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90 Percent of Board of Education Student Loans are Delinquent, Senators Learn

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed sharp disapproval of the V.I. Board of Education's student loan collection efforts after learning that 90 percent of such loans are delinquent.

Senators Alarmed by Shortage of Teachers, Laptops for Online Learning

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed concern about 119 vacant positions within the Department of Education, a shortage of teaching aids and supplies, and a shortage of laptops for online learning.

Bryan Defends Contract to Daughter’s Firm, Decries ‘Attacking the Children’

Health officials and Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. say a $1 million no-bid contract awarded to Avera Inc., whose management includes Bryan’s daughter, Aliyah Bryan, and campaign intern, Michael Pemberton, was proper.

Senators Say Health Department Didn’t Follow Procurement Process for $1 Million Contract

Members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed shock when Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said the department entered a $1 million contract for pandemic-related contact tracing services without requesting bids through Property and Procurement.

Human Services Offering Pandemic Childcare Subsidy for Working Parents

The V.I. Department of Human Services is offering working parents and guardians relief during the COVID-19 pandemic via a Federal Block Grant program that provides a child care subsidy for children up to 12 years old.

DPNR: Fishermen Receiving Long Promised Hurricane Relief Aid

Nearly three years after the 2017 hurricanes, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Division of Fish and Wildlife has launched a highly anticipated disaster relief program that offers financial assistance to fishers who suffered losses due to the hurricanes.
Taxis line up for business on St. John. (Photo from the V.I. Taxi Association website)

Taxicab Commission Wants Limousine and Tour Broker Licenses Under Its Purview

The Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission is vying for control over limousine and tour broker operator licenses and says seeking legislation for that aim is a goal for fiscal year 2021.
Barbara Jackson-McIntosh (File photo)

BMV Working to Address Backlogged Car Registrations

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles is implementing several changes to automate processes and help address insurance and car registration concerns during the global pandemic, Director Barbara Jackson-McIntosh told senators Thursday.

V.I. Unemployment Applications During Pandemic Higher Than After 2017 Hurricanes

Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy told senators that the flood of applications coming in for unemployment benefits is far greater than what was experienced in 2017 after two Category 5 hurricanes ravaged the territory.

Pandemic Causes Dip in Lottery Sales

Virgin Islands Lottery Executive Director Raymond Williams said the lottery’s traditional game has dropped significantly in sales due to the worldwide pandemic.

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