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DPNR Gives Storm Preparation Guidelines for Boaters in Territory

All boaters should begin to make the necessary preparations for the approaching tropical storm. Boaters are advised to plan or relocate to the havens listed.

DPNR to Enforce New Anchoring Guidelines Within USVI Waters

All transient vessels anchored within U.S. Virgin Islands waters must observe the following anchoring guidelines in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

DPNR Reopens Public Libraries and Historic Forts

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources has announced the reopening of the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library on St. Thomas and the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped on St. Croix.

90 Percent of Board of Education Student Loans are Delinquent, Senators Learn

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed sharp disapproval of the V.I. Board of Education's student loan collection efforts after learning that 90 percent of such loans are delinquent.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR: Special Wind Region Maps Now Available Online

The USVI Special Wind Region design wind speed maps have been developed to evaluate the wind speeds that consider topographic effects for use as a simplified method to determine wind loads and pressures on a building or structure.

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.
Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix. (Source file photo)

VIWMA Lifts Ban on Green Waste, Seaweed and Metals at Anguilla Landfill

Additionally, bulk waste, including mattresses, appliances, furniture and other large items, are prohibited at the residential bin sites and must be disposed of at the landfill.

DOH Clarifies Requirements for Live Entertainment to Be Allowed

the Government of The Virgin Islands, until further notice, shall permit a DJ or live music at licensed restaurants provided compliance with all social distancing requirements are met.

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.

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