The V.I. government estimates the cost to rebuild the U.S. Virgin Islands' infrastructure after last month’s two devastating Category 5 hurricanes at $5.5 billion dollars, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday in a letter to Congress.
After a disaster it’s impossible to plan an effective recovery operation without knowing the scope of damage and type of assistance needed. The volunteers of 'DIRT' have taken on the task of assessing problems on St. John.
On Friday, the V.I. Legislature will hold its first hearing since Hurricane Irma struck Sept. 6. All the senators will be meeting in a Committee of the Whole at 10 a.m. on St. Thomas to hear testimony regarding the territory’s status.
As soon as Hurricane Maria devastated both the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, a group of statesiders began an effort to get hay and other animal supplies to the devastated regions of the territories as soon as possible.
The Army Corps of Engineers is working on ways to expand its "Blue Roof" program to install temporary tarp roofs on damaged homes, to be able to work on homes missing more than half their roof framing.
International Capital and Management Company has kept relatively quiet about its community service initiatives, but company officials went public Tuesday with a multi-million dollar donation meant to rally more support for the islands.