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WAPA Releases Restoration Update for October 18

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update for Monday, Oct. 18, on what progress it is making on all three islands.
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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett embraces a Virgin Islander after the territory was hit by two category five hurricanes. (Photo from Plaskett's official website)

December Congressional Appropriation ‘Our Biggest Opportunity,’ Plaskett Says

This year's emergency congressional appropriations for hurricane recovery are the territory's best opportunity for substantial federal help. After the year ends, funding will be harder to come by, Delegate Stacey Plaskett said Thursday.
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Members of the Alaska National Guard’s Joint Operations Center, led by Col. Kimberely DeRouen, finalize details for the deployment of more than 50 Guardsmen from Alaska to St. Croix to provide operational and sustainment support in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. (Alaska Army National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Marisa Lindsay)

Alaskan Guardsmen Join Contingent in V.I. Providing Hurricane Aid

More than 50 members of the Alaska Army National Guard are deploying to St. Croix to provide operational and sustainment support in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
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The Lindbergh Bay Hotel on St. Thomas is one of the tourism properties expected to be ready to open when tourists return to the territory on November. (File photo from August, directly before the hurricanes hit.)

Post Hurricane Tourism Season Presents Opportunities, Official Says

The 2017-2018 winter tourism season in the U.S. Virgin Islands presents many opportunities for medium and small hotels, timeshares, and the marine and cruise ship industries, USVI Hotel and Tourism Association President Lisa Hamilton said Wednesday. Hamilton spoke at the first meeting
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Operating Hours Change at Disaster Recovery Centers in U.S. Virgin Islands

The hours of operation will change at all four Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in the U.S. Virgin Islands beginning Friday, Oct. 20. The new hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until further notice.
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Protections After the Storms: FEMA Shares Important Information for Hurricane Survivors

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its federal partners continue to support the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and local community efforts to protect the life and safety of those in areas impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

CDC Has New Guidance for Infants Born to Mothers with Zika

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new clinical guidance Thursday for health care providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp views the damage at the Coral Bay Fire Station caused by Hurricane Irma.

Governor Tours St. John, Sees What’s Been Done and What Remains to Be Done

After spending three hours on the ground on St. John – one month after the second of two catastrophic storms dealt their blows – Gov. Kenneth Mapp reassured the island's residents that extra help was on the way.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced relaxed curfew hours at Wednesday's news conference.

Curfew Shortened on All Islands to 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Wednesday that the curfew that has been effect across the territory since two hurricanes hit has been shortened and made uniform. The curfew on all the Virgin Islands will now be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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Individual homeowners and business owners crowd into an information session on applying for assistance from FEMA and the SBA Wednesday on St. Croix.

SBA Invites Individuals and Businesses to Apply for Low Interest Loans to Help in Recovery Process

Aid is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and from the Small Business Administration, representatives of FEMA and SBA explained Wednesday at an information session sponsored by the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce.
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