October 19, 2017 3:05 pm Last modified: 3:05 pm


AG: Report Change of Address, Income for Child Support Payments

Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused a temporary lull in child support payments, but Attorney General Claude Walker and his staff said over the weekend that checks have been going out for at least the past week.
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Richard Benson, with his black-hulled ship, Goddess Athena,

Six Weeks After Irma, Sailor’s Family Awaits His Final Homecoming

A small circle of family and friends says they're waiting for authorities in the British Virgin Islands to return the remains of St. John charter boat captain Richard Benson, one of four Hurricane Irma fatalities in the BVI.
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Magens Bay after Irma.

Magens Bay Devastation Will Be Temporary, Optimists Say

Magens Bay has been dubbed one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world by National Geographic, and may still be even after two category five hurricanes swept her brilliant white, mile-long shoreline at 175 miles per hour.
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GESC Chair Beverly Joseph testifies at a 2015 senate hearing. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

GESC Head Claims Cigna Cares What Percentage of Premiums V.I. Employees Pay

According to a volunteer group of current and retired government employees, Cigna Health Insurance agreed to reduce premium increases on condition that the government did not increase employees' share of the premiums.
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Man Stabbed to Death in Williams Delight

A 55-year-old man was found stabbed to death Saturday in the Williams Delight area, and the V.I. Police Department is looking for a person of interest who goes by the name of "Eddie."
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Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry testifying before the Legislature in April. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

Senators Frustrated by Slow Pace of Unemployment Checks

With many Virgin Isalanders unemployed due to the hurricanes and relief distributions drying up, people urgently need unemployment checks in order to meet basic needs, senators told Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry.
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WAPA Releases Restoration Update for October 13

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority gives an update every day on progress being made on all three islands.
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FEMA Launches Hurricane Recovery Facebook Page for USVI

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched the FEMA U.S. Virgin Islands Facebook page to provide facts and resources to hurricane survivors.
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Schneider CEO Dr. Bernard Wheatley testifies at a February Senate hearing. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

Schneider Hospital Needs Immediate Cash To Stay Open

"We can no longer operate without a serious influx of operating cash," Schneider Regional Medical Center Chief Financial Officer Scott Nothnagel told V.I. senators Friday.
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Frederiksted for Hurricane Survivors

A second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened on St. Croix Friday, Oct. 13, to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria. The new DRC is open in Frederiksted at the Rotary Club West, 40 KA-KD Estate LaGrange. Another DRC is at the Old Post Office Buildin
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