The top administrator of the Virgin Islands' court system said she expects to see a resumption of daily operations within a few days, although adjustments will have to be made due to damage to many of the court buildings.
When BIT Director Angelo Riddick testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security Justice and Public Safety Friday, he highlighted what worked right during September's hurricane onslaught. Senators were concerned with what went wrong.
The U.S. Virgin Islands has been approved for $23 million in Disaster SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,) which would cover 38,000 qualifying residents, Commissioner of Human Services Felecia Blyden reported Friday.
The U.S. Virgin Islands has received an extension to Nov. 23 for residents to apply for the Blue Roof program, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced at a Friday news conference. The original deadline was Nov. 3.
At one time it might have been a solid bet for V.I. lawmakers to offer seniors and veterans a discount. But when Bill No. 32-0008 came before the Committee of Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning Thursday it faced stiff resistance.
The territorial hospital board on Friday approved Friday a one-year, $200,000 contract for Wanda Ruben as chief executive officer of the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital. Ruben was appointed to the position two weeks ago by the JFL governing board.
Public schools on St. Croix will be in session starting on Monday, and buses will be available for all students, including those who used to walk to school but now have to be bused due to school relocation to new buildings.
"Are Virgin Islands police officers getting paid for overtime?" was the question that would not go away as Police Commissioner Delroy Richards testified Friday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security Justice and Public Safety.