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Territory Observes Child Passenger Safety Week

This effort to promote car seat safety coincides with Child Passenger Safety Week, which is nationally recognized from Sept. 19-25.

Law Enforcement Recruits Graduate from Police Academy

The keynote speaker for the St. Thomas graduation was Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George; the guest speaker on St. Croix was St. Croix District Chief of Police Sean Santos.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: September 20 – 24, 2021

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

DOL Encourages Participation in the 2nd Annual Labor Affairs Summit

Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy promotes Labor Affairs Summit to strengthen the partnership between management and workers to demonstrate best practices.

V.I. Department of Human Services Summer P-EBT Plan Approved

All students (K through Grade 12) currently enrolled in USVI public schools and private schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible.

Susannaberg Transfer Station Informs Public of Waste Acceptance Protocols

The Susannaberg Transfer Station will be accepting waste from haulers carrying commercial trash.

WAPA Board Approves Employee Health Insurance, Utility Operating Budgets

The Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority met in an emergency meeting on Thursday and approved several items .

Bryan Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement for Department of Agriculture Employees

"The increased salaries for these and other positions will greatly assist the agency in meeting its staffing goals and improving the quality of life for the affected employees.”

Plaskett Makes Statement on Advancement of the Build Back Better Act in the House

The congresswoman released the following statement regarding the advancement of the Build Back Better Act out of the committee process in the House of Representatives as it moves toward final passage.

FEMA Awards Department of Finance $4.7M to Refurbish Offices on St. Thomas

Currently operating at less than 40% of its capacity, the facility is in dire need of restoration.

Congresswoman Plaskett Announces $8M Grant for Lutheran Social Services

Plaskett released the following statement regarding an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands.

Cruz Bay Electrical Underground Project to Continue Along Northshore Road

Work will begin on Monday, Sept. 13. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control, and motorists traversing through the work area are asked to proceed with caution.

USDA to Invest $50 Million in New Cooperative Agreements for Racial Justice and Equity

The Racial Justice and Equity Conservation Cooperative Agreements are available to entities and individuals for two-year projects that expand the delivery of conservation assistance to beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers.

Partnerships Pave a Path to Strengthen Recovery After Irma and Maria

Hurricane recovery projects are taking shape to make facilities used every day by Virgin Islanders more resilient through support of $3.27 billion from FEMA.

Office of Tax Collector Issues Property Tax Delinquency Listing for 2015 and Prior Years

The delinquency list will be published in newspapers of general circulation in each island district for a period of four weeks, pursuant to the Virgin Islands Code.

Medicare to Cover Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised People

The V.I. Department of Health reminds the public that the third dose, which is only for immunocompromised individuals, must be administered at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Bryan Nominates Cindy Richardson to Be Director of Personnel Division

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has nominated Assistant Labor Commissioner Cindy Richardson as Director of the Virgin Islands Personnel Division.

DOL Announces 2021 Labor and Management Awareness Month

The month of September is dedicated to raising community awareness of available programs, services and resources that help to meet the ever-increasing demand for a strong and skilled workforce.

Public Works Holds Training on How to Handle Fallen Utility Cables, Electrical Lines

In an effort to mitigate the safety and service repercussions that come with cutting fallen lines, the department provided this training to support emergency personnel as well as the utility providers.

Interior Supports Insular Area Students Through Close-Up and Junior State Foundation

The grant of almost $1.5 million is for two civic engagement and education programs for students who live in the insular areas.

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