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U.S. Attorney Announces Award of Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant

Local law enforcement agencies/departments, social service-providing entities, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, community boards, religious institutions and schools are encouraged to apply for a portion of the grant.

DOJ, LEPC Make Funds Available for Violence Against Women Grants

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Violence Against Women makes STOP (2016) Grant Program funds available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DOJ, LEPC Offering Grants for Victims of Crime Assistance

The Law Enforcement Planning Commission, through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime, is making Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) funds available to non-profit victim services and government agencies to provide direct services to assist crime victims recover from victimization.

Government Pays Off Longtime Streetlight Debt to WAPA

The central government is now current on payments to the authority for street lighting across the territory. The debt rose as high as $15.8 million in January 2015.

WAPA and PSC Discuss Projected Outcomes of New Rooftop Solar Program

WAPA and the PSC agreed on a six-month timeframe to develop the interconnection as well as control standards and tariffs needed to enable the new rooftop program.

Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award Given to USVIEDA in Miami

For its performance in providing economic services and resources to small and minority-owned businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, USVIEDA was recently awarded the 2018 Disaster Recovery Advocate of the Year Award.

Federal Transit Administration Proposes Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals

The Department of Public Works has published the proposed overall goals for its Federal Transit Administration Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for the Fiscal Years 2018 through 2021.

Tourism Appoints Joe Boschulte to Bolster Work of Ports of V.I.

The V.I. Department of Tourism is deepening its working relations with the cruise industry by appointing an industry specialist to bolster the work of the Ports of the Virgin Islands.

WAPA Board Approves Glencore Ltd. As Supplier of Fuel Oil for Power Plants

The approved agreement is effective January 2019 for a 12-month period with options to renew for successive 12-month periods.

Airbnb Ranks St. Thomas No. 1 Destination in Caribbean

St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked the No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb with a 600 percent increase in bookings over last year.

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STT-STJ AG FAIR -- on St. Thomas, connecting farmers and the fruits of their labors with the
public. Bordeaux Farms Pavillion provided the venue, although the traditional host, University of the Virgin Islands, is eager for a reunion.
The AG FAIR is an opportunity for shoppers to pick up meats and veggies for the Thanksgiving table. Chef Ashley Allen staged a turkey carving demonstration, followed by a turkey tasting.
An appreciative crowd formed an audience for a dance troupe and tips on composting, plus a contest to see who could quickly light a coalpot.
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