The Uniform Law Commission has appointed Tom Bolt, managing attorney of BoltNagi PC, to its study committee on mitigation of public health emergency business disruptions.
Each year since the 2017 hurricanes, WAPA takes the lessons learned and finetunes its approach to emergency storm response, safety, overall preparedness and recovery response.
Beneficiaries include the Juan F. Luis Hospital, the Schneider Regional Medical Center, Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections, Virgin Islands National Guard and Virgin Islands Department of Justice.
The Governing Board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) on Thursday took favorable action on several items pertaining to long-term mitigation projects aimed at hardening the utility’s electric and water systems.
The Viya team regularly collaborates with VITEMA on a series of training initiatives and continues to support VITEMA’s efforts to keep the public informed of all natural disasters including hurricanes.
Viya has been working diligently to increase bandwidth on all islands to facilitate faster speeds and to ensure that its customers have the best communication experience.
Local banks such as Banco Popular, Bank of St. Croix, FirstBank, Merchants Commercial Bank and Oriental Bank received and approved applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
An individual cannot apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan at local banks. Farmers and fishermen are required to go directly to the Small Business Administration website.
An operational change in the vessels used to supply WAPA with propane fuel will not have any adverse impact on the availability and supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel for power generation in the territory.
The program seeks to assist landlords whose residential rental properties were damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria, enabling them to offer rental housing at affordable rates to households with low-to-moderate incomes.