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Meeting in full session on Tuesday, the 34th Legislature approved four bills appropriating $5 million for various long-anticipated improvement projects on St. Croix.
As invasive species continue to threaten the delicate ecosystem in the U.S. Virgin Islands, biologists in the territory have devoted their time to educating the public about what it takes to eradicate these nuisances.
The combination of the pandemic, staffing shortages and an outdated database has resulted in a series of backlogged cases within the Division of Paternity and Child Support.
Opening of the temporary St. Croix hospital unit, known as Juan F. Luis North, has been delayed and it now may not open before April 2022, hospital officials told a panel of V.I. senators Friday.
Lack of Funding, Antiquated Facilities and Deficient Equipment Burden Waste Management, Director Says
The V.I. Waste Management Authority has encountered numerous challenges in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which generated nearly three times as much waste as the territory typically generates in a year, Executive Director Roger Merritt Jr. said on Thursday.
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority plans to offset 60 to 80 percent of generation through renewable energy resources within the next three to five years, bringing the utility in compliance with the law.
Soon children and teenagers typically would dive into the territory’s summer programs offered by various schools, private businesses, and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, camps and programs are scarce.
In front of a derelict, hurricane-damaged structure, the retaining wall between Crown and Hawk Botanical Gardens and Shangri La VI on St. Thomas was bathed in colors of crimson and canary.
A dozen people, primarily electric vehicle drivers and green energy enthusiasts, enjoyed a Saturday drive, winding through the hillsides of St. Thomas in their bio-friendly autos during the annual Earth Day Electric Vehicle Rally.
Travel into the U.S. Virgin Islands during the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing, and Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe said Cyril E. King Airport is running at three times the capacity its facilities were originally built to handle.