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VITEMA, Department of Health to Conduct Sheltering Survey

The survey focuses on emergency sheltering options during a pandemic event, such as the current COVID-19 situation. The 10-minute survey, comprised of 55 questions, will be distributed via social media and on the VITEMA website in three languages.
Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes (File ohoto from V.I. Legislature)

Fawkes Reports Upsurge in Early Voting Numbers, Urges Not to Wait Until Sunday

There is less than a week of early voting remaining, and voters are encouraged to cast their ballots in a timely manner.

Tributes and Fond Memories Pour in for Austin “Babe” Monsanto

The Virgin Islands community and a host of government and civic leaders are paying tribute to Austin “Babe” Monsanto, who died on Oct. 14 at the age of 94.
Gary Molloy is Labor Department commissioner-designee. (Submitted photo)

Labor to Begin New In-Person Service and Delivery Methods to the Public

Effective the week of Oct. 26, DOL has added to its mission for FY2021 to be more customer-centric. This includes the following.

Bryan Ousts Finance Commissioner Over Unauthorized Stipends

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. asked for Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood's resignation and Callwood complied on Monday, apparently over unauthorized stipends paid to staff. He tapped Assistant Finance Commissioner Clarina Modeste to fill the job in an acting capacity.

Census 2020 USVI Continues Its Count of Households

The 2020 Census USVI teams have begun the field follow-up phase of its operations. This phase serves as a quality check to ensure all households have been counted.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Purse Snatcher Assaults Couple Waiting for Red Hook Ferry

Two men assaulted a couple in Cruz Bay Sunday night and sent the male victim to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic for treatment of an injury, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Encarnacion Urges Residents to Get Flu Shot, Avoid Non-Essential Travel

With flu season around the corner, the Department of Health has published its influenza vaccine schedule, which Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said Monday could also help residents better fight other viruses.

Chromebooks Arrive – and Survive

A recent burglary at the Juanita Gardine K-8 School did not result in the loss of any of the 1,000 new Chromebooks delivered on Oct. 1 for students’ use this school year.

STJ Poetry Club Celebrates One Year Anniversary

For the last year, a group of poets belonging to the group Rhyme & Lime have come together to share their passion during events at Bajo El Sol Art Gallery in Cruz Bay, St. John. Oct. 31 will mark the group's one-year anniversary.