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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.