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Labor Announces Unemployment Insurance DUA Extension

The federal government has passed an act to extend the duration of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for an additional 26 weeks for eligible individuals unemployed as a direct result of the major disasters that were declared due to hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Albert Bryan

Governor to Grant Administrative Leave for Non-essential GVI Personnel on April 1

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. will sign a proclamation granting administrative leave to non-essential government personnel on Monday, April 1, in observance of the 102nd anniversary of Transfer Day.

ALERT: BMV Experiencing Delays Due to Connectivity

The BMV territory-wide is experiencing technical difficulties that are causing extended delays in processing transactions.
Survey team member Cosme Harrison chats with a particpant on St. John.

Health Officials Launch Survey on Leptospirosis in V.I.

Public health investigators are knocking on doors throughout the Virgin Islands in an attempt to determine the prevalence of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that made its first appearance in the territory following the hurricanes of 2017.
Sen. Myron Jackson chairs Monday's meeting of the Committee on Culture and Planning. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Carnival Times Are a’Changing With Government Takeover

The territory's carnivals are changing, and senators at Monday's hearing of the Committee on Culture and Planning debated which of those changes will be good and which might be problematic.
Apple Gidley at work on her next novel, as yet untitled, (Anne Salafia photo)

Author Apple Gidley’s Historical Novel Debuts on Transfer Day

This March 31, as islanders and Danes commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Danish to American rule, OC Publishing will launch Apple Gidley’s latest novel, “Transfer.” No coincidence.
Alexander St. Rose (VIPD photo)

Barren Spot Man Charged with Assault

The V.I. Police Department on Sunday evening arrested 20-year-old Alexander St. Rose and charged him in an assault of an adult female in Barren Spot.
This NOAA satellite photo from September 2017 shows Hurricane Irma, over the Turks and Caicos, with Hurricane Jose to the right. Jose missed the islands, but was followed by Maria, which was a destructive Cat 5. Tropical Storm Katia is far left, in the Gulf of Mexico.

El Nino May Soften 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

El Nino conditions are present in the northern hemisphere, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a report issued Monday, pointing to conditions...
In the CSA Spinnaker Racing 2 class, St. Croix’s Mackenzie Bryan drives the J/100, Bad Girl, to a first place finish. (Photo by Dean Barnes, © St Thomas International Regatta)

STT’S Blitz Wins Spinnaker Class at STIR

Clouds and a couple of squalls threw windy curve balls across the courses set for the 50-plus boats racing in the 46th St. Thomas International Regatta. STIR, long known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’, lived up to its reputation by delivering professionally-set round-the-rocks and round-the-buoy courses, the natural attributes of wind, sun and seas, and first-class competition and camaraderie.

V.I. Musicians Can Take Part in This Year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest

Virgin Islands musicians can take part this year in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, which offers a break-through opportunity for the winning entry, according to...

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