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This Week’s Senate Calendar for Oct. 19-23

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

Lieutenant Governor Informs Medicare Beneficiaries of 2020 Open Enrollment Procedures

For the safety of beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, open enrollment sessions will not be held in person. The enrollment deadline is Dec. 7, 2020.
Government House in Christiansted. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Government House on the Air in October

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. encourages residents in the community to tune in and call in with questions, ideas or comments.

Human Services Says No Additional Issuances of P-EBT for October

No issuance has been approved or announced for October by the federal agencies. Both the DHS Head Start program and the V.I. Department of Education will continue meal distributions that are now active.
Families and friends gather at the Festival Village's booths for the kind of food you can only get at festival. (From Crucian Christmas Festival's Facebook page)

Special Event Health Permits Needed for All Food Sale Events

All persons working at an event who will be handling and serving food, beverages or food service items must have a current Food Handlers Health Card.

JFL Now Doing Successful Knee Surgery with Groundbreaking GPS Technology

Exactech is the latest advancement in technology that provides surgeons with real-time visual guidance and alignment data in total knee surgery.

Roach to Announce Launch of St. John Street Addressing Initiative

Initially, it was scheduled to begin the St. John Bridge Phase in April; however, due to COVID-19 the project was placed on hold to ensure the safety of field crews and residents.

DHS Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month During October

The V.I. Vocational Rehabilitation Program launched its first online work readiness training program this summer, and services will continue for qualifying students throughout the school year.
Federal Coordinating Officer of FEMA Region II Bill Vogel says 43 percent of the territory has had power restored. (Jamie Leonard photo)

FEMA’s September Obligations Mark Momentum for Recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through its Public Assistance Program, approved 48 obligations for $83.1 million.
Bureau of Corrections Director Wynnie Testamark defends her agency’s budget at Tuesday’s hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

Bureau of Corrections Wins $14.2M FEMA Award to Rebuild Swan Annex

The Swan Annex served as the main pre-trial detention center on St. Thomas before it was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. It has been abandoned ever since.