August 19, 2017 6:37 pm Last modified: 5:14 am

Local government

Education Continues Transition to Online Testing

In 2015, the V.I. Department of Education will officially make the jump from the traditional paper testing to online assessments; it will eventually replace the old VITAL-S with the more modern and interactive exams offered by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

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GERS Benefits Processing Unit Modifies Hours of Operation

GERS has announced that effective immediately the St. Thomas and St. Croix Benefits Processing Units will be closed on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice.

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As Hurricane Season Approaches, Get Ready Now

The 2014 Hurricane Season begins in less than a week; therefore, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials encourage Caribbean residents to get ready and better prepared for this type of event by reviewing their family or business emergency plans.

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Abbreviated Hours Set for St. Thomas Passport Office

Effective immediately, the St. Thomas Passport Office will close at 3 p.m. daily in order to facilitate application processing.

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Finance Informs Government Employees of Early Pay Day

Government employees are informed that Pay Cycle 15, which was scheduled to be paid on Thursday, May 1, will instead be paid on Wednesday, April 30.

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VIPA Replacing Perimeter Fencing at King Airport

The entire perimeter security fencing at the Cyril E. King Airport is being replaced for the first time since the airport was constructed. The existing six-foot security fence that surrounds it will be removed and replaced with a new eight-foot, black, vinyl-coated chain link fence

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Free Seminar on Supplying EDC Companies, Pre-registration Extended to April 8

 The V.I. Economic Development Commission will host a seminar for businesses certified as Eligible Virgin Islands Suppliers, enabling them to get the inside track on supplying EDC tax beneficiary companies, April 14 on St. Croix and April 16 on St. Thomas. The status places th

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V.I. Fire Service Announces Ban on Burning

Effective immediately, there is a ban on burning throughout the territory until further notice.

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Federal Hotline Available to Report Misuse of Education Funds

The general public is being encouraged to report any misuse of the Education Department’s federal funding to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of the Interior Offices of the Inspector General.

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Certified Fiber Optic Technician/Installer Training Program Begins

Netwave Unlimited Services (“NETWAVE”) started its Certified Fiber Optic Technician/Installer Training Program at the Cardiac Center through the Virgin Islands Department of Labor and the V.I. Workforce Investment Board on March 3.

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