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


Power Restoration Delayed by Thieves Stealing Copper Wires

· Customer service offices in both districts are functional. On St. Croix, customers can conduct business at the authority’s offices in Sunny Isle. In the St. Thomas-St. John District, there is a temporary customer service location at WAPA’s offices in Port of Sale Mall.
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VIWMA to Reopen Mon Bijou Bin Site Friday, Oct. 13

VIWMA reminds residents to place household wastes directly in the bins, not in the surrounding area.
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Mapp: ‘We Are at the U.S. Government’s Mercy’ for $5.5 Billion Repair Bill

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.
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The Global Disaster Immediate Response Team – known as DIRT – brought Zac Clancy, left, and Luke Harwath to St. John. In their other lives, Clancy is an IT programmer and Howarth a filmmaker.

Global DIRT Survey Begins on St. John

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.
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Severe flooding washes over La Grange Road on Thursday. (Photo from Lynette Johannes's Facebook page)

Flooding Inundates Grove Place

Heavy flooding from rain earlier in the day plagued Grove Place and nearby areas of St. Croix Wednesday. The water continued to rise after the rains ended and the sun came out, according to witnesses.
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Friday Will See First Legislature Hearing Since Irma

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.
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Social Security Administration Gives Update for PR and USVI

The agency continues to pay Social Security benefits: 99 percent by direct deposit in Puerto Rico and 98 percent in the USVI.
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Department of Health to Provide Limited Services on St. Croix

Commissioner Michelle S. Davis has determined that the Charles Harwood Complex is unsafe for employees and patients.
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Potter Announces Maximum Fee a Public Adjuster May Charge Residential Insureds

Lt. Gov. Osbert E. Potter, who is also the territory’s commissioner of insurance, informs public adjusters and residential property owners that rules and regulations governing the actions of public adjusters in the territory.
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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available to USVI Hurricane Survivors

The DUA program is designed to provide unemployment benefits and re-employment services to individuals who are unemployed because of a major disaster and who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance.
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