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MBW Distributes Over 15,000 Hot Meals and Counting

Since launching its “Meals on Wheels'' initiative on Monday, March 23, My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) has prepared and distributed over 15,000 meals to those...
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

VI Council on the Arts Offers CARES Act Assistance to the Art Community

Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol has announced that the VI Council on the Arts (VICA) has received $200,100 in emergency funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Endowment for the Humanities Gives CFVI $442,200

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands will receive $242,200 to provide emergency funding to USVI museums, libraries, archives, historic sites and other nonprofits impacted by the pandemic.

My Brother’s Workshop Partners With DOE to Distribute Meals

The “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative, which distributes breakfast and lunch to V.I. students each weekday during school closures due to COVID-19, will expand distribution to three additional sites on St. Croix, beginning May 4 and May 6.

MBW Raises $100,000 for Spread Hope Campaign

On March 25, Alpine Securities USVI pledged to match all donations made to My Brother's Workshop’s Spread Hope fundraising campaign (up to $50,000) and by April 13, My Brother’s Workshop supporters answered the call of that match by raising $50,000.

CARES Program to Give Grants for the Arts

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, has developed a program to help secure jobs and keep the doors open for the arts and culture community.

Caribbean Groups Pledge Collaboration on Earth Day Goals

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and The Nature Conservancy joined together for Earth Day on April 22 to share their collaborative intent to emerge from the current COVID-19 crisis and help rebuild a stronger, more resilient Caribbean environment.

St. George Village Botanical Garden Updates Public

The Botanical Garden is recording a series of educational and fun videos of garden flora and fauna for weekly send outs to connect with people via Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Wayne Archibald Becomes Executive Director of Junior Achievement VI

Archibald will oversee all operations, functions and activities, including strategic planning, fundraising, stakeholder relationship management, program implementation and expansion of Junior Achievement K-12 programs.

Ocean and Coastal Observing – VI Welcomes New Board Members and Officers

OCOVI’s purpose is to facilitate and advance ocean and coastal observing activities that serve the environmental, economic, safety as well as general ocean and coastal-related interests of the V.I. people.

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