Tourism is beginning to rebound on St.Thomas, and the beaches are coming back to life. But for residents and longtime visitors, the difference between 'what was' and 'what is' is a reminder of a recovery that won't be finished for years.
Five vessels either sunk or run aground by Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been salvaged from Flamingo Bay and returned to their owners at no cost to the owner, as salvage operations on St. Thomas continue.
When organizers of Virgin Islands-Relief, Recover, Rebuild, known as VI-R3, arrived at their most recent distribution event, they found residents had been waiting in the Sunshine Mall parking lot since 6 a.m. for the 11 a.m. event.
Terminix International Company LP and a U.S. Virgin Islands operation, Terminix International USVI LLC, were sentenced Monday for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Islands Police Department will be able to hire four additional full-time officers for three years due to a $586,920 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program.
Organizers of Saturday’s 12th annual Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture and History Tour used the territory’s post-storm mood to highlight the history of another devastating hurricane, one that directly preceded a coal carrier strike in 1916.
A kid-focused hurricane recovery program featuring an iguana character named iggi (with a small i) is being revived by local therapists to help children and families deal with trauma after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
About 50 of St. Croix’s brightest and most self-assured teens gathered at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus to address their generation’s issues for the next 100 years at the V.I. Centennial Youth Conference.