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Press Box Questions Reveal the Broad Mission of Territory’s Island Administrators

Potholes, litter, derelict cars, clogged guts, traffic lights – these are just a few of the things the territory’s island administrators deal with daily as the de facto mayors of the Virgin Islands.

COVID-19 Costing V.I. Tourism Tens of Millions

Tens of millions of dollars in revenue for the Virgin Islands are practically up in smoke as the COVID-19 pandemic forced cruise ship cancellations, a ban on hotel stays and a stay-at-home order that all but cut off the territory’s lifeblood: tourism.
Department of Public Works officials line up to testify Monday. (Contributed photo)

DPW Officials Tell Senators They Can Do More With Less

Getting the water taxis running on St. Thomas, keeping the territory’s town streets clean, stripping the edge of highways and building sidewalks in front of new developments were some of the concerns raised by senators at the Finance Committee hearing Monday.
Nelson Petty Jr., commissioner nominee of the Department of Public Works, testifies Monday at the Senate. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Public Works Designee Promises to Fix Roads

Giant potholes, lack of striping on highways, dangerous curves without guard rails and frequently flooded streets were concerns raised by members of the Committee on Housing, Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications Monday.





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