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Students and Parents Disappointed After Motorcade Denied for 2020 Graduates

Some Virgin Islanders are disappointed after a permit was denied that would have allowed 2020 high school graduates and their parents to hold a celebratory motorcade on St. Croix.
From left, Maria Colon-Clarke, Miss VI-PR Friendship 2019 Rosa-Leea Clarke, and DHS Commissioner Kimberly Causey-Gomez make a presentation to senior caregivers on Friday. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

VIPR Friendship Committee Thanks Caregivers for ‘All the Work They Do’

Members of the Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Committee expressed gratitude to St. Croix’s senior care workers at a ceremony in the gazebo at the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged.
Natalia Barnes of the St. Croix Educational Complex in her cap and gown. (Photo provided by Natalia Barnes)

St. Croix’s Class of 2020 Makes the Most of Quarantine Graduations

The COVID-19 pandemic put a screeching halt to all social gatherings, and for the Class of 2020 that included graduation ceremonies and all the other parties and events that go with them.
Chef Lenyse Shomo works with the team from Navy Beach to cook and bag almost 100 soups for delivery to residents at the Celestino A. White Senior Citizens Complex on St. Thomas. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Relief Drives Organized for STT Seniors

A multitiered effort organized by one community group is aiming to provide food and supplies to the territory’s elderly and residents with disabilities in an effort to keep them indoors and limit exposure to the novel coronavirus.
Sen. Myron Jackson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, and Aging, listens to testimony during Friday’s hearing on St. Croix. (Photo by Bernard Matthew)

Growth of Senior Population Outpacing Programs to Care for Them

The portion of the USVI population designated as seniors – 65 years of age and older – is growing faster than programs needed to provide health care services for them.

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