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Saturday, June 6, 2020

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DPW Seeks Public Comments on Disadvantaged Business Goal Methodology

DPW will receive and consider comments until June 13.

Passport Division to Reopen With Limited Services

Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. advises the public that effective Monday, June 1, the passport division will reopen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR Informs Fishers That Hurricane Disaster Relief Program Is Accepting Applications

DPNR informs all members of the Virgin Islands fishing community affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria that the Hurricane Disaster Relief Assistance Program will begin accepting and reviewing direct relief applications on Monday, June 1.

$1.6M Obligated to Renew Public Beach Facilities on St. Croix

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program will fund the replacement of damaged beachfront facilities at the Fort Frederik Beach in Frederiksted and Cramer’s Park on the east end of St. Croix.
Commissioner of Public Works Nelson Petty Jr. (V.I. Legislature photo)

DPW Ramps Up Roadside Advertising Enforcement Efforts

According to the Virgin Islands Code, anyone seeking to advertise on a publicly owned street, sidewalk, park or other real property must seek approval from DPW.

Roach Thanks Local Banks, Informs Small Businesses of Ongoing PPP Loans

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.

Casino Control Commission Launches Website, Reopens Offices

The Casino Control Commission will reopen for business on Monday, June 1.
Commissioner of the Department of Labor Gary Molloy testifies before an October hearing. (File photo)

Department of Labor Implements Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

This will provide an additional $600 per week in benefits to those who are eligible.

Roach Encourages Farmers, Fishermen to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Help at SBA

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.

WAPA’S Access to Propane Supply Won’t Be Impacted by Changes to Fuel Supplier Vessels

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.

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