The Office of Management and Budget sent down its third supplemental budget request Friday, asking Congress to appropriate $44 billion for every U.S. jurisdiction, from Texas to the Virgin Islands, impacted by this year's hurricanes, but without funding for rebuilding.
The Government Employees Retirement System is currently paying out twice in annuity payments to retirees than what it collects between employer and employee retirement contributions, rents and loan repayments.
Supply distributions coordinated by St. Thomas' Hebrew Congregation and a network of volunteers, like the one held Thursday on the UVI St. Thomas campus, have become a 'beacon' for people who want to help the hurricane recovery.
Many familiar faces are gone and teams of federal employees are coming and going trying to assess the damage to the V.I. National Park and how much work will be required, but for now there's a familiar face at the helm.
The Department of Human Services announced Wednesday that the D-SNAP (Disaster-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) sites in the territory will be consolidated for the final three days of the application process.