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Monday, June 21, 2021

Local government

V.I. Workforce Development Board Seeks Service Providers

The mission is to assist the governor in the development and implementation of the V.I. workforce development system as well as create a skilled and prepared workforce.

Sen. Whitaker Elated Youth Advisory Council Appointment Is Reinstituted

As a former advisor, Whitaker has championed for many years for the reboot of the council. The Legislature is now accepting applications.

FEMA Awards $26.3M to Address Flooding, Road Repairs

FEMA has awarded the V.I. Department of Public Works $26,394,709 for eight road projects in both the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts.

US Health and Human Services Awards 2 Grants to VI Head Start

Disaster assistance funding for Head Start helps to ensure that it will be able to continue operations despite natural disasters.

Bryan Asks Florida Governor to Reconsider Law Blocking Cruise Ships From Requiring Proof of...

The Florida legislation bans cruise ships embarking from its ports from requiring proof of vaccination, an action that Bryan said contradicts the CDC guidelines and would stifle the restart of the cruise industry.

DHS Regulatory Services Accepting Applications for Child Care Mini Grants

Licensed child care and early childhood providers in the territory may apply and receive up to $30,000 in grant funding to strengthen, improve, and/or remediate their programs.

Social Security Administration Warns Older Citizens of Scams

Scammers use sophisticated tactics to deceive people into providing sensitive information or money.  They target everyone – even the elderly – and their tactics continue to evolve. 

Lieutenant Governor Reminds Property Owners of Impending Expiration of Tax Amnesty

The amnesty period during which interests and penalties assessed against all outstanding real property taxes in the territory are waived will expire on June 30.

Derek Gabriel Sworn-In as New DPW Commissioner

Commissioner Gabriel takes the helm of the V.I. Department of Public Works (DPW), which currently has a dozen major road projects underway.

Security Incident Temporarily Interrupts Rohlsen Airport Operations

Around 12:10 p.m., an explosive device threat was reported to the VIPA Police Division.