Bank introduces person-to-person transfers

FirstBank has added a new service to its online banking that allows customers to execute person-to-person funds transfers.

PopMoney allows clients to send payments directly from their online banking account to anyone in the mainland United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Funds can be sent using account information along with an email address or mobile number, and eliminates the need for mailing checks or making cash payments.

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DeChabert Petersen promoted at court

Regina deChabert Petersen has been appointed the administrative director of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.

DeChabert Petersen joined the Supreme Court in 2012 and subsequently was appointed as acting administrative director in 2013.

As administrative director, deChabert Petersen's primary responsibilities include the facilitation of the daily operations of the court system; developing the administrative structure and systems of the Supreme Court; and assisting in the development and implementation of the vision, values and direction of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.

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Vera Falu graduates from AARP leadership program

St. Croix resident Vera Falu graduated from the AARP's Volunteer Leadership Institute during a ceremony at the national office in Washington, D.C. 

She was joined by 32 other volunteers from across the country. 

"I am very honored to be a participant in the Volunteer Leadership Institute, alongside such committed and courageous volunteers from across the nation. Going forward, I will utilize all tools and resources gained to mobilize, agitate and advocate in my community with greater emphasis to be paid to recruiting the younger generation; ages 45 to 50," Falu said in a statement issued by the AARP. "We are going to build community collaborations through a Speakers' Bureau. We want to grow relevance, grow impact in a very strategic, deliberative and purposeful manner."

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