VIPD Welcomes Community to Celebrate Police Week 2023

The Virgin Islands Police Department will commemorate and honor the past and present men and women who have answered the call to protect and serve the Virgin Islands community during the Police Week celebrations. Police Week is recognized nationally. “National Police Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens […]

National Park Service extends the Public comment period for St. John Land Exchange through June 9, 2023

The National Park Service (NPS) released responses to the 400 comments received during the recent public comment period pertaining to a Notice of Realty Action (NORA). The NORA for the St. John Land Exchange was first announced in December, and comments were accepted through March 15, 2023. Due to the high level of interest on […]

DHS informs clients of temporary interruption of benefits due to missing information and delays in processing

The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Assistance, would like to inform all SNAP/CASH clients who were required to provide periodic reports or be recertified in March or April 2023, that they may have received a temporary interruption of benefits due to missing or late information or due to delays in processing. Clients are […]

USDA Makes Grants Available to Help Virgin Islanders Impacted by the massive Sargassum Seagrass Influx in 2022

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands State Director Lakeisha Hood announced the availability of grants to help people repair their homes that were damaged by the water shortage and the health impacts from the unprecedented sargassum seagrass influx in 2022. The homes must be located in presidentially declared […]

Government House Clarifies Status of Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act

On January 18, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. signed into law the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act (Act 8680), which allows for the legal use of cannabis for medicinal, sacramental and adult purposes and also regulates the production, distribution, sale and use of cannabis. The law also provides additional economic opportunities for Virgin Islanders and will […]

FEMA Seeks Leaders in U.S. Virgin Islands for Youth Preparedness Council

 FEMA is looking for students in grades 8 to 11 in the U.S. Virgin Islands who are passionate about disaster preparedness and making a positive impact for their community’s resilience to join the Youth Preparedness Council. FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council in 2012 to bring together young leaders from across the country who are […]