January 20, 2018 12:42 pm Last modified: 9:37 am

Local government

The Caribbean Queen – Temisha Libert – wears the Calypso Monarch crown for the third straight year.

Caribbean Queen Wins Third Straight Calypso Monarch Crown

Temisha Libert – known to fans of island music as Caribbean Queen – captured her third successive Crucian Christmas Festival Calypso Queen title at the Calypso Monarch competition.
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Update: WAPA Restores Approximately 1,150 Customers Over the Weekend

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) informs the public on the continuing progress it is making on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.
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DPNR Confirms Issuing Permits to Burn

DPNR confirms that the following permits relative to the Air Curtain Incineration operation at Estate Body Slob were issued.
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Update: WAPA Restores 261 More Customers on Thursday, Dec. 28

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update on the progress it is making on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.
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Human Services Receives Hot Food Waiver Extension

Also, hot meals may continue to be purchased with Electronic Benefit Transfer cards until Feb. 12, 2018.
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DPNR Reinstates Compliance Monitoring Requirements for Public Water Systems

The compliance monitoring requirements for public water systems in the territory will resume, effective Jan. 1, 2018,
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Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter with Festival Queen Shanisa Emmanuel, Prince Te'quan Richards and Princess Kaylona Larocque.

Fireworks Mark the Opening of the Festival’s Irmaria Stress Free Zone

A spectacular fireworks show lit up the nighttime sky at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, heralding the official opening of the Irmaria Stress Free Zone, the name of the 2017-2018 Crucian Christmas Festival Village located just northeast of Frederiksted pier.
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Update: WAPA Schedules Electrical Restoration Priority Areas Through December 29

WAPA has announced the schedule of locations where crews will be working to restore service to customers throughout the holiday weekend to Dec. 29.
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FEMA Looking to Hire Additional Virgin Islanders to Help With Hurricane Recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still looking to hire U.S. Virgin Islanders as temporary employees to help the territory recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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HUD Awards $1.4 Million to Continue Support to Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs

Research shows that a stable home is critical to the well-being of persons living with HIV/AIDS, and results in better health and reduced transmission of the disease.
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