organizations from the U.S. Virgin Islands with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment -- the Gifft Hill School and Clean Sweep Frederiksted.
The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands in collaboration with its partners, the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Virgin Islands Developmental Disabilities Council, along with the V.I. State Rehabilitation Council will host a Ridership Summit territory-wide to educate the general public about the legal rights to accessible transit in the V.I.