Youth Corrections faces numerous deficiencies, study shows


The Human Services Department has not responded publicly to an assessment of the Youth Rehabilitation Center on St. Croix that said the center is “deficient in all functional areas.” The report, commissioned by f..

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Undercurrents: Making Air Travel Easier for People with Disabilities


Even the most infrequent flyer knows that air travel these days is fraught with delays. The seasoned traveler has a store of tales of cancelled flights, missed connections and late arrivals – stories so common it’s h..

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TUNE IN AND LISTEN: Amelia Headley Lamont, ESQ., Executive Director -Disability Rights of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) Interview with MR. SAMUEL J. EUDOVIQUE: “ABILITY RADIO-YOU and YOUR LIFE” SATURDAY MORNING ..

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Mapp Declares State of Emergency in V.I.’s Mental Health Care


Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has declared a Mental Health Care State of Emergency, according to a statement issued late Friday night from Government House. Noting the need to facilitate immediate emergency delivery of a..

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The Stressful nature of air travel to and from USVI


Air travel is a process that can become incredibly stressful. In one instance a traveler while arriving at his destination was confronted by a team of federal agents accompanied by detection dogs. The traveler wa..

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Headline: Disability Rights Center to Host FEMA and SBA Representatives on January 4 People with disabilities in St. Croix are invited to the Disability Rights Center in Frederiksted to learn more ..

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How Mental Illness is Misrepresented in the Media


How Mental Illness is Misrepresented in the Media by Kirstin Fawcett Unless you majored in psychology or attended medical school, chances are the bulk of your knowledge about mental illness comes from the..

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What's Up With Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children?


NPR BY SUSAN BRINK March 26, 2015 A decade ago in Nigeria, rumors spread that polio vaccines were surreptitious sterilization efforts. That led to a boycott of the vaccine in 2003 and a resurgence in the p..

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Undercurrents: Better Mental Health – So Near, Yet So Far


A regular Source feature, Undercurrents explores issues, ideas and events as they develop beneath the surface in the Virgin Islands community. After years of grappling over the issue, the private-public sector Menta..

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Why Kids Leave The E.R. With Concussions


NPR - March 10. 2014 MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Brain injuries like concussions have got a lot of attention in professional sports lately. But there's also a n..

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