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Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (File photo)

FEMA Gives Millions of Dollars in Grants to V.I. Agencies

FEMA has granted money for numerous local government agencies, including the V.I. Water and Power Authority and the V.I. Housing Authority.

Many V.I. Winter Birds Are Summer Nesters in the U.S.

Ospreys, great blue herons and many ducks and warblers are all regular winter residents of the Virgin Islands, but many of them go to the northern United States to breed.

Governor Orders Virtual Learning at Public Schools Due to COVID Surge

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has ordered U.S. Virgin Islands public schools to use virtual learning instead of in-person classrooms when they reopen on August 9, Government House announced Thursday.

Plaskett, Kelly, Congressional Black Caucus Send Letter About Sickle Cell to HHS Secretary

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement s regarding a letter she and other members of Congress sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra regarding sickle cell disease.

DOL to Make Transition to Direct Deposit; Claimants Must Make Changes Prior to Jan....

To be eligible for benefit payments, all claimants must enroll in the direct deposit payment system by registering online with MyUIclaim Portal.

STX Man Sentenced to Over Five Years on Firearm Charge

Troy Lance Patterson age 52, of St. Croix was sentenced Tuesday in federal court by Judge Wilma Lewis to a term of sixty months of incarceration for carrying of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.

Health Officials Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Age 12 and Older Amid Surge

Prompted by the increased spread of the extra-contagious new Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 and the growing public danger, the V.I. Health Department is recommending children age 12 and older get the COVID-19 vaccine as the most effective means of preventing severe illness and death related to the virus.
Metal service doors shutter the entrance to the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic, damaged in the 2017 hurricanes. (File photo)

Health Department Still Working on Emergency Plan for Chronic and Critical Patients

Four years after hurricanes Irma and Maria heavily damaged the U.S. Virgin Islands’ health infrastructure and exposed its vulnerability to a catastrophic event, the territory is still working to develop a plan to handle medical evacuations in an emergency.

Four Charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

Four St. Thomas men were arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm by police officers investigating an armed robbery, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Liberty CEO Clarifies Details of AT&T to Liberty Mobile USVI Transition

The V.I. Economic Development Authority hosted a webinar called "AT&T to Liberty Mobile USVI Transition" Wednesday where Liberty Mobile USVI CEO Naji Khoury fielded questions raised by the public since the transaction was complete in October of 2020, and Liberty Mobile acquired AT&T’s customer base.