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USVI Shines as Premier Destination at 2024 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference

Revered as a steady leader in the Caribbean tourism industry, the USVI delegation showcased the territory and its growing accessibility around the cruise industry to key operators and businesses at the 2024 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference.

National Park Service Announces 2024 Storm Refuge Permitting Procedures for Hurricane Hole

Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument announce procedures for mariners wanting to register their vessels in Hurricane Hole for the 2024 hurricane season.

V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue Offers Tax Tips for Filing 2023 Tax Return

For the convenience of the public, the offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13. It will also have extended hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, April 15.

LEPC Announces RFP Submission Deadlines for Federal Justice Assistance Grants

 The Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) has announced it is accepting proposals effective April 8 and closing on May 20, for three federal Justice Assistance Grants (FY2019, FY2020 and FY2021).

Governor Signs Bills Creating Kidney Disease Registry, Appropriating Funds for Olympic Committee

A bill to create a chronic kidney disease registry was signed into law by Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. Wednesday, along with a bill appropriating $25,000 to the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee.

WAPA Reverses Accidental Billing Charges for 3K Customers

V.I. Water and Power Authority officials apologized Tuesday for additional charges that were added to the utility bills of about 3,000 customers and said that they are in the process of being reversed. 

Senator Frett-Gregory Advises Former UVI Employees to Submit for Retroactive Merit Pay

“It is important that the affected employees visit the website or use the provided link to obtain their payment,” said Frett-Gregory.

First Day to Circulate Nomination Petitions and Papers Is Sunday, April 14

Nomination Petitions and Papers for the 2024 Elections remain available until Tuesday, May 21.

GERS Ready to Pre-Qualify Members for Personal Loans Starting Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday, active Government Employees’ Retirement System members interested in applying for a personal loan are invited to express their interest by visiting the GERS website at www.usvigers.com, GERS Administrator Angel Dawson Jr. announced on Monday.

35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands April 8-12

This is the schedule for this week's Senate.

DPNR to Hold Virtual Public Hearings on Proposed Zoning Map Amendments on April 15, 16

The Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on Proposed Zoning Map Amendment to the Virgin Islands Official District Maps

Officials Preparing for a Safe Carnival

A safe St. Thomas Carnival is more than policing, officials told the Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, and Public Safety Thursday. It also includes food safety, waste management, and more.

Senators Concerned About Slow Hospital Rebuild, Emergency Wait Times, and Delayed Income

Sen. Ray Fonseca was saying look at the bright side. “The territory is getting two new hospitals and a cancer treatment facility on St. John.” Sen. Kenneth Gittens, however, approached it differently at Wednesday's Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services meeting.

V.I. Department of Education Provides Update on Territory-Wide Tablet Distribution

This federal initiative, led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), aims to enhance internet accessibility for households, facilitating crucial services such as work, education, healthcare and more. The program ceased accepting applications on Feb. 7. The VIDE is now providing a public update on the distribution of tablets supplied by Heritage Wireless.

Diabetes Takes Its Toll in Territory

Julia Sheen, executive director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, testified Wednesday at the Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services hearing that the territory has a dialysis crisis, and a high percentage of the territory’s population is susceptible to diabetes.

Elections System: Nomination Petitions/Papers Available Beginning Monday, April 8

The Nomination Petitions and Papers will be available for pick up at the Elections Offices territory-wide. Office locations and times are as follows:

USVI Promotes Local Businesses, Enhances VisitUSVI.com with Powerful New Listing Features

This powerful feature offers participants personalized Google industry training, which maximizes their social and online footprint and provides potential visitors with an enhanced travel planning experience.

FEMA Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Commitment to Community and Service

Since its inception, April 1, 1979, FEMA has been steadfast in its mission to support and assist communities in times of need. FEMA staff is not only employees but residents of the communities they serve. Their deep-rooted connection to the community drives their passion and dedication to providing assistance and support to their fellow community members.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $2.1M to USVI to Increase Digital Inclusion Efforts

Through community collaboration, these digital equity plans outline the states’ approach to empowering communities with equitable access and opportunities to adopt a high-speed Internet connection.

VJ Lottery Extraordinary Drawing Set for April 25; Grand Prize Is $500,000, Other Prizes Available

In addition to the grand prize of half a million dollars, there are other opportunities to win cash. The second, third, fourth and fifth prizes are $90,000; $70,000; $50,000 and $30,000, respectively.

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