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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.
Coral Bay on St. John is one of the communities that will benefit from a battery storage project that will supply power after a storm. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Energy Projects Could Speed Up Hurricane Recovery

Grant mangers from the U.S. Department of the Interior were on St. Croix March 2 inspecting the Educational Complex planned site for an emergency shelter with a solar system including battery backup.
Lawrence Kupfer discusses WAPA's Transformation Plan during an interview Monday. (Source photo by sap)

WAPA to Issue 60-Day Bills in March

WAPA advises customers that bills issued in March will represent a 60-day service period as it works to rebuild and restore both its automated metering and billing systems.
The view is about all that remains of this home on St. Thomas’ Northside, post Hurricane Irma. Photo by Kelsey Nowakowski.

Congress May Help Hurricane Victims Who Had to Repay Aid

A bill is making its way through Congress to prevent clawbacks of Federal Emergency Management Agency direct cash aid given in error, if there is no allegation of fraud.

Rashawn Ross – A Virgin Islands Music Ambassador

Trumpeter and music arranger Rashawn Ross of the Dave Matthews Band is a man living his dream. He’s also a man who has never forgotten where he came from. Moved by the devastation of the Virgin Islands and the territory’s schools following two back to back hurricanes, Ross strives to support others through his own passion.

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.
U.S. Capitol

HUD Allocates Territory Another $53.59 Million

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated more than $2.3 billion Tuesday to support the long-term disaster recovery process in hard hit areas in 15 states and four territories. According to HUD, the U.S. Virgin Islands is getting $53.59 million of that, bringing HUD’s total USVI allocated funds to $1.92 billion.

USVI Population Likely Lower As 2020 Census Ramps Up

The U.S. Census has opened offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas, as well as in each of the U.S. insular territories, in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 Census, Assistant Interior Secretary Doug Domenech said.
Charmaine Mayer hands out health information to St. John residents.

STJ Residents Net Advice at Health Fair

St. John residents lined up Wednesday morning in Cruz Bay’s Franklin Powell Park to get information and free handy gadgets during the Virgin Islands Department of Health’s Health and Preparedness Fair.
Celia Kalousek has served as SJCF executive director since 2011. (Source photo Amy Roberts)

Come Out for Pan Dragons, Johnny Cakes at STJ Community Foundation Anniversary, Nov. 2

Everyone in the territory is invited to St. John on Saturday for an old-time fish fry to help the island celebrate the 30th anniversary of the St. John Community Foundation. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.





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