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Dental Associations, Administration Discuss Five-year Oral Health Care Plan at Summit

The U.S. Virgin Islands Dental Association (VIDA) this week partnered with the American Dental Association (ADA) to convene the U.S.V.I. Oral Health Care Summit, which featured Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and other elected officials to build upon existing oral health initiatives and address the territory’s oral health care needs.

USVI Promotes Its Special Carnival and Festivals Here and Abroad

The USVI Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched a vigorous summer campaign to market the islands' unique carnival and festivals.

Top Region II FEMA Officials Praise Bryan/Roach Hurricane Prep

FEMA official Tito Hernandez said the federal agency also is considering having FEMA permanently located in the territory as a result of the lessons learned from hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

V.I. Delegate on Front Page of New York Times

Delegate Stacey Plaskett's (D-V.I.) photo was front and center Thursday, above the fold of the front page of the New York Times, the paper...

Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases 2019 National KIDS COUNT ® Data Book

The 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, which is the most comprehensive annual report on child well-being in the United States, notes measurable progress since the first Data Book, which was published in 1990.

WAPA Board Approves Purchase of Standby Generators for Water Pump Stations

In a bid to minimize disruptions of potable water service during periods of electrical service interruptions, the WAPA Board of Governors approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide.

Education to Launch Cloud-Based System to Simplify Application Process

On Monday, June 24, the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) Division of Human Resources, in partnership with the GVI Division of Personnel, will...

USVIEDA Selects Kelly Thompson-Webbe, Gloria Fredericks as Employees of the Year

The 2019 USVI Employee of the Year Annual Public Service Recognition Week Award Ceremony was among several week-long activities held to honor men and women who serve the territory as government employees.

USVIEDA Selects Thompson-Webbe, Fredericks as Employees of the Year

Two USVIEDA employees were recognized for their dedication to public service last week at the 2019 USVI Employee of the Year 30th Annual Public Service Recognition Week Award Ceremony.
Gary Molloy is Labor Department commissioner-designee. (Submitted photo)

VIDOL Extends Deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

VIDOL, in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, has secured an extension for all residents of the territory who became unemployed as a direct result of hurricanes Irma and/or Maria and remain unemployed.





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