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A DPW crew works on an intersection on St. Thomas.

Public Works Plans $500 Million Territory-wide Infrastructure Improvements

The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced plans for a territory-wide infrastructure improvement program aimed at roadways, drainage, utilities, signage, lighting and traffic management controls.

NOAA Announces Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing/ Possession of Certain Fish Beginning Oct. 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds fishermen and the public of the annually recurring seasonal prohibition on fishing for/ or possession of blackfin, vermilion, black or silk snapper in U.S. Caribbean federal waters.

Digital Technology Continues to Change Tourism for the Better

Along with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism celebrates what digital technology has done and can do for tourism.

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $14.3 Million for Hurricane Recovery Workers

Employees, employers, stakeholders who wish to obtain compliance information, meet with a Wage and Hour representative, have their questions or concerns addressed, or file a complaint, should contact WHD’s Caribbean District Office.

USDA Awards $50,000 to USVIEDA Incubator Program to Purchase Generator

Sydney Spence Gruters, the state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Rural Development in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mapp Signs Contract to Continue Melvin Evans Highway Repairs, 20 Road Projects Underway

In April, the governor announced that all the territory’s primary roads would be entirely rebuilt to U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway standards.

Elections System Releases Verified Signatures of Government Retirees Inc.

Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes announces the status update of the St. Croix Government Retirees Inc. Initiative in both districts. The total verified voters to date are listed as follows.

Tourism Seeks Entertainers on All Three Islands

The V.I. Department of Tourism is seeking entertainers, including musicians, dancers and other performing artists, who are interested in working at U.S. Virgin Islands cruise ports and airports.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Interior Gives Virgin Islands $75,000 to Support State Parks, Outdoor Recreation

Secretary of the Interior Ryan K. Zinke today announced a $75,000 distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the V.I. for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects.

Interior Announces Additional Technical Support for U.S.V.I.

U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs has released an additional $198,051 in fiscal year 2018 technical assistance program grants for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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