Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced on Monday relaxed curfew hours for the territory. For St. Thomas-St. John, the curfew will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. St. Croix will be under curfew from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
FEMA has already paid or committed about $34 million to the Virgin Islands in public assistance grants for recovery efforts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and all signs are that there will be a lot more coming.
The federal U.S. Attorney’s Office and local V.I. Attorney General's Office have put together a task force to combat people using the hurricane disaster to scam people, acting U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands Joycelyn Hewlett announced Monday.
More than 1,400 people left the U.S. Virgin Islands Saturday aboard Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas, bringing to about 4,500 the number that have been evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
If stormy weather systems could add insult to injury, Hurricane Maria did just that to east St. John on Sept. 19. It rolled over the town of Coral Bay 13 days after Hurricane Irma, and left a treat in the middle of a landslide covering Centerline Road.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Sunday that the Henry E. Rohlsen airport on St. Croix will be open for flights on Thursday, and that residents of St. Croix will start having much better cell phone reception beginning Monday.
The U.S. Coast Guard partnered with Doctor's Choice Pharmacy Saturday to ship critical prescription medication to St. Croix from St. Thomas. The medicine crossed between the two islands aboard Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Greisser.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp announcing that he was sending his nomination of Nelson Petty Jr. as head of the Department of Public Works to the legislature for approval almost made the news briefing feel pre-Irma and pre-Maria normal.
St. Thomas has experienced about 15 percent electrical power restoration since Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the territory, while St. Croix has seen restoration totals of approximately 10 percent.
The V.I. National Guard on Friday identified a Guard soldier who was found dead Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, on St. Thomas as 21-year-old PFC Kyjuan R. Naughton of St. Croix.