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VI SBDC Reminds Small Businesses of the Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

February 26, 2021 - The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) encourages small businesses affected by COVID-19 to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) federal disaster assistance before the March 31 deadline. Counselors and consultants are available to provide confidential consulting and no-cost assistance with application submission.Read More
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“We Streaming Green” - UVI’s Afternoon on the Green Goes Virtual

February 24, 2021 - The University of the Virgin Islands invites the community to our virtual Afternoon on the Green on Sunday, March 15, 2021. Fans of UVI’s annual “friend-raiser” will be treated to virtual extravaganza, featuring tips and tricks from long time cooks sharing their signature dishes, electrifying entertainment and fun activities for the kids. This year’s theme is “We Stream Afternoon on the Green 2021.” Read More
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UVI Caribbean Green Technology Center to Host World Water Day Outreach Events in March

February 24, 2021 - In celebration of #WorldWaterDay, the Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) at the University of the Virgin Islands will host World Water Month outreach events throughout March to showcase the ways Virgin Islanders can learn more about water quality, safe drinking water, water conservation strategies, wastewater, and the impacts of drought on agriculture. Read More
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UVI’s Glass Crusher Project Gearing-up to Accept Glass Waste for Recycling

February 23, 2021 - For years, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) through its Coastal Cleanup initiatives has picked up glass beverage bottles and other trash that littered Virgin Islands beaches and shores. Through UVI’s Glass Crusher Project, the University is gearing up to accept glass waste from the community, to improve recycling efforts in the Virgin Islands. Commencing March 27th, the University will host a glass collection effort on the last Saturday of each month at the former West Bay Supermarket parking lot, near UVI, from 9-11am. Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on March 6

February 23, 2021 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, via Zoom. Media instructions for participation will be shared via email.  Once connected to the meeting, members of the media are required to mute their devices and turn off their cameras for the duration of the meeting. Members of the media are asked not to ask questions during the meeting. All questions should be sent via email to the UVI Director of Public Relations, Tamika Thomas-Williams, at  Read More
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VI SBDC Increases Training Activity to Accommodate Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

February 18, 2021 - The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC), the territory’s premier provider of free consulting, low-cost training and technical assistance, has recruited experts from both the public and private sector to provide business education training during Covid-19.Read More
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CFVI Awards Grant to Make Accessible Revised Organic Act of 1954 - Sekou & Leary to Undertake Task

February 17, 2021 - Virgin Islanders everywhere will soon have user-friendly access to the founding documents of the U.S. Virgin Islands. University of the Virgin Islands Professor of Political Science and History, Dr. Malik Sekou has been awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) for the purpose of creating an integrated, easily accessible, plain language brochure of the Revised Organic Act of 1954, that provides both the legislation and its amendments in both electronic and hard copy formats. Read More
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UVI Safety in Paradise Program Notifies Business Community of Updated OSHA Guidelines for COVID-19

February 12, 2021 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued updated guidance on COVID-19 precautions for all workplaces. In a press release published on January 29, 2021, OSHA issued stronger guidelines based on a mandate by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The new guidance provides recommendations to mitigate and prevent the viral spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Read More
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VI SBDC Partners with UVI Creativity Lab to Assist Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

February 04, 2021 - The Virgin Island Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) in collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands’ Creativity Lab will assist small businesses affected by Covid-19. Read More
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St. John School of the Arts Collaborates with UVI for Evening of Classics and Jazz

February 04, 2021 - St. John School of the Arts (SJSA) in collaboration with the United Jazz Foundation (UJF) will virtually present an Evening of Classics and Jazz with the University of the Virgin Islands Music faculty, students and special guests on Friday, Feb. 12. There will be a “Mingle with the Musicians” event starting at 7 p.m. via Zoom and then the virtual concert begins at 7:30 p.m. This concert is part of the annual Sis Frank Concert Series that has been bringing world-renowned musicians to St. John. This year SJSA is offering all concerts in the series for free but is asking for donations to help cover expenses.Read More
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UVI Receives $250,000 for Permanent Endowment Fund from Diageo North America

February 03, 2021 - The University of the Virgin Islands has received $250,000 from Diageo North America to create a permanent endowment fund and provide financial aid grants to talented students across different disciplines and majors. This is part of a broader innovative program that Diageo North America announced to support 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), focused on building opportunities to develop future leaders and help shape a more equitable society. The initiative is expected to benefit thousands of students over the years across the country. Read More
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The Caribbean Writer Issues Call for Submission for Volume 36 through Online Portal

January 25, 2021 - The Caribbean Writer (TCW) has issued a call for submissions for Volume 36 under the 2021 theme: Disruption, Disguise, and Illuminations. As history meets our day to day experiences, epiphanies unfold; and as we self-interrogate the disruption motifs in many of these illuminations, the roots of prevailing disruptions emerge, complicated by disguise. Submissions exploring this theme in its widest permutations are invited. Read More
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UVI to Host First Galiber Medical Lecture Series on COVID-19

January 21, 2021 - The University of the Virgin Islands will host the first edition of the Andre and Edith Galiber Medical Lecture Series Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. (AST). This first lecture series will focus on the Coronavirus. “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Its Epidemiology, Pathology and Psychosocial Impact on our VI Community,” will be streamed live via the University’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Read More
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Charlene Navarro Named Director of UVI Medical Simulation Center

January 12, 2021 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has appointed Virgin Islands healthcare professional, Charlene Navarro, to be the director of the UVI Medical Simulation Center, bringing the University one step closer to opening the state-of the-art medical education facility currently under construction on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Slated to open this summer, the UVI Medical Simulation Center will provide an immersive medical simulation experience to UVI students, as well as continuing education and certification courses for local and visiting healthcare professionals. Read More
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UVI’s St. Thomas Campus Renamed ‘Orville E. Kean Campus’

January 11, 2021 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas Campus has been renamed the “Dr. Orville E. Kean Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands,” to honor and commend UVI President Emeritus Orville E. Kean for more than three decades of extensive service and contributions to the University and the Virgin Islands. Read More