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Department of Human Services Offers Summer Camp Subsidies

The Office of Childcare and Regulatory Services has funds available to defray the cost associated with the fees for summer camp.

Legislature to Host Public African Liberation Day Celebration May 25

The public is invited to attend the activities, which will be broadcast on LEGIT TV via Channel 17 on St. Thomas-St. John or Channel 5 on St. Croix on Innovative Cable.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

Veterans Affairs, American Legion Schedule V.I. Memorial Day Activities

Following custom, the VA will have activities on all three islands. The following is a list of the dates, times and locations of this year’s events.

GVI and Airbnb Sign Groundbreaking Tax Agreement in Caribbean

The V.I. Government and Airbnb have signed an agreement in the Caribbean that will allow the platform to collect the 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the BIR.

V.I. Department of Health Wants Public Input on Work Plan

DOH invites the public’s input on its work plan: the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant.

DOH Offers Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy for Addiction

Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy is for those who need assistance with personal recovery from alcohol, or illegal or prescribed drugs.

Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs to Hold Conference on St. Thomas

The conference will be held from May 22-26 at Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas.

GERS Seeks Volunteers for New Ambassador Program

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) is now seeking volunteers to be a part of its new public education campaign.

Senate Changing Mental Health Committal Laws

The automatic length of time for emergency commitment of someone suffering from mental illness or addiction who is an immediate danger to themselves or others will increase from 48 hours to five days, the maximum will increase from five days to 10.

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