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Report Highlights Three Years of Putting V.I. Together Again

A report just issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the V.I. Office of Disaster Recovery, touts the progress made so far, while emphasizing there is still a long way to go.
Hurricane damage from the 2017 storms remains at Arthur A. Richards. (Source file photo)

Report Says USVI’s Recovery Is Uneven

A recently released 385-page federal report provides details about what has and hasn't been accomplished in the USVI's recovery since the hurricanes of 2017.
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.

White: Sports, Parks and Recreation Has Been Hard at Work During Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined team sports, it has not left the Sports, Parks and Recreation Department idled, Commissioner Calvert White said on Thursday, outlining a slew of initiatives his employees are working on.

Senators Grill WMA officials on Overdue Payments to Trash Haulers

Senators questioned V.I. Waste Management Authority officials at length over millions of dollars still owed to trash haulers during a Friday hearing at Ottley Legislative Hall on St. Thomas.

V.I. Housing Authority Set to Begin Demo of Tutu Hi-Rise, Distribute CARES Packages

The demolition of the Tutu Hi-Rise buildings on St. Thomas and the distribution of federal CARES packages to households, were two imminent projects highlighted by the V.I. Housing Authority Board of Commissioners at a Wednesday meeting.

Both Districts Report Progress Toward Building Sports Complexes

Both the U.S. Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and the V.I. Housing Finance Authority told senators on Monday about the progress on building multipurpose sports complexes that would double as storm shelters on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Commissioner of the Department of Labor Gary Molloy testifies before an October hearing. (File photo)

Territory to Receive More Pandemic Unemployment Relief, Eventually

The Labor Department met the Sept. 10 deadline to apply for the Lost Wages Assistance Program, a stopgap measure while Congress hammers out a second pandemic relief package – but the money won’t flow anytime soon.

Plaskett Takes on COVID-19’s Impact on Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering

Emergency response managers have never been faced with the challenge of evacuating and sheltering people during a major hurricane while simultaneously dealing with a pandemic, but this is what could happen during the next month as the 2020 hurricane season reaches its peak.

Curfew in Effect Until Noon Thursday, Residents Should Prepare and Monitor Updates

Because it lacks a clearly defined eye, meteorologists have had a hard time tracking what is now being called Potential Cycle 9, but officials say it is expected to strengthen and will begin impacting the territory late afternoon Wednesday into Thursday.

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