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Plaskett Says $40 Million in Stimulus Payments Not Limited to Those Making $70,000 or Less

Ernice Gilbert | January 27, 2022

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has said she does not believe that the $40 million in stimulus payments for employees both private and public who worked throughout the pandemic is limited to those making $70,000 or less, stating that such a restriction would hurt those who supported the territory the most during the pandemic.  Each U.S. state, territory and tribal government will receive their portion of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, which includes an amount for Premium Pay stimulus checks. The U.S. Virgin Islands was allocated $547.1 million from ARPA, and as of January the territory was in receipt of $531 million. For the Premium Pay program, $40 million was set aside for the Virgin Islands.  All the funds are sitting in the territory's two major banks, First Bank and Banco Popular, according to Governor Albert…

Property and Procurement Launches 'GVIBUY', New Portal…

Linda Straker | January 26, 2022

The work of the Department of Property and Procurement is now conducted mainly online, and this will…

60-Year-Old Woman Becomes 98th Victm to Die of Covid-Related…

Staff Consortium | January 25, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Health on Tuesday announced that a 60-year-old woman became the 98th Virgin Islander…

62 Percent of Virgin Islanders Have Been Fully Vaccinated…

Ernice Gilbert | January 24, 2022

Governor Albert Bryan will say tonight during his State of the Territory Address that 62 percent of…

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Latest Covid-19 Update: Active Infections Top 2,000

Staff Consortium | January 14, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Health's Thursday Covid-19 data revealed an edging up of active cases. According to the department, cases increased to 2,169 from Wednesday's 1,960, a difference of 209 active infe...

Latest USVI Covid-19 Data Show Infections Leveling Off

Staff Consortium | January 13, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Health reported only 78 new Covid-19 infections Wednesday, a sign that cases continue to level off following the massive decrease in active infections reported Tuesday when well over...

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