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Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien, Office of Disaster Recovery director. (Photo courtesy of Office of Disaster Recovery)

Office of Disaster Recovery Releases Fourth Annual Recovery Progress Report

This year’s publication identifies the successes and challenges of the territory’s road to recovery from September 2020 to September 2021.

Havensight Violence Addressed at Government House Monday

St. Thomas Police Chief Barrington Thomas appealed to the community for help locating a third and possibly a fourth suspect in Saturday's attempted robbery at Havensight Mall in which two people were shot and remain hospitalized Monday, during the Government House media briefing.

USDA Revises Federal Order Suspending Interstate Movement of Swine Products From USVI, PR

The revised federal order, effective immediately, outlines mitigations that will allow certain products to move to the mainland, while continuing to provide the necessary protections against African swine fever.

This Week’s Senate Calendar: December 6 – 10

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

V.I. Government Awards Healthcare Foundation an ARPA Grant; Local Non-profit to Open Outpatient Dialysis...

On Nov. 11, 2021, VIHCF was awarded a $1 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant from the V.I. Government. 
Taxis wait to take tourists around St. John.

Taxicab Commission to Hold Annual Medallion Auction for Only Veterans on Each Island

Applications must be taken to the Office of Veterans Affairs proving eligibility as a U.S. Virgin Islands veteran on the island for which the bid is scheduled.

The Market STX and STT Provides Donates to DHS to Celebrate ‘National Cookie Day’

The Market St. Croix and St. Thomas has donated over 700 chocolate chip cookies to be distributed to all employees of the Department of Human Services territory-wide in celebration of National Cookie Day.
Property and Procurement Commissioner Anthony Thomas is peppered by questions from the Senate Finance Committee Friday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Property and Procurement to Close for Employee Recognition/ Professional Development Day

The closure allows for administrative leave for the employees on different days in each district.
pig pork farm rural grange

Plaskett Reacts to USDA Order to Allow Interstate Movement of Swine Products From VI...

“As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I am happy to announce that effective today certain swine products and byproducts are now permitted for interstate travel from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to the mainland United States."

VIWMA to Hold Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Implementation of Tipping Fees

The virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8, will discuss the implementation of commercial solid waste tipping fees. The fees will commence on Jan. 10, 2022.