viNGN Schedules Town Hall Meetings on Digital Equity and Learning Initiative

The viNGN announces the launch of the planning efforts for the Digital Equity and Learning (DEAL) Initiative and invites the public to attend Territory-wide Digital Equity Town Hall meetings.

The DEAL initiative is a years-long program that will promote digital literacy and will provide community access to technology and high-speed internet. viNGN will partner with community organizations to create programs that meet the needs of the people of the Virgin Islands. “We are using this opportunity to close the digital divide in the Virgin Islands by empowering our community through education and access to modern technology.

“Through the DEAL Initiative, we will position Virgin Islanders to be active members of the digital economy,” said Stephan Adams, the president and CEO of viNGN.

Stephan Adams of viNGN testifies against the "dig-once" bill Wednesday. (Photo by Berry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)
Stephan Adams, the president and CEO of viNGN  (Photo by Berry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

The viNGN invites all members of the community to attend the upcoming town halls to learn about DEAL programming and to provide valuable feedback. As DEAL programming will be structured to reflect the community’s goals and priorities, viNGN will be collecting and using community feedback to shape the DEAL Initiative.

The dates, times and locations for the Digital Equity Town Halls are as follows:

  1. ST. CROIX: Wednesday, July 19, 6-7 p.m., UVI Great Hall
  2. ST. THOMAS: Monday, July 31, 6-7 p.m., LaVerne E. Ragster – ACC 1st Floor Conference Room
  3. ST. JOHN: Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6-7 p.m., Cleone H. Creque Legislative Conference Room

For more information, reach out to viNGN at