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This Week’s Senate Calendar: August 2 – 6, 2021

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Beach Advisory for July 26-30

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 15 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 26 – July 30, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.

Island Green Living Makes Local Mulch Available for Sale Starting August 4

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4, the non-profit will make the only locally-sourced mulch available for sale to the community. Island Green’s Brush Chipping Pilot Program has been designated a Clinton Global Initiative “Commitment to Action” for its sustainability.

Judicial Branch Temporarily Suspends In-person Services and Proceedings in August

The order, which goes into effect on Aug. 2 and remains in effect through Aug. 31, has been issued in response to the continued public health threat posed by COVID-19.
Residents gather at the Tutu fire station Monday morning for sandbag distribution.

Blue Skies Sandbag Distribution Scheduled for All Residents

Six filled sandbags will be distributed to residents from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5 and Friday, Aug. 6. Households are limited to a maximum of six filled sandbags.

V.I. Student Awarded Aviation Scholarship to Train at RedTail Flight Academy

Anthony Gilbert, VI Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (VICTAI) member, was provided with an offer to join the RedTail Flight Academy inaugural class to begin on Sept. 8. The scholarship is worth $115,000.

WAPA Elects VIEO Director Kyle Fleming As New Governing Board Chairman

The election of officers was one of several actions taken Thursday by board members meeting via Zoom.
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.

Applications Open for 3rd Cohort of ‘Accelerate VI,’ a USVI-Based Tech Startup Accelerator

Applications are now open for the 2021 cohort of Accelerate VI, a startup accelerator that supports the growth of the local tech ecosystem by helping tech entrepreneurs scale their businesses in the USVI.

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.