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The north shore of St. Thomas as Hurricane Maria draws near.

WAPA Monitoring Tropical Depression Nine; WAPA ALERTS Is Now Main Messaging System

WAPA said Saturday that WAPA is monitoring the developing weather system, Tropical Depression Nine, for any potential impact it may have on the territory resulting in a power restoration effort.
Personnel Director Milton Potter. (2016 file photo from the V.I. Legislature)

Personnel to Hold Territory-wide 4th Quarter Entrance Correction Officer Exams

In accordance with Virgin Islands law, testing for the rank of correction officer territory-wide will take place Oct. 23-25. Application packages are due by Sept. 28.

Hurricane Shelter Locations Announced; VITEMA Tracking Tropical Storm Isaac

The following facilities have been identified as shelters for the 2018 Hurricane Season. Based on the event, VITEMA will determine which shelter locations will be opened to receive the public.

VITEMA Announces Availability of 2018 Hurricane Tracking Maps

2018 Hurricane Tracking Maps are being distributed throughout the territory, and can be collected at the following locations while supplies last.

Elections Systems Releases Government Retirees Inc. Initiative Verified Signatures

Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes announces the status update of the St. Croix Government Retirees Inc. Initiative in both districts. The total verified voters to date are listed as follows.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

WAPA Provides Update on Billing for Electrical, Potable Water Services

While steady progress is being made toward the goal of issuing monthly bills for a 30-day service period, the authority’s post-storm billing continues to lag by about 30 days.

Governor Nominates Dorothy M. Isaacs to PFA Board

Isaacs, who has served as a certified mediator for the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands since 2015 and who practiced law for decades on the U.S. mainland, will serve a four-year term.
Commissioner of Human Services Felicia Blyden testifies at a hearing Friday

Governor Ensures Non-profits to Receive Funding

Non-profits impacted include Partners in Recovery, Bethlehem House, V.I. Center for Independent Living, Men’s Coalition, My Brother’s Workshop, St. John Community Foundation and Lutheran Social Services.

VIEDC Reschedules Decision Meeting for Sept. 20

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the V.I. Economic Development Commission Decision Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20.
Some 50 boats that were damaged by Hurricane Irma still ring Hurricane Hole, but the Navy is on the way to remove the wrecks. (National Park Service photo)

Hurricane Hole Update from Virgin Islands National Park Service

The impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria, together with some damage from the recent vessel removal operation, have rendered portions of the chain unusable. Berths at Otter 12, Otter 13, and Borck 4 are not usable because of chain damage.

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