November 20, 2017 3:01 pm Last modified: 7:47 am

Local government

Cruise ships docked at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in July, two months before Hurricanes Irma and Maria changed so much in the territory.

VIPA Updates Public on Hurricane Restoration Progress of Airports, Seaports

VIPA Executive Director David Mapp issued an update on the authority’s hurricane restoration progress post-Hurricane Irma. V.I. Port Authority sustained over $85 million in hurricane-related damages to its port facilities.
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Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services to Meet With Child Care Providers

The Department of Human Services – Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services has announced that a meeting with child care providers will take place Monday, Nov. 20.  The meeting is convened to provide child care providers with updates on the block grant program and relat
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Hurricane Disaster Recovery Recommends to Keep Track of Important Dates

Eligible survivors across the territory may apply for food aid under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).
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U.S. EPA Identifies Collection Locations for Household Hazardous Waste

Residents should drop off their household hazardous waste at the collection pad location closest to them.
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GERS Is Delaying Retiree Bonus Payments

The annual V.I. Lottery Bonus payment normally issued around Thanksgiving will be delayed.
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Forde Provides Information for Those Appealing D-SNAP Eligibility Decisions

some individuals have been denied based on various criteria, and Sen. Jean Forde has sought out the following information for those who wish to appeal.
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Taxicab Commission Schedules Medallion Auctions for Veterans

Two medallions for each island will be auctioned to approved USVI veterans on the following dates and times.
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WAPA Releases Hurricane Restoration Update for Nov. 15

The Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an overview of the restoration work being done on all three Virgin Islands.
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WAPA Releases Hurricane Restoration Update for Nov. 14

The Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an overview of the restoration work being done on all three Virgin Islands.
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DHS’ D-SNAP Consolidates Sites and Operations

Territory-wide, the department has processed a total of 15,157 D-SNAP applications. There have been 13, 670 presumptive eligible applicants, and 1,487 ineligible applicants.
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