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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett speaks Tuesday at a news conference.

Congresswoman Announces $1 Million FEMA Grant for DOE

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding an important $1 million grant for the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) from FEMA to go towards the rebuilding of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricane Maria:

Long Term Recovery Group Cancels Town Hall, Urges Attending VITEMA Town Hall

The Long Term Recovery Group is encouraging as many as possible to take advantage of this opportunity to become more informed and prepared at VITEMA's town hall, planned for the same time.

This Week’s Senate Calendar January 27 – 31

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

Board of Nurse Licensure Temporarily Unable to Print License ID Cards

In the interim, nurses will be provided with a quick confirmation/ verification for temporary use via email.
Gary Molloy is Labor Department commissioner-designee. (Submitted photo)

‘Labor Investing for Tomorrow’ Internship Applications Available

The LIFT program continues to provide college juniors, seniors and graduate students with meaningful work/internship experience in their chosen career field. Interns are able to gain college credits, acquire hands-on training, and get an opportunity to network with professionals in their respective careers.

DHS Resolves Electronic Child Support Payment Funds Transfer Issue

Clients of the Paternity and Child Support Division, particularly those who receive disbursements by direct deposit and who were affected over the past several days by this technical issue, can now see those funds reflected on their saving or checking accounts.
Sen. Alicia Barnes expresses frustration with the representative from various government agencies testifying Wednesday on hurricane preparedness. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Sen. Barnes Plans Town Halls to Discuss CZM Bill

Because of the technical nature of the proposed bill and some misunderstanding as to the bill’s purpose, Barnes moved to hold Bill No. 33-0105 in the Committee on Rules and Judiciary, so that educational town hall meetings can be held in both districts to educate residents on the bill.

Highest Audit Rating to Be Awarded to V.I. Economic Development Authority

This audit was conducted in accordance with auditing standards that are applicable to financial audits contained in the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.

VIPD Training Academy Begins Recruit Classes in Both Districts

In the St. Thomas-St. John District, there are 17 recruits in the VIPD Training Academy. In this class there are 13 VIPD recruits, two employed by the Superior Court, one by the Virgin Islands Legislature and one by the VI Port Authority. There are 23 recruits in the St. Croix class.

Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement campaign warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The scammers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments for help with purported identity theft or to avoid arrest for bogus Social Security number problems.

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