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GERS Invites Members to Financial Literacy Workshop

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) invites its members to participate in a Financial Literacy Workshop that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9.

DHS Receives Child Care Development Funds for Fiscal Year 2017

The Office of Grants Management Division of Mandatory Grants in Washington, D.C. has informed the V.I. Department of Human Services (DHS) will be receiving $2,731,220 for the Children and Families Program.

AgFair Weekend to Offer Cultural Activities, Entertainment; Seeks Vendors

Vendor applications are still available at the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) office for the 33rd Annual St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair. Featuring Art by the Sea youth attractions, the fair will be held on Nov. 19 and 20.

VIWMA, UVI-CES, Gifft Hill School Offer Free Compost Workshops

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is partnering with the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) and the Gifft Hill School to host free compost workshops during November.

VIWMA Asks Residents to Report Illegal Wastewater Discharges

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) reports that its wastewater treatment plants are being impacted by the illegal dumping of wastewater at manholes in the territory.

Bureau of Corrections Invites Public to Hear About Jail, Judicial System

The public is invited to a town hall meeting about the U.S. Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections and the local justice system in the St. Thomas and St. Croix Districts and the local justice system. The town hall will begin after the National Institute of Corrections finishes its presentation of a jail and justice system assessment.

VIPA Announces Non-Cash Policy at All Seaports Beginning Nov. 1

The Virgin Islands Port Authority Board (VIPA) of Governors approved a non-cash policy effective Nov. 1 for the authority’s marine division at its Sept. 22 board meeting. Cash will no longer be accepted at VIPA’s seaports.

Gov. Mapp Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp urged victims and their families to seek assistance and for the community to work together to eliminate domestic violence here in the Virgin Islands.

DOH Seeks to Compile Listing of V.I. Exercise Classes/Groups

In an effort to promote physical activity and lower the prevalence of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the community, the Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) Chronic Disease Prevention Program is compiling a comprehensive list of exercise classes and groups in the territory.

Human Services’ Pharmaceutical Assistance Program Receives Rebates

The Department of Human Services’ State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (PAP) primarily assists seniors by paying for their prescription drugs. The department has partnered with ScriptGuideRX Inc. to reduce the cost of providing affordable prescription coverage for beneficiaries of PAP.

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