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Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority officials on Wednesday disputed some findings of mismanagement in a capacity audit of $233 million in FEMA grants awarded to the authority last December.
After a year of “trials and triumphs,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the “state of our territory is on the mend” because of the focus his administration has put into three key mandates: stabilizing the government to rebuild pubic trust, recovery and rebuilding efforts and laying a solid foundation to restore the economy.
Employees of the V.I. Waste Management Authority who work with dangerous chemicals are not eligible for hazardous retirement benefits because of an action that should have been taken 10 years ago but was not.
The U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development has published its guidelines for the dispersal of $774.1 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for mitigation activities in the Virgin Islands.
At 4 a.m. Thursday morning Sylvia Kudirka, a resident of Pond Mouth in Cruz Bay, was jolted awake by an all-too-familiar noxious odor – the stench of raw sewage. As she has done many times in the past several months, Kudirka went outside to confirm that the source of the smell was a nearby manhole, one of four, which was overflowing with sewage.