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Investor Excitement Strong for USVI Tourism at Miami Summit

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is very encouraged by the response of investors to the tourism opportunities and incentives offered by the territory. Federal resources being invested into USVI’s infrastructure, he said, were powering his administration's plans for presenting St. Thomas as a top tier tourism product and developing distinct identities for St. John and St. Croix.
Elizabeth Armstrong at an April WAPA board meeting.

WAPA Board Approves Funding for Air Quality Testing, Security Services, Liability Insurance

On Thursday, the Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority approved a $250,000 contract to ensure the utility remains in compliance with testing mandates set forth by the EPA as part of existing consent decrees at the WAPA power plants.

VIPA to Remove Sargassum Seaweed Build Up at Seaports

The seaweed is being removed to help alleviate the foul aroma that is emitted due to the high sulfur content of the weeds

V.I. Agencies Make Shelter Plans for 2019 Hurricane Season

As residents prepare their homes and families for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season that will begin June 1 and end Nov. 30, now is the time to make plans for shelter and then communicate the plans to family and friends. Not everyone has a safe location to shelter in place.

New Online Services Available by Division of Corporations and Trademarks

The launch of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) module is now available to receive and process electronic filings on par with any other jurisdiction.

VIPA Providing Temporary Off-site Parking in Red Hook for Events

The VIPA will provide paid off-site parking at Parcel C Estate Nazareth, No. 1 Red Hook Quarter, St. Thomas, to accommodate travelers attending off-island events.

VIFS Reopens Coral Bay Fire Station

The reopening of the station comes more than a year since it closed due to damages sustained from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

DPW to Celebrate National Public Works Week Territory-wide

Among the activities scheduled is an Employee Appreciation Day in each district, as well as a project tour in the St. Thomas-St. John District, which will require offices to be closed on the following dates:

VITEMA Nominee Col. Daryl Jaschen Holds Second EMC Meeting

In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1, Director-nominee Jaschen led the discussion on a number of topics, including communications, pre- and post-storm storage, resources available for distributing after a storm, storm shelters and other issues.

DPNR Begins Early Boating and Mooring Registration

The Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) will immediately commence vessel and mooring registrations for the 2019-2020 year.

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