AARP Virgin Islands

Ginny Dargan


Virginia "Ginny" Dargan,
Associate State Director - Advocacy
AARP Virgin Islands

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Facts on Easy Ways to Pay Your Innovative Bill

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Did You Know Facts   Check out how easy it is to pay your bill!


Posted on 09/5/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Changes in the medical arena are having a profound impact on society. The advent of preventative treatments, early diagnosis, and new corrective procedures are allowing people to live much longer than before. However, with longer life, comes an entirely new set of challenges. As people live longer, the need for Caregiving is growing. More so than ever before, Virgin Islanders are finding themselves as caregivers to aging loved ones and as this trend grows, so does the need for new …

USVI Could be Almost Free of Fossil Fuels by the Year 2025

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

By Paul Chakroff — August 20, 2014 This is the second in a two-part commentary on energy independence in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Part one, “Storage is a Key Piece to Make Renewable Energy Work in the V.I.,” can be read here.     I applaud WAPA and the VI Energy Office for undertaking (and the US Department of Interior Office of Insular Affairs for funding) a USVI integrated energy resource plan, known as an IRP.   My support is conditioned …

Storage is a Key Piece to Make Renewable Energy Work in the V.I.

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

In recent newspaper editorials there have been references to the contribution of energy storage to the energy portfolio of the U.S. Virgin Islands. I support this discussion. Energy storage enables the USVI to become almost entirely independent of fossil fuels by2025. It is important to understand that there are different types and scales of energy storage and we need two major types of energy storage to maximize penetration of non-baseload renewable energy resources – such as wind and solar – …


Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Written by Public Affail Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:55 St. Croix—Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone hosted a Senior Citizens’ Mock Session on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room on St. Croix as part of activities associated with Older Americans’ Month. Virgin Islands seniors debated bill No. 30-2014 – an Act seeking to amend the Virgin Islands Code as it pertains to the Government Employees Retirement System. Seniors representing the 15 Senators on the floor were; …

It’s Not a “Make Believe” Tale

Posted on 05/16/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Once Upon a Time, there was a lovely little village with happy people.  The people were very pleased that they were allowed to elect their chief and also 15 elders for the village. Every day the people went to  work, played and enjoyed their friends and families. They sang and danced at Carnivals.  They made wonderful foods and loved their little village very much.  One day, a  young boy went to the chief and asked him, “how is it that your village …