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Monday, March 25, 2019
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Local government

DPW Schedules Town Halls to Discuss Changes in VITRAN Services

The Department of Public Works will host three town halls in the coming week to discuss upcoming changes in VITRAN’s fixed route and paratransit services on each island.

VI Legislature Congratulates Its 2019 Employees of the Year

The Legislature of the Virgin Islands has selected two outstanding employees, Omari Hicks, engineer/video editor (St. Thomas), and Alwyn A. Baptiste Jr., production tech II (St. Croix), as its 2019 Employees of the Year.
WICO President Clifford Graham testifies. (Photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature)

First Open WICO Board Approves $3,500 Monthly STT Rental for Bryan

Coastal Zone Management (CZM) has approved the joint permit for VIPA-WICO dredging in the harbor, turning basin and WICO berth area.

This Week’s Senate Calendar March 18-22, 2019

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

CARIBE WAVE 2019 and Live Test of V.I. Emergency Notification Systems Are Successful

The live test of the EAS and WEA confirmed that VITEMA will be able to deliver mass emergency notifications to U.S. Virgin Islands residents via radio, television, mobile devices, landline, email and social media outlets.

WAPA Optimistic About Restoring Water Service on St Croix by Early Monday

“We again assure all of our customers that there is no shortage of water on St. Croix. We have been challenged in our ability to deliver water to the west end, and we are optimistic that our efforts are now showing positive outcomes,” WAPA CEO Lawrence J. Kupfer said.

VIWMA Revises Anguilla Landfill Scrap Metal Section Operating Schedule

The section of the scrap metal yard that collects and stores scrap metal, including vehicles, will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice.

Bryan Appoints Clendinen New Division of Personnel Director

Clendinen, who currently serves as the assistant commissioner of Public Works, is a human resource and business administration professional with more than 18 years of leadership experience in public, private and nonprofit organizations.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

WAPA Mobilizes Contractors to Install More Pumps to Boost Water Flow

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Thursday mobilized three contractors to install additional pumps at pumping stations in Richmond, Contentment and Concordia.
Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata), one of the Caribbean’s most important reef-building species. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Grants Available Under Coral Reef and Natural Resources Initiative

The goal of the CRNR Initiative is to improve the health of coral reef ecosystems and other natural resources in the U.S. insular areas for their long-term economic and social benefit.





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