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VITEMA Continues Required Monthly Tests of Emergency Alert System

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will continue its Required Monthly Tests of the territory’s Emergency Alert System.

The 2019-2020 Flu Season in USVI Is Underway

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months old and older, including pregnant women. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop protection against the flu.

Crown Bay Center to Temporarily Close Eastern Parking Lot

Parking will be temporarily prohibited in the eastern section of the parking lot at Crown Bay Center, which is located near the entrance to Crown Bay Marina.
Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (File photo)

Plaskett Sends Prayers to Puerto Rico, Urges Federal Resources

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the earthquakes that continue to strike Puerto Rico.

VITEMA Issues Tips as Nearby Earthquakes Continue

Earthquakes can happen without warning and result in injuries and damages to property and infrastructure. Now is the best time to prepare for any disaster, before it happens. Disasters do not plan ahead, but people can.
VIHFA Executive Director Daryl Griffith testifies before the V.I. Senate. (Photo by Barry Leedam for the V.I. Legislature)

Community Development Block Grant Applications Available; VIHFA Schedules Mandatory Orientations

A mandatory orientation session for applicants is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, on St. Croix and Thursday, Jan. 30, on St. Thomas. Both sessions will be held in the VIHFA training rooms at 6 p.m.

Feds Grant $14.9 Million to U.S.V.I. for Medicare Health Information Exchange

The federal government has awarded the U.S.V.I. $14.9 million in funding to implement a Health Information Exchange for approximately 29,000 Medicaid recipients and to continue promoting certified electronic health record technology.

FEMA Awards WAPA $19 Million to Manage Recovery Projects

These funds will support WAPA in its efforts to finance upcoming management activities and reimbursement for costs associated with recovery projects initiated to reconstruct after the damages caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
V.I. Fire Service truck (File photo)

FEMA Awards V.I. Fire Service for Wind Retrofit Project at Canegata Fire Station

This project meets a priority goal of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program by minimizing hazards before and during an event, thereby safeguarding the lives of first responders and the safety of the community at large.

Schneider Regional Medical Center Announces Interim CEO

V.I. Government Health and Hospital Corporation has announced the appointment of Dr. Luis O. Amaro as interim CEO of Schneider Regional Medical Center.

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