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Senate President Offers Condolences to People of BVI on Death of Ralph T. O’Neal

Senate President offered condolences to the people of the British Virgin Islands on the passing of former Premier Ralph T. O’Neal.

Pilot Project Makes 43-Mile Ocean Crossing With Drone

In a first for the unmanned aerial system (UAS) industry, Skyfire Consulting, along with Doosan Mobility Innovation Inc., the U.S. Department of Health (DOH) and other collaborators made a 43-mile open ocean drone crossing between St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Hundreds of Residents Attend Housing Program Applicant Meetings

Over 500 residents and applicants attended meetings on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas to learn more about the housing program and its offerings. Members of the V.I. Housing Finance executive team and staff delivered presentations on their roles and explained the EnVIsion Tomorrow housing program in detail.

WAPA Updates Payment Processor Cyberattack Incident

WAPA’s continuing work with Central Square Technologies to fully assess the effect of a recent cyberattack on a payment processing application has determined the date range that hackers could have gained access to credit and debit card information.
Lt. Gov.-elect Tregenza Roach. (File photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)

Acting Governor Roach Says Payroll Issue Resolved

Today, Nov. 8, Acting Governor Tregenza A. Roach Esq. extended his apologies to a number of employees who were not paid by regular direct deposit on Thursday, Nov. 7.

November Is Virgin Islands Recycles Month; Many Events Planned

The Virgin Islands is part of the nationwide campaign declaring November as “America Recycles Month,” which is part of a public/private partnership effort aimed at increasing media attention and public support for recycling and waste reduction.

Lieutenant Governor Reminds Residents of Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Deadline

To receive Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare beneficiaries are required to join a plan provided by a private insurance company approved by Medicare. Each year the plan sets the cost and determines which prescription drugs are covered.

CBP Releases FY 2019 Border Enforcement Review for the Caribbean

This Caribbean area effort is possible through collaborative operations and partnerships with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, which have become an integral part of CBP’s procedures, in order to manage illicit activity throughout the area.

Caribbean Media Exchange Leadership Awards to Recognize Three Tourism Leaders

The 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards will recognize three respected Caribbean tourism leaders for their achievements at an event planned for Dec. 14 in Miami.

Human Services Working to Fix Issue Affecting SNAP Cards at Cost-U-Less

Human Services assures Virgin Islands SNAP recipients that it is working closely with Cost-U-less and the federal Food and Nutrition Services Division of the USDA to quickly resolve the issue.

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