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V.I. Launches Online Portal to Prescreen All Travelers to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

The U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal facilitates pre-arrival processing, thereby improving efficiency, reducing delays and providing a more seamless traveler experience.
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WAPA Board Approves STX Generator and Conversion of STT Unit to LPG Fuel

The WAPA Board has approved repairs to a generating unit on St. Croix and the conversion of a leased generator on St. Thomas to burn lower-cost propane fuel representing overall operational costs savings.

DOH Clarifies Requirements for Live Entertainment to Be Allowed

the Government of The Virgin Islands, until further notice, shall permit a DJ or live music at licensed restaurants provided compliance with all social distancing requirements are met.

Two WAPA Employees on St. Croix Contract Coronavirus, Precautionary Measures Taken

In a memorandum to employees of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Wednesday afternoon, Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer confirmed that two employees on St. Croix have tested positive for COVID-19.

VITEMA Director Encourages Residents to Be Ready for Hurricane Season; TS Gonzalo Moves West

The season is heading into its peak, from August to October, when the frequency of storms is expected to increase.

Police Commissioner Names New Police Chief and Deputy Chief

Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor announced on Tuesday that he has appointed Steven Phillip as the chief of police in the St. Thomas-St. John District and Richard Velazquez as deputy chief of police for St. Thomas.

DOJ Paternity and Child Support Division Closed Temporarily Due to COVID-19

Attorney General Denise George announces that the Department of Justice’s Paternity and Child Support Division located at 3018 Estate Orange Grove, Suite 4, Christiansted, has been temporarily closed after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

WAPA Signs Contract for Four New Generators, Battery Storage System at Harley Plant

The generating units, which will provide an additional 36 megawatts of capacity, and the nine-megawatt energy storage system are slated to be fully operational in the first part of 2022.

V.I. Lottery Offices to Re-open July 23

The Lottery encourages its customers and dealers to come in and get their tickets for drawing number 958.

BMV Reminds Public to Register Vehicles or Face Citations

Effectively immediately, the Virgin Police Department will issue citations for unregistered vehicles, including vehicles that were never titled or registered in the Virgin Islands.

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