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Human Services Wraps Up Older American Mont

The Department of Human Services have spent the month of May celebrating senior citizens throughout the territory; now it will wrap things up with more activities and events.

District Court of the Virgin Islands Honors Winners of Jury Poster Contest

In commemoration of Law Day, the District Court of the Virgin Islands sponsored a Jury Poster Contest where students in private, public, and parochial schools in grades 9 through 12 were invited to submit a jury poster that depicted the concept that Legal System + Community = Jury.

GVI Encourages Residents to Be Insured for Upcoming Hurricane Season

In light of Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 15 to 21, residents of the Virgin Islands are advised to be prepared for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which is June 1 to Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a very active 2016 hurricane season, with 17 storms, including five major hurricanes.

WAPA to Hold Public Hearings on Integrated Resource Plan

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will hold public hearings to discuss the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the authority by Black & Veatch. The IRP will detail the direction WAPA should take moving forward in the area of new generation.

Town Halls Scheduled to Hear Tenant Concerns on Rent Increases

After being bombarded with calls from concerned tenants regarding letters received from their property management company, McCormack Barron Salazar Management, informing them that their rents would be increased on July 1, Sen. Marvin Blyden has scheduled a town hall meeting for all tenants who reside at the following communities.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Senate Rules Panel OKs Davis for Health

Michelle Davis, regional health administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 2, was approved by the V.I. Senate Rules and Judiciary committee as Health commissioner Friday.

DHS Continues to Celebrate Older Americans Month

The week opens with church service on St. John at the Nazareth Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until noon, Sunday, May 15, There will be other events on each island during May.

DHS Receives Federal Grant Award for SNAP Employment and Training

The V.I. Department of Human Services (DHS) recently received notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDOA) – Food and Nutrition Service that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is the recipient of an additional grant award in the amount of $425,000.

Legalize It Now! (But Do It Right)

The Legislature should legalize locally grown marijuana and should license growers and sellers, restricting it to traditional family farms, defined like local fishing, in the USVI.

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