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BMV Director Lawrence Olive testifies at an earlier Senate hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Real IDs for Virgin Islanders Are Really Coming, BMV Director Says

Virgin Islands residents have reported being harassed by Homeland Security agents when they use their V.I. license as identification while traveling between the territory and the States, but that will soon change according to Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director Lawrence Olive.

LCCN Steps Up Requests for Donations Following DLCA Decision

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs' recent decision that Love City Community Network cannot charge its regular users a monthly fee has prompted the community-based internet service to step up its requests for donations.
Blue tarps covering damaged roofs dot the landscape of Estate Tutu on St. Thomas in March 2018. Many V.I. homes like this were damaged in the hurricanes of 2017. Some of them are being repaired with the help of FEMA funding. (Bill Kossler photo)

HUD Extends Foreclosure Moratorium 30 Days

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is extending its moratorium program for Federal Housing Administration insured mortgages for another 30 days, according to Delegate Stacey Plaskett.
General II prepares to disembark a load of cars and trucks. (Photo from the Global Marine, LLC, Facebook page)

Global Marine Sends Barge to Dry Dock, Readies a New One

The Virgin Islands Port Authority sent out a news release confirming that the M/V General II, owned by Global Marine, will be out of commission for at least a week – more likely two weeks.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

WAPA Budget Shortfall is $40 Million; Government Debt to WAPA, $41.2 Million

V.I. Water and Power Authority officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the utility is projecting a $40 million deficit for fiscal year 2019 and still awaits some $41.2 million in unpaid power and water bills from the local government.
Rotary International President Barry Rassin and his wife, Esther visited Frederiksted Monday.

Rotary International President Visits St. Croix

The four Rotary Clubs on St. Croix welcomed Rotary International President Barry Rassin on a visit to celebrate the clubs' anniversaries.

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