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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Popular Announces Plans Related to the Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine

It will close all its branches at 2 p.m., and the rest of the operations at 3 p.m. On Thursday, July 30, all of its branches and main buildings will remain closed.

Oriental Announces Change in Branch Hours Due to Tropical Cyclone Nine

Oriental Bank will be closing its St. Thomas and St. Croix branches early today, at noon, Wednesday, July 29, due to tropical storm conditions.

V.I. Launches Online Portal to Prescreen All Travelers to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

The U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal facilitates pre-arrival processing, thereby improving efficiency, reducing delays and providing a more seamless traveler experience.
WAPA Generator

WAPA Board Approves STX Generator and Conversion of STT Unit to LPG Fuel

The WAPA Board has approved repairs to a generating unit on St. Croix and the conversion of a leased generator on St. Thomas to burn lower-cost propane fuel representing overall operational costs savings.

FirstBank Donates $40,000 to Nine Local Non-Profits

The Community Reinvestment Program of FirstBank is focused on projects and programs developed and managed by non-profits with priority given to initiatives that serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

Two WAPA Employees on St. Croix Contract Coronavirus, Precautionary Measures Taken

In a memorandum to employees of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Wednesday afternoon, Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer confirmed that two employees on St. Croix have tested positive for COVID-19.

WAPA Signs Contract for Four New Generators, Battery Storage System at Harley Plant

The generating units, which will provide an additional 36 megawatts of capacity, and the nine-megawatt energy storage system are slated to be fully operational in the first part of 2022.

VIEDA Modifies Customer Service Hours

VIEDA offices in both districts will be in operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This modified schedule will remain in effect until Friday, July 31.

Oriental Bank to Change Service Hours on Monday, July 20

Oriental branches will continue conducting temperature checks of visitors to the branch. Everyone who enters must wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer and maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Territory Implements Testing Protocols for Travelers From Highly Impacted U.S. States

Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte says while the global community learns to adapt to coronavirus (COVID-19), protecting lives and livelihoods while ensuring the territory's economic survival is the order of the day for the foreseeable future.

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