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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Plaskett Announces 3 Grants From FEMA Worth $72 Million for Recovery Efforts

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), ranking member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, released the following statement regarding three grants totaling over $72 million.

VIPA to Temporarily Close and Relocate St. Thomas Administrative Departments

The Virgin Islands Port Authority informs the public that some of its administrative departments on St. Thomas will be temporarily relocated from Dec. 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
Limetree Bay Terminal, with storage tank farm to the right. (File photo)

DLCA: Limetree Bay Gulf Oil Pricing Declines for Nov. 26 – Dec. 2

DLCA notifies the public about the decline in wholesale gas prices. Limetree Bay Gulf Oil will give the new price, old price and percent change each week.
Main Street before construction began. (James Gardner photo)

DPW to Reopen Main Street to Traffic During Holidays

The contractor will refocus efforts on the side streets and will begin work on Post Office Square. All work will be conducted primarily at night during the tourism season.

DOJ Grant of $300,000 Goes to VIPD for Body-Worn Cameras

This funding will enable law enforcement agencies to improve their capacity to collect evidence and protect the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens.

VIPA Launches New Website for Crown Bay Center Shopping Mall

The newly redesigned website features a colorful, interactive mall map that includes a list of stores and venues, events, leasing procedures and cruise ship schedules.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp (File photo)

Mapp Thanks Voters, Campaign Workers; He Wishes Incoming Administration Well

Calling for unity after Tuesday's run-off election, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp urged all Virgin Islanders to come together to support the territory’s recovery efforts under the leadership of the newly elected administration.

Interior Solicits Applications for Grant Funding for U.S. Territories

The submission deadline is March 1, 2019. Most funding will begin to be awarded once OIA receives full-year appropriations. OIA reviews grant applications and awards grants each year until funding is exhausted.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

WAPA Board Approves Materials for Continued Recovery; Restoration Projects Top Meeting Agenda

The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) on Monday approved a number of matters related to the continued recovery and restoration of the electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.
WAPA offices on St. Croix

WAPA Secures Street Lighting Funding

In an emergency meeting Wednesday, the V.I. Water and Power Authority board secured financing for a street lighting and solar project and a refinancing that gives the authority an additional $3.5 million in federal Community Development Loan funding.

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VIPD 2018-1 -- take the oath of office Friday morning at the Leonard Francis Armory. The second class of police cadets, the first on St. Thomas for the year, includes three members of the Virgin Islands Police Department, peace officers serving in the Executive Security Unit, Superior Court Marshalls, VI Port Authority, Taxi Commission and the Department of Justice. There are also four new officers for the Bureau of Corrections.
VIPD Territorial Police Chief Winsbut Mc Farlane congratulated the recruits for successfully completing seven months of rigorous training.
Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks administered the oath of office as police brass, friends and family looked on.
The first class of recruits graduated Wednesday on St. Croix.
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