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An earth mover sorts debris left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria on St. John.

Good News: Feds Pay All Debris Removal Costs Through May

In very good news for the territory, President Donald Trump has extended the period in which the federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost of hurricane debris removal and for emergency protective measures.

Alert: Escaped Golden Grove Prisoner Loose on STX

Nathaniel Thomas, who also goes by Jahreek, J, Ringo and R, escaped from Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility Thursday night and is still loose.
A WAPA lineman works on a transformer. (Photo provided by WAPA)

FEMA Approves $182 Million More For WAPA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting another $182 million to the Water and Power Authority and the Waste Management Authority to pay for restoration of electric power and debris removal.
Sen. Janette Millin Young

Hearing on St. John Property Taxes Sees Dueling Bills, Little Progress

Members of the 32nd Legislature’s Committee on Rules and Judiciary, and testifiers on the issue of property tax assessments on St. John, appeared to have differing ideas about what bill was up for discussion at a committee hearing.
Contracts are outstanding for WMA haulers who helped with debris removal after the hurricanes.

WMA Board Puts Pressure on Staff to Complete FEMA Paperwork

WMA staff were put in the hot seat Thursday by board members pressuring them to complete the paperwork required by FEMA to cover the payment of contracts for debris removal after September’s storms.

Genetic Study Finds Taino Live on in Modern Caribbeans

A new study finds close genetic links between ancient Taino and modern Puerto Ricans, calling into question old assumptions that Taino people – who once populated what is now the U.S. Virgin Islands – ever really went away.
Students at Antilles School march against gun violence Wednesday.

V.I. Students Join National Anti-Gun Walkout Protest

Waving signs, students at many V.I. public and private schools joined in the National Walkout day, a peaceful, student-led, protest against gun violence Wednesday...
VIPA Executive Director David Mapp testifies.

Bill to Change Management at Frederiksted Pier Gets No Support from WICO, VIPA

The heads of VIPA and the West Indian Company Ltd. each said Wednesday that a proposed bill to shift management of Frederiksted’s Ann E. Abramson Pier to WICO is unlikely to increase St. Croix’s cruise ship visits.
St. Croix Territorial Hospital Board members met on St. Croix, joined remotely by St. Thomas, discussing hospitals’ hurricane recovery Wednesday.

Territorial Hospital Board Fails to Approve Dialysis Contract

The V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation Board approved a procurement procedure Wednesday, but not a contract to order dialysis chairs to replace hurricane-damaged equipment at the JFL Hospital.
A previous year's St. Croix Food and Wine Experience. (Courtesy of the St. Croix Foundation)

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience Slated for April 5-7

The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, the annual benefit of the St. Croix Foundation, is back on the books for April despite the ongoing recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.


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Maive Jackson

Phynx Management Solutions is now hiring able bodied men and women for demolition work. Work starts as early as Monday. Call 3406267618 ...

Phynx Management Solutions is now hiring able bodied men and women for demolition work. Work starts as early as Monday. Call 3406267618
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