Apr 062020
 
News items:
1.  Funding has arrived in Rhode Island from the CARES ACT of 2020 to help with effects of the COVID-19 crisis.  A passage in that ACT indicates “temporary unemployment insurance program for part time, self employed, and other non-traditional workers.” 

This may be able to help members of the RI Commercial Fishing industry (and other “nontraditional workers”) who are out of work.  The RI Dept of Labor and Training is in charge of this benefit but indicates it has no guidelines from The Federal Government to conduct this portion of benefits* and in addition, is overwhelmed by the unemployment situation statewide. *NEWS UPDATE AS OF 2PM, MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2020. THE GOVERNOR JUST REPORTED THAT THE BENEFIT SITE LINK BELOW SHOULD BE UP AND RUNNING BY 8AM, TUE. APRIL 7, 2020. THE STATE HAS RECEIVED GUIDELINES FROM THE FEDS TO OPERATE BENEFITS FOR SELF EMPLOYED, PART TIME AND NON-TRADITIONAL WORKERS.

THERE IS A SITE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL AND BE NOTIFIED WHEN APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS BENEFIT.  CLICK THIS LINK:

 
2.  Members of the commercial fishing industry who may be in need of medical insurance can go to the Commercial Fisheries Center of RI (we are a member) website where there is a link to HealthSource RI open enrollment.  Link to their News web page below:
 
 
 We wish everyone the best.  Stay safe.
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 April 6, 2020  Posted by at 11:29 am Feature, Latest News, Uncategorized No Responses »
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Important note: If you were born on or after January 1, 1986 you must pass a boating safety course to operate most vessels in Rhode Island. See online links for more information.

RI DEM explanation of the requirement:
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/enforce/boatreqt.htm

Link to the boating course:
https://www.boat-ed.com/rhodeisland/

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