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Governor’s Judicial Nominees Bring Decades of Experience to the Bench

Attorney Tejo and attorney Andrews are both natives of St. Croix and have successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile criminal cases for the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands.

DLCA Notifies Public of Methanol Hand Sanitizer Recall

NEXT Hand Sanitizer is one of the products that is being recalled and is currently sold in the Virgin Islands.

Electrical Fault on STX Feeder 2A Caused Saturday Morning Major Service Interruption

Downed lines caused an electrical fault, and the power plant’s protection scheme tripped all online generators, which resulted in the outage.
Residents gather at the Tutu fire station Monday morning for sandbag distribution.

VITEMA to Distribute Sandbags and Sand Territorywide, Aug. 13-18

VITEMA, in collaboration with the departments of Public Works and Health, V.I. Police and V.I. Fire Service, has updated the territory’s Sandbag Distribution Plan to include new protocols specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Week’s Senate Calendar for Aug. 10-14

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Office of Management and Budget Reorganizes

The most notable change is the creation of the Performance Management Division and the Budget Review Division.
'We are hoping for the best, but we are preparing for the worst,' Gov. Albert Bryan said Monday in discussing the new coronavirus. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Government House Issues Statement on Talks of Renewed COVID Restrictions

Government House issued the following statement on Friday in response to information circulated about plans to renew COVID restrictions on businesses and other community activities.

Governor Clarifies Double Stimulus Checks Resulting From PR Issuing Direct Deposits

In an effort to assist Hacienda in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands residents who erroneously received an additional stimulus payment by direct deposit, the IRB has agreed to be the conduit for returning the overpayments to the U.S. Treasury Department.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR to Implement New Territorial Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Fees

After incorporating suggestions, DPNR has issued final regulations setting out Territorial Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit fees.

VITRAN Has Access to $4.1 Million in Cares Act Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation allocated $4.1 million for the V.I. Department of Public Works and VITRAN to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

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