December 11, 2017 11:00 am Last modified: 11:50 pm

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Update: WAPA Continues Restoring Electrical Service to All Three Islands

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update on the progress it is making on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.
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Restoration Progress of viNGN All-Fiber Broadband Continues to Move Quickly

The viNGN has announced that progress around the recovery and restoration efforts throughout the territory continues to move quickly.
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VIWMA Resumes House-to-House Collection on St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the public that house-to-house collection on St. Thomas will resume on Dec. 4.
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EPA Announces Free One-Day Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events

EPA Announces Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) free Drop-Off Events on St. Croix. The EPA encourages people to protect their families from certain household items that can pose risks
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Update: Additional Manpower, Materials Arrive to Augment WAPA Recovery Restoration

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update on the progress it is making on all three islands.
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WAPA Publishes Two-Week Electrical Restoration Schedule; Plans 90 Percent Restoration by Christmas

On Monday, Nov. 27, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) published an electrical restoration schedule for the next two weeks detailing areas where crews will be restoring service.
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The VIPD's Mariel C. Newton Command Center on St. John, heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. (All photos with this story are from the Love City Strong Facebook page)

Hurricane Season Ends: CSU Says Season Was Worse than Forecast

With the disastrous 2017 hurricane season finally officially over, the Colorado State University team that monitors and predicts hurricane activity said Thursday that the season was extremely active – more active than they had predicted.
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A view of Christiansted shows the Caravelle, King Christian and Company House hotels marked. (Image provided by VIGL)

PFA Ramps Up Budget To Deal with Disaster Loans

The PFA added $4 million to its $7.1 million annual budget Thursday at the recommendation of Gov. Kenneth Mapp, chairman of the authority, and approved extending $20 million in contracts to process expected disaster relief aid.
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A view of Christiansted shows the Caravelle, King Christian and Company House hotels marked. (Image provided by VIGL)

Instead of Building Rooms, VIGL Buys Two Hotels

VIGL Operations, owners of the 44-room Caravelle Hotel and Casino, has purchased the nearby 44-room King Christian Hotel and the 36-room Company House Hotel and plans to use those rooms to meet its casino license requirements.
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Kent Bernier Sr. is sworn in for testimony at his nomination hearing in August. (Barry Leerdam photo for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate OKs Nominees for PSC, PERB

The Senate approved the nominations of Annie Day Henry to the Public Employee Relations Board and Kent Bernier Sr. to the Public Services Commission, and it rezoned a property in Frederiksted for a business.
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