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FEMA Approves $69 Million to Begin Replacement of Tutu Hi-Rise Apartments

The V.I. government and V.I. Housing Authority received a $69 million obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund the demolition and replacement of residential buildings at the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community, according to Government House.
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.

Trial Slated for Contractor Accused in Kickback Scheme

The head of a Puerto Rico-based engineering firm accused of paying $1.2 million dollars in exchange for federal contracts is scheduled to stand trial on Aug. 5.
EPA regional administrator Peter Lopez, Carmen Perez, director of the Caribbean Environmental Protection Division and Jose Font, EPA deputy director for the region, talk with media. (Susan Ellis photo)

EPA Reaffirms Commitment to V.I.

Environmental Protection Agency officials from New York and Puerto Rico visited the U.S. Virgin Islands last week and met with local officials and members of the media at the FEMA office to confirm the agency’s support in protecting the territory's public water, landfills and air quality.

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