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Before the 2017 hurricanes, two green sea turtles swim in Turtle Cove off Buck Island, St Thomas. (Photo by Paul Jobsis)

Science Saturdays Make Learning Fun for Entire Family

Hosted by the Coastal Zone Management Division of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, each month it focuses on environmental education and fun science activities and often introduces children to guest scientists from the university.

VING Conducts Support Missions to Advocate Stay-at-Home Order

While the VI Police Department and the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources are enforcing the new mandate, VING will assist in helping educate and redirect individuals who are not obeying the stay-at-home order.

Beach Advisory for April 6-10

In accordance with Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s executive order of Monday, April 6, all beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are closed until April 20.

UVI Producing 3D Respiratory Masks to Support Fight Against Coronavirus

Personal protective gear is a scarce commodity as the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc all over the world.

Organizers Cancel 2020 International Optimist Regatta Due to COVID-19

Organizers of the International Optimist Regatta, which is presented by EMS Virgin Islands, TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race, regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 event.
The Department of Education will begin meal distribution to V.I. students on Thursday. (Shutterstock image)

‘No V.I. Child Goes Hungry’ Feeding Initiative Won’t Operate During Easter Holiday

Parents are reminded that both breakfast and lunch may be picked up from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. during a once daily distribution at designated sites.

Head Start Food Distribution to Pause for Easter Holidays

Head Start will continue with food distribution this week; however, it will not distribute food during the Easter holiday from Thursday, April 9, through Monday, April 12.

Elections System Plans for Acceptance of Nominations Petitions and Papers

All three offices will remain closed until Thursday, April 30, with the exception of opening for limited hours for the petitions and papers process.

Government Agencies Update Changes to Normal Operations in Response to COVID-19

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus and in adherence to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several departments and agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands have implemented steps to minimize person-to-person contact at their offices. The changes were made April 2.

VITEMA Remains Focused on Risk Planning in the Territory

VITEMA is making certain that all risk planning for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season remains uninterrupted during the territory’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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