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VITEMA begins food distribution Saturday afternoon in Cruz Bay. (Amy Roberts photo)

DHS Picks Primary Shelters for 2019 Hurricane Season

The goal is to provide safe, temporary accommodation for a significant number of residents and visitors who are threatened by an impending storm or are displaced or homeless after a disastrous event.

VITEMA and FEMA Meet to Assess Hurricane Preparedness Efforts

In the past few weeks, senior leaders from the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) met to discuss preparations for the upcoming hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

V.I. Medical Personnel Train for Possible Measles Outbreak

Doctors and other health care providers, including school nurses and administrators, were strongly urged to attend at training/update so that the health care response to this potential threat is unified throughout the territory.

Harvesting and Possessing Queen Conch Prohibited June – October

The commissioner also advises the public that harvesting and/or possession of mutton and lane snapper are prohibited territory-wide from April 1 to June 30.

Take Steps to Prepare for 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Today

As the agency tasked with preparing the territory for the threats and risks from natural and man-made hazards, VITEMA advises all residents to begin hurricane preparedness today by taking the following steps.

Administration’s Cabinet Meeting Focuses on FY 2020 Budget, Government Stability

Members of Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s Cabinet came together Wednesday at Government House on St. Croix to discuss the administration’s FY 2020 budget and policy priorities.

DLCA Advises Public of Food Basket Survey for Best Prices

The V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs notifies the public of its territory-wide food basket survey findings that were completed during the last week of May 2019.

Legal Services Encourages Residents to Secure Important Documents for Hurricane Season

Experience with previous hurricanes has shown that the courts and government agencies expect people to have copies of their important documents in order for them to access certain services. For example, FEMA required documents to prove homeownership and occupancy.
Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach explained how residents can recover claims owed by Real Legacy Assurance Company.

Roach Extends Deadline to File Franchise Taxes

Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. informs the public of an extension in the deadline to file franchise taxes for corporations (profit and non-profit), partnerships and limited liability companies using the Division of Corporations and Trademarks online Catalyst system.

Island Administrators Have Over 200 Abandoned Vehicles Removed

All three administrators expressed their gratitude to the V.I. Department of Public Works and the V.I. Waste Management Authority for their assistance.

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