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On the tarmac at Henry Rohlsen Airport, a Jet Blue mercy flight prepares to leave, while hurricane relief supplies are stacked in the foreground. (Jamie Leonard photo)

VIPA Says Airports Are Opening for Commercial Flights

V.I. Port Authority officials are optimistic the territory "will be a major player in the game" when the tourism season starts in November, but in the meantime, the focus is on resuming commercial flights at airports and reopening the ports.

V.I. Lawyers Volunteer Legal Aid to Hurricane Victims

A disaster aid hotline is available for V.I. residents who can’t pay for an attorney and need help with hurricane-related legal issues.

Three STX Viya Hotspots Up: More Coming

There are now three Viya Wi-Fi hotspots on St. Croix: Plaza Extra West, Plaza Extra East and Vitema’s Emergency Operations Center, according to Viya.

STT-STX Ferry Delayed To Thursday or Later

The QE-IV, the ferry that runs the St. Thomas-St. Croix route, will resume limited runs Wednesday, according to the ferry's website.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp, at the far left, gives his daily update on hurricane recovery efforts to the gathered news media. The update took place at Government House on St. Croix.

Governor Mapp Eases Curfew; ATT Stolen Generator Recovered

Gov. Kenneth Mapp was upbeat Tuesday at his daily news conference, announcing that the territory may be opening up for cruise ship visitors by the end of October, the start of tourist season for the territory.
St. Johnians line up at the Post Office to pick up mail.

St. John: Mail Is Back, Bank Reopens

Two weeks after the second of two category five hurricanes ripped through the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John got another link to the outside world, when mail began flowing and FirstBank opened its office on the island Tuesday.

Reports Unclear on St. Thomas Airport Re-opening

Confusion reigned Tuesday about the potential opening of the Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas, following damage by hurricanes Irma and Maria, as airline and local government officials gave conflicting information.

Seniors at Flamboyant Gardens Await Food, Water

One of St. Croix's populations hardest hit by Hurricane Maria was the senior population, and residents of the senior apartment complex, Lutheran Social Services' Flamboyant Gardens, were reportedly close to running out of food and water.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp (Source file photo)

Mapp Expects CEKA to Reopen Thursday to Commercial Flights

Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas will reopen for commercial flights on Thursday and St. Croix's Henry E. Rohlsen Airport may open next week, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday in his daily news conference.
Gifft Hill School first graders eat lunch on their first day back at school.

School is in Session at Gifft Hill

School is back in session, at least for some St. John students at the Gifft Hill School.

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