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VIPA Marine Tariff Public Hearing Set for September 20

The Virgin Islands Port Authority Board of Governors has amended its Marine Tariff and VIPA’s Marine Rules & Regulations regarding commercial vessel requirements.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter speak to a series of issues Monday.

Hurricane Commemoration Thanksgiving Services Set for All 3 Islands

Gov. Ken Mapp and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter will host thanksgiving services across the territory next month to commemorate the one-year anniversaries of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Alert: DLCA Warns Public of Possible Web Scam Targeting DLCA Clients

Be advised that the email(s) will contain very little details, and they ask individuals to click on a link for more information.
Human Services Commissioner Felecia Blyden addresses the Senate at Wednesday's session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Homeland Security, FEMA Issue $11.5 Million for Federal Disaster Case Management Grant

The intent is to provide funding for partnership between a disaster case manager and a disaster survivor to develop and carry out a Disaster Recovery Plan.
Doug Domenech (U.S. Department of the Interior photo)

Interior Provides $3 Million in Supplemental Funding to Create Office of Disaster Recovery

The Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery in the V.I. Department of Finance will provide critical financial management coordination across each agency and organization receiving disaster recovery funds.

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.

WAPA, Industry Partners Collaborate at Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

Through panel discussions, roundtables and workshop activities, the group looked back at restoration efforts during the 2017 hurricane season to highlight successes and flag opportunities for process improvement.

VA Caribbean Healthcare System and U.S.V.I. VA Expand Alternatives for Veterans

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) and the USVI Office of Veterans Affairs have announced the inclusion of AeroMD in the authorized list of air ambulance providers of the VACHS.

VIPA Reports Restoration Progress on Airports, Marine Ports

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) documented $87 million in damages after the territory’s ports, which include over 120 properties, were struck by two Category 5 hurricanes in September 2017.

David Mapp Retiring From VIPA After More Than 3 Decades of Service

David Mapp retires from the semi-autonomous agency that owns and manages the two airports and the majority of the public seaports in the United States Virgin Islands.

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