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Workmen raise another composite pole on St. John. The new poles are replacing wooden poles that essentially haven't changed significantly in more than 100 years.

FEMA Awards $113 Million to WAPA for Continued Work on STJ

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday it had awarded $133 million to the V.I. Water and Power Authority to continue installing composite utility poles and undergrounding electrical equipment on St. John.
A DEMA team member assesses the damage at the Sea View Nursing Home in St. Thomas. (FEMA Photos by Jocelyn Augustino)

FEMA Audit Finds $134 Million the Virgin Islands Might Have to Repay *Update – What the Money Was Spent On*

The V.I. government got a notification on Dec. 7 that a FEMA audit found a lack of documentation for hundreds of millions of dollars spent ostensibly on hurricane recovery.
Kegs of craft beer sit on the racks at Leatherback Brewing Company. (Anne Salafia photo)

EDA Board OKs Leatherback Brewing Microgrid, Satellite Brewery

Leatherback Brewing Company has been given the green light to construct a solar microgrid at its location in the William D. Roebuck Industrial Park on St. Croix, and to open a satellite brewery on St. Thomas.
Hurricane damage from the 2017 storms remains at Arthur A. Richards. (Source file photo)

FEMA Approves Replacement Plans for Arthur A. Richards Junior High School

FEMA approved the replacement of the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School, damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. This approval allows the Department of Education to begin negotiating costs for the construction of a new school on St. Croix.

For Hospital Heads, Slow Recovery is Still Progress

Top officials at both the Schneider Regional Medical Center and the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital say they’re looking forward to making more progress towards the recovery of the V.I.'s health care system than what has been seen so far.

Post-Disaster Lessons Prompt Planning at Hazard Mitigation Workshop

As Virgin Islanders recover from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and watch the destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, a new disaster mitigation plan for the territory is taking shape.
A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Developer Admits Defrauding Feds; Faces 30 Years

Juli Campbell, a Puerto Rico-based developer, faces a December sentencing in federal court after admitting she submitted false payment records to a federal disaster relief program.





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