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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Plaskett Reports $69.7M in Education Funds to Aid V.I. Schools During Pandemic

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett issued a statement on the release of $69.7 million by the U.S. Department of Education to the V.I. from coronavirus relief funding recently enacted.

Community Foundation Invites Nonprofits to be Considered for $1,000 Reimbursement Grants

To encourage the community to engage in volunteer service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Community Foundation is inviting nonprofits to complete a form to be considered for reimbursement grants of $1,000 each to support service projects to take place on Jan. 18.

Op-Ed: Trump Mob Attacked Imaginary ‘Antifa’ But Ignored ‘Camp Auschwitz’

What of the thousands of devoted Republican voters who showed up at this final, violent Trump Rally?
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR Monies Now Available for Funding Public Water Systems

Monies are available for infrastructure improvements to public water systems through a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grant.

SBA Forgives 1.1 Million PPP Loans So Far Totaling Over $100 Billion

The Paycheck Protection Program has recently re-opened as a result of the Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act, which was signed into law by the president on Dec. 27, 2020.
Government House in Christiansted. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Government House on the Air in January

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. encourages residents in the community to tune in and call in with questions, ideas or comments.

Solarize St. Thomas Selects Installer for Affordable Solar Power Community Campaign

Embedded in the requirements are local workforce development requirements – a key objective of partner organizations.

Division of Personnel to Hold Correction Officer Entrance Exam; Applications Due Jan. 25

The online preparation manual and practice tests that simulate the full-length version of the exam will be available free of charge, compliments of the Bureau of Corrections. Testing dates are scheduled for Feb. 15-19.

Plaskett Joins 107 House Members to Send Letter to GAO Demanding Answers to Jan....

On Jan. 11, Congressman Jason Crow, joined by 107 members, which included Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office demanding an investigation into the security failure in the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol.

Legislature Renames UVI’s St. Thomas Campus ‘Orville E. Kean Campus’

The Legislature has renamed UVI's St. Thomas Campus the Dr. Orville E. Kean Campus to honor the former president for more than three decades of service and contributions to the university.