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