Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:32 pm Last modified: 1:10 pm

St. Croix business

Cruise ships docked at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in July, two months before Hurricanes Irma and Maria changed so much in the territory.

VIPA Updates Public on Hurricane Restoration Progress of Airports, Seaports

VIPA Executive Director David Mapp issued an update on the authority’s hurricane restoration progress post-Hurricane Irma. V.I. Port Authority sustained over $85 million in hurricane-related damages to its port facilities.
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Viya Gives Updates on Restoration Work During Oct. 28 to Nov. 6

The following is a selection of highlights from the restoration work Viya has been doing or has completed during the period of Oct. 28 – Nov. 6 on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.
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Viya’s Customer Experience Centers to Close for Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day, the Customer Experience Centers (CECs) on St. Thomas at Tutu Park and Estate Diamond on St. Croix will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11.
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Department of Labor Waives Penalties, Interest for VIESA Reports

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor has announced the waiver of penalties and interest for Employment Security Agency (VIESA) reports for the third quarter that were due Oct. 31.
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USVIEDA, Subsidiaries Reschedule Governing Board Meeting

The meeting will be held to dispose of pending matters from the VIEDC meeting originally scheduled for Sept. 12, which was rescheduled due to the passing of the two hurricanes.
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U.S. Virgin Islands Disaster Recovery Centers to Be Closed Sundays

All nine Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) across the territory will be closed on Sundays starting this Sunday, Nov. 12.
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Viya Releases Restoration Update for October 20 – 27

Viya crews are dispatched seven days a week assigned to clean-up, running fiber/fiber splicing, wireless tower and network repair, generator fueling and maintenance, daily hotspot verification and channel restoration.
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U.S. Small Business Administration Extends Deadline to Apply for Physical Disaster Damages

Businesses and individuals with physical damages caused by Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria should apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan before the Dec. 18th deadline.
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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to U.S. Virgin Islands

SBA has announced that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations Islands as a result of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María.
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Hurricane Survivors Should Complete and Return SBA Loan Packet

If asked to submit an application for an SBA low-interest disaster loan, people should not hesitate to apply.
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