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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Local government

Division of Personnel to Hold Correction Officer Entrance Exam; Applications Due Jan. 25

The online preparation manual and practice tests that simulate the full-length version of the exam will be available free of charge, compliments of the Bureau of Corrections. Testing dates are scheduled for Feb. 15-19.

Special Education Seeks Parents, Guardians, Individuals with Disabilities for Advisory Panel

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that each state establish an advisory panel for the purpose of advising the state special education staff regarding the education of eligible children with disabilities.

Plaskett Joins 107 House Members to Send Letter to GAO Demanding Answers to Jan....

On Jan. 11, Congressman Jason Crow, joined by 107 members, which included Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office demanding an investigation into the security failure in the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol.

Human Services Confirms Staff Member’s Positive COVID-19 Test

In an abundance of caution, while DHS works with the Department of Health to get other Kingshill staff tested, that facility will remain closed.

Commissioner of Tourism Reflects on 2020, Invites Partnership for Year Ahead

Commissioner Joseph Boschulte extended a message of both gratitude and optimism to the territory’s tourism ambassadors and partners around the world when he recently recapped the challenges of 2020.

Bryan Congratulates Senator-elect Raphael Warnock

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement Wednesday congratulating Senator-elect Reverend Raphael Warnock on his election to the U.S. Senate.

Governor Condemns Practice of Celebratory Gunfire, Praises Efforts of VIPD

The governor issued a statement condemning the practice of celebratory gunfire and praising the efforts of the Virgin Islands Police Department for a recent operation that netted 17 illegal firearms and the arrest of eight suspects.

VITEMA Names Winston Simon Deputy Director of Administration and Finance

Deputy Director Winston Simon is a long-time public servant working within the Government of the Virgin Islands for the past 23 years.

Delta and Sun Country Offering New Flights Between Minneapolis and St. Thomas This Winter

The Department of Tourism continues to focus its attention on increasing airlift capacity to St. Croix and St. Thomas in 2021.
The Senate in session Wednesday. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Senate Approves and Forwards Resolutions, CZM Permits, Zoning Applications and Bills

Members of the 33rd Legislature convened on Wednesday and voted favorably for resolutions, coastal zone management permits, zoning applications and bills. All approved items will be forwarded to the governor for further consideration and action.