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GERS Member Services Division to Close on Fridays

Effective Oct. 7, the Member Services Division of the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) will be closed to the public every Friday.

DHS Hosts Pre-Employment Transition Services Conference

The Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with the State Office of Special Education in the Department of Education, recently hosted a three-day training conference at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort, Sept. 28-30. The conference was for counselors, social workers, special education teachers, administrators and students.

VIPD Officers Return Home After Successfully Completing NYPD Academy Training

Eight Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers have successfully completed a rigorous six-month training program at the NYPD Academy in New York City. Graduation ceremonies were held on Thursday Sept. 29.

National Farm to School Month Activities Set to Start October 5

October kicks off National Farm to School Month, and the Virgin Islands Department of Education, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA), will host a series of events and activities to educate students and the community on the health and economic benefits of introducing locally grown produce to the schools.

DPNR Celebrates V.I. Archives Month

The Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums will celebrate “Virgin Islands Archives Month” during October. The purpose of archives and special collection repositories in the Virgin Islands is to collect, preserve, protect and provide access to the territory’s history for present and future generations.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

New President/CEO Conducts First viNGN Board Meeting

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) held its first board meeting under the new leadership of recently announced President and CEO H. Mark McGibbon, Ph.D., on Thursday.

VIWMA Delays Implementation of Tipping Fees

The VI Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises solid-waste haulers and other direct customers of the St. Croix Transfer Station, Bovoni Landfill and Susannaberg Transfer Station that it is delaying the Oct. 1st implementation of its new tipping fees.

NOAA Fisheries Reminds Public of Seasonal Prohibition on Certain Fish

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds fishers and the general public of the annually recurring prohibition on fishing for or possession on fishing for and possession of blackfin, vermilion, black and silk snapper.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

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