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WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Board Gets Updates on Electric and Water Systems, Approves Contract Extension

Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer provided an overview of electrical and water operations, the increased use of propane as a primary fuel source at both power plants, and steps being taken to protect both employees and customers from COVID-19.
A sheet of V.I. Lottery tickets for the upcoming March 5 drawing that boasts a $175,000 grand prize. (From V.I. Lottery Facebook Page)

V.I. Lottery Postpones Drawing No. 955 From April 2-16

Dealers’ special numbers will be available for pick up until Wednesday, April 8.

Government Agencies Update Changes to Normal Operations in Response to COVID-19

As of Tuesday, March 23, departments and agencies are modifying their operations.

DHS Clarifies: Disaster SNAP is Not Currently Available in Territory

The V.I. Department of Human Services has announced that the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has not been implemented in the territory.

V.I. Judicial Branch Modifies Operations Again

To enforce social distancing protocols, effective Friday, March 27, the judicial branch has further curtailed operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lieutenant Governor Calls Meeting of V.I. Banking Board for April 3

The V.I. Banking Board will meet on Friday to discuss preventative measures taken against the COVID-19 Coronavirus by the banks and the impact of the pandemic on the territory’s banking system.

Block Grants for Disaster Recovery Applications Available

CDBG-DR grants are funded by Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with priority focused on serving those of low- to moderate-income with housing, infrastructure, economic revitalization and public services.

VIPD Closes Down Consumer Services

VIPD reminds the public that due to its efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the territory, Central Records Bureau offices, Firearms Bureau offices and fingerprinting services territory-wide are closed until further notice.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for March 30 – April 3

What’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

DHS Medical Assistance Program Offers Telephone Interviews, Relaxed Guidelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAP announced relaxed federal authorities for enrollment and eligibility, patient care and provider enrollment requirements.

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