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350+ Swimmers to Participate in Friends of VI National Park 19th Beach-to-Beach Power Swim

This year, over 350 participants will be swimming down St. John’s North Shore beaches from Maho to Cinnamon or Trunk or Hawksnest on Sunday, May 29 in the 19th Power Swim event.

DPNR Launches Online Vessel and Mooring Registration

Registration is currently open until June 30, 2022; after June 30, it will be considered late and may be subject to a late fee.

A Resurgence of Chess Comes to the Virgin Islands

Chess is a game that has intrigued people around the world for centuries. It requires focus, concentration, patience, strategy and tactics.

Governor Proclaims National Public Works Week in the Virgin Islands

The 2022 theme for the national week of recognition of public works agencies around the country, which is celebrating its 62nd anniversary, is “Ready and Resilient.”

Michelle Smith Wins Florida State Title; Mikaela Smith, Sofia Swindell Are Champions

Michelle Smith's time made her the fastest high school sophomore in the 300m hurdles in the United States.

Op-Ed: Sharks in the Water: The Need for Improved Geo-Diplomacy and Trade Policy in Caribbean

Congresswoman Plaskett introduced the Caribbean Trade Resolution (H.Res.1047) in the House of Representatives earlier this month. It will, if passed, be an important first step toward prioritizing trade and advancing real economic integration with the Caribbean.

Secret Harbour Beach Resort Wins Tripadvisor 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award

Secret Harbour Beach Resort, a full-amenity condominium property for families and couples, announced that it has been rated in the top 10% of hotels in the world.

Virtue of the Week – Honor

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Office of Lieutenant Governor Gives Update on Divisions That Have Resumed Operations

The public is advised, however, that services offered by the Notary Public Division remain temporarily ceased. Additionally, the St. Croix Tax Assessor Office, and the on-site cashier located at the Lagoon Street Commercial Bldg. No. 1 (Frederiksted) location remain temporarily closed.

Beach Advisory for May 9-13

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: May 16 – 20

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

Op-Ed: The Importance of Advocating for the Quality Education of Our Children

Jeanette Smith-Barry writes: “Each of us must examine the role we can play in advocating for improved quality of education.”

Plaskett Announces FY2023 Community Project Funding Requests

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (VI-00) has released the following statement on her office’s priorities for FY2023 community project funding requests

Department of Human Services to Hold ‘Project Homeless Connect’ Events During May

The last Project Homeless Connect event was held in 2015 and successfully served 217 persons on St. Thomas, 185 on St. Croix and 38 on St. John. Volunteers from government and community-based agencies have participated in the planning and will come together to support this year’s three-event effort.

DOH Aligns Isolation/ Quarantine Procedures With CDC Recommendations

The V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is revising its isolation and quarantine guidelines to align with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new policies are as follows.

CHTA Calls for Region to Prepare Now for Projected Growth in Employment Opportunities

Tourism’s rebound is creating new jobs; the Caribbean is poised to be the fastest growing industry regionally and globally.

Human Services Waives Fee for Senior ID Cards

Seniors 60 years of age and older qualify to receive a Senior ID Card from DHS. Once they are given scheduled appointment dates, they will need to provide supporting documents to verify age.

Virtue of the Week – Honesty

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Professional Pilot Magazine Readers Award Top Honors to Standard Aviation St. Thomas

This prestigious honor is awarded annually by voters in the Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey. With 10.00 being a perfect score, Standard Aviation received an average rating of 9.52.

V.I. Parole Board Schedules Hearings for May 30 Through June 3

Anyone who wants to share testimony on behalf of or against any inmate must submit written comments to the board or advise the board of his /her desire to appear and testify. Such notices must be received by the board no later than May 25.  Written comments or requests to testify should be addressed to the chairman of the parole board.

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