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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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News media gather to cover Gov. Kenneth Mapp's daily news briefing Monday at Government House.

Mapp Eases Curfew, Says He’ll Meet with Trump Tuesday

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 shipments of supplies ready to come into the territory as soon as the ports and airport are open. (FEME photo)

FEMA Being ‘Flexible’ in Funding V.I. Recovery

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.

More Than 400 Irma and Maria-Related Scams Reported So Far

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.
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas ties up at Charlotte Amalie, wh3re it took on about 560 passengers, part of a contingent of 1,400 evacuated Saturday from the territory. (SAP photo)

More Than 1,400 Leave V.I. on Mercy Ship

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.
A member of the V.I. Fire Service assists a St. John resident with emergency rations at the Coral Bay firehouse on Sept. 18.

STJ Copes with Storms, Communication Woes, Isolation and a Sliding Septic Tank

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.
Commissioner of Health Michelle Davis speaks Saturday at Gov. Kenneth Mapp's daily news update. (Jamie Leonard photo)

St. Croix Airport to Reopen Thursday

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.
Crew from Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Greisser transfer critical prescription medication for delivery to St. Croix Saturday. (Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Ferries Medicine from St Thomas to St. Croix

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.
Postal worker Debbie Querrard hands out mail to St. John box holders, as a sense of normalcy slowly returns to the territory. (Amy Roberts photo)

Signs of Normalcy Returning to USVI

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.

Electrical Power 15 Percent Restored on STT, 10 Percent on STX

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.

Guardsman Killed on St. Thomas, Case Considered Homicide

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.





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