80.3 F
Charlotte Amalie
Friday, June 21, 2024
HomeNewsLocal governmentDLCA to Host Forums for Consumer Awareness for Hurricane Season

DLCA to Host Forums for Consumer Awareness for Hurricane Season

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) will partner with various agencies such as the Department of Health (DOH) and Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Authority (VITEMA) in addition to retail organizations to promote “All Hazards Awareness” in order to prepare the public this hurricane season. The forums will take place the last Friday of every month beginning with the first forum, which will be hosted on July 22, in St. Croix’s Sunny Isles Amphitheatre and the second forum, which will be hosted July 29, in St. Thomas’ Tutu Park Mall Center Court.
“The department’s role with regard to business licensing and regulation as well as consumer protection requires facilitation of activities and other such undertakings that help in the preparation for and response to natural and other disasters that may affect both businesses and consumers. These forums are such an effort, and we urge your attendance,” said Commissioner Carrington.
DLCA thanks VITEMA and K-Mart Discount Store for partnering with it to bring an interactive display and presentation of the items and sales for hurricane season preparedness. If any business would like to set up a table to give consumer education materials on Hurricane Preparedness, contact DLCA at 713-3522 on St. Croix for more information.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.