WMA staff were put in the hot seat Thursday by board members pressuring them to complete the paperwork required by FEMA to cover the payment of contracts for debris removal after September’s storms.
A new study finds close genetic links between ancient Taino and modern Puerto Ricans, calling into question old assumptions that Taino people – who once populated what is now the U.S. Virgin Islands – ever really went away.
The heads of VIPA and the West Indian Company Ltd. each said Wednesday that a proposed bill to shift management of Frederiksted’s Ann E. Abramson Pier to WICO is unlikely to increase St. Croix’s cruise ship visits.
The V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation Board approved a procurement procedure Wednesday, but not a contract to order dialysis chairs to replace hurricane-damaged equipment at the JFL Hospital.
The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, the annual benefit of the St. Croix Foundation, is back on the books for April despite the ongoing recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
As the hurricane and the government budget seasons approach, the Virgin Islands once again must choose: Set aside money in a special account for insurance, as mandated by law, or use the money instead for immediate expenses.