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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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DOH Disputes Claim that USVI COVID Deaths Could Top the World

The V.I. Department of Health reported Sunday that it is "significantly concerned" that researchers and news sources have reported that the mortality rate for COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands could top the world in per capita pandemic deaths.

Governor Awards $30,000 Grant to Ten Thousand Helpers Organization

Ten Thousand Helpers is a non-profit organization based in Frederiksted advocating for people who are homeless or suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues transition.

Judicial Branch’s Administrative Order Resumes Certain Operations

The order, which goes into effect immediately, provides for a gradual resumption of court proceedings. Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, all proceedings other than jury trials, bench trials and certain substantive hearings will be heard remotely

VIPD Records Bureau Offices to Resume Service on Sept. 14

The Records Bureau offices will continue limited days and will be open only from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The side of a U.S.V.I. EMS ambulance. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

FEMA Funds Strengthening of Safety and Security Community Lifeline in V.I.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $16.8 million in funding to the territory for repairs and upgrades to public facilities, including those that enable first responders to execute their duties.

VITEMA Distributes Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Maps

VITEMA will begin distributing free hurricane tracking maps for use by the general public beginning Friday, Sept. 11, on all three islands.
Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (File photo)

Plaskett Announces Release of $272M in Rum Tax Payments to V.I.

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released a statement regarding rum tax cover-over payments for estimated FY 2021 rum tax collections received by the Virgin Islands.

VIWMA Reminds Residents of Proper Disposal Protocol for Kitchen Cooking Oils

VIWMA reminds the residential community to properly dispose of used cooking oil and other greasy food waste. improper disposal of these oils in homes is a major cause of residential, commercial and pubic wastewater line clogs.

Law Enforcement Planning Commission Offers Applications for Assistance for Victims of Crimes

Applications are available at the Law Enforcement Planning Commission. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Head Start Program to Begin Virtual School, Meal Distribution

The Head Start Program has announced their 2020 /2021 school year will begin virtually on Sept. 14 until it is determined that in-person instruction can safely resume.