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Coral reef on the west end of St. Croix

Interior Provides $1.3 Million in Funding to Protect Coral Reefs in Insular Areas

Insular and International Affairs has approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states.

Rural Energy for America Offering Loans/Grants for Renewable Energy Systems, Efficiency Improvement

The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.

Interior Supports Schools in U.S.V.I. With $750,000 for Deferred Maintenance Needs

“Infrastructure and maintenance needs at schools in the U.S. territories outweigh the resources available,” said Domenech. “While Secretary Zinke and I are happy to provide this assistance, we acknowledge that the need is greater and will advocate for more assistance.”
Elizabeth Armstrong at an April WAPA board meeting.

WAPA Board Approves Community Disaster Loan to Offset Continued Revenue Loss

In an emergency meeting Wednesday, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) authorized borrowing of up to $20 million dollars in an additional FEMA Community Disaster Loan (CDL).
Satellite view of Hurricane Irma taken at 10:15 a.m. AST.

Government Agencies, Others Collaborate to Improve Hurricane Preparedness

As hurricane season approaches, federal and territorial emergency response leaders continue to emphasize families prepare to sustain themselves in the immediate aftermath of a devastating storm.

BER Staff Takes Oath of Confidentiality to Conduct 2017 Economic Census

Director Melendez underscored the importance of economic census data for guiding the territory’s economic growth and policymaking, and informing the business decisions of local entrepreneurs.

Office of Highway Safety Initiative: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Initiative

The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving.
Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens testifies before the Finance Committee. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Department of Finance Launches User-Friendly Redesigned Website

After the web server that hosts the department’s website experienced technical difficulties in the wake of the last year’s hurricanes, it was necessary to reconstruct the site to ensure the department maintains its commitment to providing transparent interaction with the community.

FEMA Urges Families to Prepare Children for Disasters

Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without much warning. Disaster planning, response and recovery efforts must address the unique needs of children, who make up roughly a quarter of the U.S. population.

USDA-WHIP Announces Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance for Farmers

Through the new Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP), eligible crops, trees, bushes or vines located in a county declared in a Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration as a ‘primary county’ are eligible for assistance if the producer suffered a loss as a result of a 2017 hurricane or wildfire.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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