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Local government

FEMA Urges Cultural Institutions to Apply for Disaster Assistance to Protect V.I. History

The U.S. Virgin Islands has a rich cultural heritage with museums, archives, libraries, archeological sites and historic districts across the territory. Many of these precious cultural resources sustained serious damage during hurricanes Irma and Maria – and time could be of the essen
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WAPA Releases Hurricane Restoration Update for Nov. 9

WAPA gives an update on the progress it is making on all three islands.
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Silver Dollar Bin Site to Close Permanently

The Silver Dollar Bin Site will be permanently closed.
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Viya Gives Updates on Restoration Work During Oct. 28 to Nov. 6

The following is a selection of highlights from the restoration work Viya has been doing or has completed during the period of Oct. 28 – Nov. 6 on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.
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St. Thomas Disaster Recovery Center Closing, New One Opening

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the New Hotel Company Omar Brown Fire Station on St. Thomas will close permanently at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, and a new recovery center will open on Monday, Nov. 13.
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Passport Acceptance Facilities to Resume Taking Passport Applications

Facilities on St. Croix and St. Thomas to resume accepting U. S. passport applications effective Monday, Nov. 13
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Homes Using Operation Blue Roof Not Excluded From WAPA Power Restoration

More information on the process will be available at FEMA's Facebook site.
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FEMA Disaster Assistance Does Not Affect Social Security or Other Benefits

Hurricane survivors who receive federal disaster assistance will not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security or disability benefits or face a reduction in benefits from any other income-based program.
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Department of Labor Waives Penalties, Interest for VIESA Reports

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor has announced the waiver of penalties and interest for Employment Security Agency (VIESA) reports for the third quarter that were due Oct. 31.
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WAPA Releases Hurricane Restoration Update for Nov. 7

WAPA gives an update on the progress it is making on all three islands.
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