A district-wide electrical service interruption affected the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, Hassel Island and Water Island on Wednesday night after one generating unit tripped followed by the subsequent failure of two other units.
In an emergency meeting Wednesday, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) authorized borrowing of up to $20 million dollars in an additional FEMA Community Disaster Loan (CDL).
As hurricane season approaches, federal and territorial emergency response leaders continue to emphasize families prepare to sustain themselves in the immediate aftermath of a devastating storm.
While the General II is out of service, there will only be one car ferry servicing the Cruz Bay/Red Hook route.
Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
Director Melendez underscored the importance of economic census data for guiding the territory’s economic growth and policymaking, and informing the business decisions of local entrepreneurs.
Exceptions: all firearm transactions such as new and unregistered firearms entering the islands or for safekeeping firearms departing the territory.
The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving.
After the web server that hosts the department’s website experienced technical difficulties in the wake of the last year’s hurricanes, it was necessary to reconstruct the site to ensure the department maintains its commitment to providing transparent interaction with the community.
Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without much warning. Disaster planning, response and recovery efforts must address the unique needs of children, who make up roughly a quarter of the U.S. population.