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Plaskett Reports $69.7M in Education Funds to Aid V.I. Schools During Pandemic

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett issued a statement on the release of $69.7 million by the U.S. Department of Education to the V.I. from coronavirus relief funding recently enacted.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Disability Rights Center of VI to Host COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

Governor’s ADA Office and Disability Rights Center to co-host Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 vaccinations, Jan, 19.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR Monies Now Available for Funding Public Water Systems

Monies are available for infrastructure improvements to public water systems through a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grant.
Government House in Christiansted. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Government House on the Air in January

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

Department of Health is on the Lookout for COVID-19 Variants

The Virgin Islands Department of Health is actively monitoring new COVID-19 variants that are being detected around the globe, including in the United States, the department reported Tuesday in a news release.

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.

This Week’s Senate Calendar – Jan. 11-15

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