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DPNR and FEMA Update Residents on Building Code

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided homeowners and contractors with information on recently-updated building codes and guidelines at a public briefing Wednesday.
U.S. Coast Guard cutter Confidence, home-ported in Port Canaveral, Florida, was part of the search. (Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Crewmember

U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Wednesday night for the crewmember who went over the side of a cruise ship about eight nautical miles southeast of St. Thomas. No trace of the crewmember was found.
A fiery fissure from Kilauea oozes a thick paste of lava across the Hawaiian countryside.

Real Threat in V.I. is Tsunamis, Not Volcanoes

With the nation’s , if not the world’s, eyes focused with a mixture of awe, fear and fascination on Kilauea, the erupting Hawaiian volcano, began its most recent erupting narrative May 3, it raises the question, "What about the Virgin Islands?"
St. Croix filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz. (Photo by Holly Jones)

STX Filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz Debuts ‘Soléne’

St. Croix native Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz, recognized worldwide for her documentaries, will debut her first drama Thursday at an invitation-only gala premiere at Caribbean Cinemas.
Legislature Building on St. Thomas.

Mapp Signs ‘Sign Law,’ Vetoes Electioneering Change

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed into law a bill from Sen. Myron Jackson to ban digital and animated billboards in the territory. The bill (Bill...
Damaged homes on St Croix after Hurricane Irma. )File photo)

HUD Extends USVI Foreclosure Moratorium

The Federal Housing Administration is extending its 90-day foreclosure moratorium for FHA-insured homeowners impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria for another 90 days due to the extensive damage and continuing needs in hard hit areas, the agency announced.
An overflow crowd fills the cafeteria at the Julius E. Sprauve School Tuesday for a town hall meeting with Gov. Kenneth Mapp.

Town Meeting Peppers Governor with Questions about STJ Future

A large, sometimes restless crowd focused on the future of St. John Tuesday night, with special concern for the Julius E. Sprauve School, when Gov. Kenneth Mapp held a town meeting in Cruz Bay.
A Coast Guard Special Purpose Craft Law Enforcement boat – known as a SPCLE – in St. Thomas. (File photo)

Coast Guard Searching for Cruise Ship Crewmember Who Went Overboard

U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews are searching the waters eight miles southeast of St. Thomas for a crew member of the cruise ship MSC...
A FEMA mitigation specialist gives advice on rebuilding stronger.

In Sickness and in Health, FEMA Still Stands By V.I.

It started as a hurried affair, but now FEMA is promising a long-term commitment to the Virgin Islands. 'We’re here for the long run,' said Ricardo Zuniga, who recently took over the USVI News Desk for the External Affairs office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Agriculture Department Director of Marketing Services Billy Abraham spoke of past projects developed through the Specialty Crop Block Grant and recorded suggestions from attendees for 2018 grant submissions. (Gerard Sperry photo)

Department of Agriculture Solicits Ideas From STT Farmers

More than a dozen farmers attended a town hall Monday, suggesting programs that the V.I. Department of Agriculture can submit for federal funding for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant.





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