The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has $2.5 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands to reimburse COVID-19 vaccination costs. There are 24 confirmed USVI COVID-19 fatalities to date, not counting individuals who were not diagnosed and individuals who sought treatment outside the territory and died elsewhere.
As Virgin Islanders tuned in to the State of the Territory address Monday night, V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett was on a more somber mission, taking part in the delivery of an article of impeachment from the House to the U.S. Senate.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the V.I. looks toward the next year with renewed hope brought on by increasing tax revenues, new economic development projects and growth in the marine, tech and agriculture industries.
Selected applicants will receive technical assistance in the form of education and material resources to assist in growing their crops. Then Agriculture’s marketing division will purchase the crops and feature them as the ‘Harvest of the Month’.
The USVI Division of Economic Research’s Office of Management and Budget has launched a territorial online survey that focuses on the impact COVID-19 has had on the territory’s businesses and organizations.