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USVI Getting $10 Million National Parks Storm Recovery Historic Preservation Grant

As a result of the devastating 2017 hurricanes, which impacted historic and archaeological resources throughout the Virgin Islands, the National Park Service awarded the...
V.I. Fire Service truck (File photo)

Director of Fire Service Issues Territory-wide Burn Ban

The ban, which prohibits all outdoor burning, has been issued by Director Nominee Daryl A. George because of dry weather conditions, which have increased the risk for brush fires.
Doug Domenech (U.S. Department of the Interior photo)

Interior Announces $1 Million for Island Area Students to Participate in Close Up Program

This year’s program will bring approximately 180 high school-aged students to Washington, D.C. from American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Governor Honors USVI Vietnam Veterans at Government House

The event, which was attended by dozens of Vietnam veterans and their families, was held in honor of National Vietnam Veterans Day, which is commemorated nationally on March 29.

Fort Christian Parking Lot to Close for Carnival Village

Any vehicle left on the parking lot premises beyond 9 p.m., Sunday, April 7, will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

420MEDIA to Hold First Cannabis, Hemp Conferences in USVI

For the first time, 420MEDIA and NT Media Productions, both women-owned and women-led production and marketing companies, are bringing together American and international cannabis professionals (speakers and exhibitors) for a conference on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
An infrared photo from NOAA shows Hurricane Maria off just off Sandy Point.

USVI Storm Strong Program Launches Ahead of Hurricane Season; Workshops Offered

The USVI Storm Strong Program, a free hurricane hazard preparation plan, brings together private and public partners to develop a long-term, high-impact, community-focused hurricane program with $500,000 in funding from NOAA.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (File photo)

House Committee Passes Plaskett’s Disaster Recovery Legislation

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced a bipartisan disaster relief bill authored by Reps. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) and Garret Graves (LA-6).

VIHFA Director Takes Steps to Streamline Prompt Payment System for Contractors

VIHFA is implementing new directives to help streamline and create a prompter payment system to contractors, and make prime contractors’ payments to subcontractors more transparent for all upcoming new reconstruction projects.

NOAA Advises Public of Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing Mutton, Lane Snapper

This closure begins at 12:01 a.m., local time, on April 1, 2019, and extends through 11:59 p.m., local time, June 30, 2019.

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