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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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An earth mover sorts debris left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria on St. John.

Good News: Feds Pay All Debris Removal Costs Through May

In very good news for the territory, President Donald Trump has extended the period in which the federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost of hurricane debris removal and for emergency protective measures.

Alert: Escaped Golden Grove Prisoner Loose on STX

Nathaniel Thomas, who also goes by Jahreek, J, Ringo and R, escaped from Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility Thursday night and is still loose.
A WAPA lineman works on a transformer. (Photo provided by WAPA)

FEMA Approves $182 Million More For WAPA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting another $182 million to the Water and Power Authority and the Waste Management Authority to pay for restoration of electric power and debris removal.
Contracts are outstanding for WMA haulers who helped with debris removal after the hurricanes.

WMA Board Puts Pressure on Staff to Complete FEMA Paperwork

WMA staff were put in the hot seat Thursday by board members pressuring them to complete the paperwork required by FEMA to cover the payment of contracts for debris removal after September’s storms.

Genetic Study Finds Taino Live on in Modern Caribbeans

A new study finds close genetic links between ancient Taino and modern Puerto Ricans, calling into question old assumptions that Taino people – who once populated what is now the U.S. Virgin Islands – ever really went away.
VIPA Executive Director David Mapp testifies.

Bill to Change Management at Frederiksted Pier Gets No Support from WICO, VIPA

The heads of VIPA and the West Indian Company Ltd. each said Wednesday that a proposed bill to shift management of Frederiksted’s Ann E. Abramson Pier to WICO is unlikely to increase St. Croix’s cruise ship visits.


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