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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.