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Board of Elections Releases 2020 Primary Election Official Results

Voter registration resumed in both districts on Thursday, Aug. 6. Due to COVID-19, the offices are currently operating on the following schedule.

Human Services Addresses Recent COVID-19 Positives for St. Thomas Staff

As cases across the territory continue to rise, DHS remains vigilant in its screening, educating and monitoring of staff and clients.
Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas is peppered by questions from the Senate Finance Committee Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Board Okays Expansion of East End Electrical Substation; Thomas Re-elected Chairman

When completed, the substation will function at full capacity providing more stable and reliable electrical service to the east end of St. Thomas and on St. John.

Governor’s Judicial Nominees Bring Decades of Experience to the Bench

Attorney Tejo and attorney Andrews are both natives of St. Croix and have successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile criminal cases for the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands.

DLCA Notifies Public of Methanol Hand Sanitizer Recall

NEXT Hand Sanitizer is one of the products that is being recalled and is currently sold in the Virgin Islands.
Residents gather at the Tutu fire station Monday morning for sandbag distribution.

VITEMA to Distribute Sandbags and Sand Territorywide, Aug. 13 and 18

VITEMA, in collaboration with the departments of Public Works and Health, V.I. Police and V.I. Fire Service, has updated the territory’s Sandbag Distribution Plan to include new protocols specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for Aug. 10-14

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

Office of Management and Budget Reorganizes

The most notable change is the creation of the Performance Management Division and the Budget Review Division.
'We are hoping for the best, but we are preparing for the worst,' Gov. Albert Bryan said Monday in discussing the new coronavirus. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Government House Issues Statement on Talks of Renewed COVID Restrictions

Government House issued the following statement on Friday in response to information circulated about plans to renew COVID restrictions on businesses and other community activities.

Governor Clarifies Double Stimulus Checks Resulting From PR Issuing Direct Deposits

In an effort to assist Hacienda in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands residents who erroneously received an additional stimulus payment by direct deposit, the IRB has agreed to be the conduit for returning the overpayments to the U.S. Treasury Department.

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