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Workmen raise another composite pole on St. John. The new poles are replacing wooden poles that essentially haven't changed significantly in more than 100 years.

FEMA Awards WAPA $113 Million for Continued Work on STJ

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday it had awarded $133 million to the V.I. Water and Power Authority to continue installing composite utility poles and undergrounding electrical equipment on St. John.

Biden’s Love Affair with V.I. has Officials Looking for Roses

Local Democratic leaders expect big dividends for the Virgin Islands under the incoming presidential administration of Joe Biden. They’ve been cultivating good relations with the president for years.

Plaskett Takes Prominent Role in Second Trump Impeachment

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett will play a direct role in the historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named Plaskett as one of nine members who will manage the impeachment.
Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) on the phone in her Washington D.C. office speaking with reporters in March 2020. (File photo provided by Delegate Stacey Plaskett's office)

An End-Of-Year, Open Letter From Delegate Stacey Plaskett

In an open letter to her constituents, Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett writes, "This time of tremendous adversity has required a deeper level of resilience and endurance from each of us..."
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett discusses Trump's State of the Union speech, which she considered 'a call to action.' (Source photo by April Knight)

Plaskett Hopes to Advance Territorial Rights in Fourth Term

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett was hopeful Tuesday night that a sea change in Washington will bring a much-needed boost for legislation supporting the Virgin Islands and its fellow U.S. territories.

STT Attorneys Join Suit in Fight for Equal Voting Rights

In a heated election season that will leave millions of Americans who are residents of U.S. territories on the sidelines because they don’t have the right to vote for president, two St. Thomas attorneys have joined a lawsuit seeking to redress that wrong.
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Friends of the Park Seek Accountability for Caneel Contamination

Seven sites on the Caneel Bay Resort property have been contaminated over the years by pollutants that are hazardous to creatures on land and in the sea.
Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

Feds Pony Up $10 Million For V.I. Waste Diversion

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Associate Deputy Administrator Doug Benevento and Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez wrapped up a visit with Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and other senior officials Tuesday as the territory was awarded $10 million for waste diversion work. 

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.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, upper left, is joined by Carlos Escobar, Dr. Miguel LaPuz, Patrick Farrell and Mark Takano joined for a virtual veteran’s town hall meeting. (Screen capture)

VA Primary Care Improves During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been improving the primary care of island veterans through rapid testing, securing emergency transportation with air ambulances, and activating the Heritage Health Solutions Contract.

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