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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Local government

St. Thomas Lodge 9679 Brings Holiday Joy to 40 Foster Children

Every child, no matter what their home life looks like, should experience goodwill and joy, especially during the holiday season. That is why St. Thomas Lodge 9679 (the Lodge), with the help of the Division of Children and Family Services, decided to organize a day of play, Santa and gifts for over 40 children who are currently being fostered.
A cruise ship docks at the WICO dock on St. Thomas. During the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic the sight of cruise ships at the pier has become a memory. (Shutterstock)

Carnival Cruise Line’s ‘Mardi Gras’ to Make Inaugural Call on USVI

Mardi Gras will berth at the West Indian Company Dock, where WICO will host a plaque exchange ceremony at 11 a.m. on the dock with the captain.

Commerce Grants $5M in Economic Development American Rescue Plan Funding to Territories

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo has announced that the department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding American Rescue Plan statewide planning grants to five territories to support territory-wide economic development planning efforts.

Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Informs Public of Holiday Office Closures

DLCA notifies the public of limited office closures for its offices on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John on the following days.

USVI to Get $31,883,000 to Strengthen Water Systems and Replace Lead Pipes

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett announced that the U.S. Virgin Islands will soon receive $31,883,000 in federal funding -- to strengthen drinking and wastewater systems.

The 2022 Election Systems Calendar is Now Available

The 2022 Election Calendar is now available and can be obtained at the Elections System office or via its website.

VIWMA to Permanently Close Three St. John Bin Sites in January

The residential bin sites located at Estate Bethany, Elaine Sprauve Library and Concordia will be permanently closed, effective Jan. 18, 2022.

Traffic Sign Installation Project Progresses Throughout Territory

Both projects are federally funded through the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program.
Schneider Regional Medical Center is the hospital for St. Thomas. (Source file photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

Governor Signs Allied Health Pay Plan to Increase Benefits for Medical Professionals

“This group consists of professionals, such as radiologists, pharmacists and medical laboratory technicians employed at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and the Schneider Regional Medical Center,” said Joss Springette.

Bryan Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement With Educational Administrators’ Association

“The EAA bargaining unit consists of principals, assistant principals and other administrators within the Department of Education,” said Joss Springette, chief negotiator.