October 19, 2017 3:38 pm Last modified: 3:09 pm


V.I. Next Generation Network Embarks on Strong Communications Recovery Efforts

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) has embarked on strong recovery efforts to support local Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
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IRS Issues Reminder to Taxpayers as Scams Continue Across the Nation

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of problems normally reported.
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Senate President Myron Jackson (D-STT) speaks at Friday's Committee of the Whole hearing. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

V.I. Budget Director: Storms May Have Blown $325 Million Hole in 2018 Budget

Along with billions of dollars in damage to U.S. Virgin Islands hospitals, schools, homes and more, the loss of tourism due to the storm may balloon the V.I. government's deficit, Budget Director Nellon Bowry told the Legislature Friday.
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DEMA members make repairs to the St. Croix Educational Complex.

St. Croix School Re-opening Delayed a Week

Schools on St. Croix are now slated to open on Oct. 23, a week later than originally hoped. 'We really thought we were going to get schools open on Oct 16 but that is not going to happen,' Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Friday.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp updates the news media Friday on progress in the territory's hurricane recovery. (Jamie Leonard photo)

V.I. to Have Almost 500 Linemen Restoring Power; Cruise Ships to Return Nov. 11

Speaking at a Friday news conference, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that by the end of October the U.S. Virgin Islands will have almost 500 linemen working in the territory to restore power.
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The Virgin Islands Supreme Court, from left, Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge, Associate Justice Ive Arrington Swan and Associate Justice Maria M. Cabret. (Government House photo)

Judicial System Seeks Order in the Court

Knocked askew by September’s super storms, the judicial system in the Virgin Islands is beginning to right itself. In a statement issued late Friday, Supreme Court Chief Justice Rhys Hodge announced the 'resumption of full operations.'
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Weather System May Bring Rain to the Territory

The U.S. Virgin Islands may receive some heavy rain in the next few days from a broad area of low pressure about 250 miles north of the northern Leeward Islands.
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WAPA Releases Restoration Update for October 12

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority gives an update on progress in the territory as of Thursday, Oct. 12.
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Generators Can Be Dangerous; EOC Warns of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands are warned against the negative effects of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. They are strongly warned against the practice of using generators in any enclosed space or indoors.
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FAQs: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from Hurricane Survivors in the USVI

These are the most often asked questions and answers about surviving Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
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