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Monday, July 13, 2020

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Tourism Commissioner Urges Continued Vigilance in COVID-19 Battle

Boschulte reminded travelers that the territory is in its precautionary “Open Doors” phase of restarting its tourism-based economy, and he encouraged everyone flying into the V.I. to review the travel advisory and familiarize themselves with the Toolkit for Travelers.
Limetree Bay Terminal, with storage tank farm to the right. (File photo)

Limetree Bay Updates Safety Measures for Personnel Returning to the Territory

The new procedures call for all contractor personnel to be tested before arriving on St. Croix and then isolated for 72 hours after arrival before being tested again for the COVID-19 virus.

Virgin Islands Energy Office Rebate Program Ends

Each household had the potential to receive up to $5,000 in rebates. This program targeted homeowners, renters and small businesses.

WAPA Bolsters Capacity of Harley Power Plant With Addition of Unit 27

The operational reliability and efficiency of the Randolph Harley Power Plant received a significant boost in recent days with the addition of 24 megawatts of generating capacity.
Casino Control offices on St. Croix. (Bill Kossler photo)

VI Casino Control Commission to Hold Regular Meeting July 14

The commission meeting will be held at the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission’s Office at 3005 Orange Grove, Christiansted, St. Croix. There will be limited public access due to the COVID-19 mandates.

FCC Raises Federal Universal Service Charge Effective July 1

The FUSC surcharge factor recovers the costs associated with the carrier’s contributions to the federal universal fund program.
Commissioner of the Department of Labor Gary Molloy testifies before an October hearing. (File photo)

VIDOL Provides Update on Unemployment Insurance Programs Administered Under the CARES Act

The updates on the V.I. Department of Labor’s implementation of these CARES Act programs are as follows.

PromoTix Releases PromoStream Innovating, Pushing the Industry to New Heights

U.S. Virgin Islands: PromoTix has announced PromoStream, a new ticketed live streaming software platform.

DOL LIFT Summer Program to Focus on COVID-19 Physical Distance-Based Learning

Commissioner Gary Molloy has announced the official kick-off of the V.I. Department of Labor’s (VIDOL) 2020 Summer Labor Investing for Tomorrow’s Program (LIFT) that will take place July 1-Aug. 28.
WAPA offices on St. Croix

WAPA Board Takes Action on Electric System Items, Makes Mutual Aid Agreements

Kupfer told board members it is evident that the ability to provide rapid response services following a disaster is key to quick and effective service restoration.

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