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Commissioner of Human Services Felicia Blyden testifies at a hearing Friday

Governor Ensures Non-profits to Receive Funding

Non-profits impacted include Partners in Recovery, Bethlehem House, V.I. Center for Independent Living, Men’s Coalition, My Brother’s Workshop, St. John Community Foundation and Lutheran Social Services.

VIEDC Reschedules Decision Meeting for Sept. 20

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the V.I. Economic Development Commission Decision Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20.
Some 50 boats that were damaged by Hurricane Irma still ring Hurricane Hole, but the Navy is on the way to remove the wrecks. (National Park Service photo)

Hurricane Hole Update from Virgin Islands National Park Service

The impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria, together with some damage from the recent vessel removal operation, have rendered portions of the chain unusable. Berths at Otter 12, Otter 13, and Borck 4 are not usable because of chain damage.

Potter Announces Modified Hours for Division of Corporations and Trademarks

The closure is necessary for division staff to prepare corporate records for scanning into the new internet-based computer system, which is now functional.

Governor Sends Down Nominees for VIPA and VIPFA Boards

Appointment letters for Sewer and Joseph were forwarded to Senate President Myron Jackson on Tuesday. The governor asked for the senators’ prompt and favorable confirmation of his nominees.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

WAPA to Resume Disconnections for Non-Payment

Of particular importance to WAPA are those customers who have not made any payments over the last three billing periods.

Jaredian Design Group to Manage Government House and St. John Battery Renovations

Notable Jaredian restoration and rehabilitation projects include the Public Finance Authority and the St. Thomas Reformed Church in Charlotte Amalie.

BIR: Income Tax Refunds Continue to Be Processed

This release of refunds will bring the total amount of refunds paid under the Mapp/Potter Administration to $180.5 million and 69,885 units.

Legislative Session Unanimously Passes Family Resource Center Resolution

The senator authored the bill post hurricanes Irma and Maria for the FRC’s service to the people of the territory through the collaboration and distribution of aid.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp

Quality of Life Improvements Highlight This Labor Day

Rising public and private sector salaries and the rebuild[ing] of a more resilient infrastructure are some of the many things Virgin Islanders have to celebrate this Labor Day.

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