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Corps of Engineers Hosts Interagency Regulatory Meeting in V.I.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted its first interagency meeting in the Virgin Islands since hurricanes Irma and Maria to hear project proposals that could have an effect on the islands' waterways.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Addresses Phishing Email Incidents; FBI Investigating the Crime

On two occasions in 2018, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) was the victim of a Business Email Compromise (BEC) -- an instance where a fictitious email appears authentic.

DPNR to Hold Annual Commercial Fisher Meetings

The St. Thomas-St. John commercial fisher meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, and the St. Croix meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, June 20.

Governor and Interior Department Looking at Proposal to Upgrade Salt River

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discussed upgrading the Visitor’s Center at Salt River National Park during a meeting at Government House Wednesday with Assistant Secretary...
Damaged homes on St Croix after Hurricane Irma. )File photo)

VIHFA Launches Landlord Rental Repair Program

The program will help landlords whose residential rental properties were damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

USVI Working With Cruise Lines as Ships Move From Cuba

Following the U.S. government's renewed restrictions on travel to Cuba, the U.S. Virgin Islands government is working closely with the cruise lines to help them as they race to rework their itineraries.
Sen. Tregenza Roach addresses Friday's Senate session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Roach Urges Residents to Be Prepared for 2019 Hurricane Season

Commissioner of Insurance Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. urges residents to be prepared for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is June 1 to Nov. 30.

Bryan Appoints Rupert O. Ross as Bureau of Information Technology Director

Ross, who currently serves as the chief information technology officer at the judicial branch of the Virgin Islands, is an experienced leader with broad information technology knowledge focused on government operations.

VIEDA Launches Online Property Database for Hotel, Resort Development

At least 50 properties are now accessible on its website for business investment. This online database gives developers and investors ways to learn about these properties.

WAPA Encourages Hurricane Season Preparation

WAPA reminds both its employees and customers to be prepared for potential storm activity that could temporarily interrupt electrical and potable water service.

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