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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.
Lieutenant Gov. Osbert Potter pays tribute to veterans in the audience at Tuesday's groundbreaking.

30 Years Later: STT Veteran’s Drive Expansion Breaks Ground

Nothing good happens before it’s time and, according to Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, Tuesday morning was exactly the right time for the official kickoff of a Waterfront expansion project which has been 30 years in the making.
Cid Hamling of Connections. (File photo)

Break-ins Reported at Two Cruz Bay Businesses

Two thieves broke into Connections in Cruz Bay early Sunday morning, but in spite of their efforts, they netted less than the price of a round-trip ferry ticket to St. Thomas.

Early Pissarro Portrait to be Exhibited, Auctioned in Europe

A portrait of a young St. Thomas man painted by the Danish West Indies-born “father of impressionism” Camille Pissarro is about to be publicly exhibited for the first time in London, and will go up for auction in Copenhagen on May 29.
The mulch, made from hurricane vegetative debris, does not appear to have any non-organic waste in it.

Cruz Bay Park Project Uses Hurricane-Debris Mulch

A dozen or so St. John residents worked together Saturday evening to spruce up Franklin A. Powell, Sr., Park near Cruz Bay’s ferry dock. The team planted donated bougainvilleas and spread mulch created from hurricane vegetative debris throughout several planters in the park.
BMV Director Lawrence Olive and Attorney General Claude Walker.

Takata Case Closes with $1.5M Settlement for Territory

Touting a $1.5 million settlement awarded to the territory for faulty Takata airbags installed in local cars, Attorney General Claude Walker said affected residents...
Ivan Jacobs and Pete Mottl use a map to display LCCN’s range.

LCCN Bringing Latest Technology to STJ Hurricane Preparedness Fair

Hurricane Season officially starts in two weeks, and Love City Community Network (LCCN) is doing everything they can to harden their emergency network and develop new technology to improve communications following a storm.
Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. (File photo)

Increase For Police Recruits Leads to Call for Raises For Everyone in Government

The V.I. Police Department recently bumped up starting pay for recruits to $40,953 – more than $15,000 above the $25,248 the VIPD listed as salaries for vacant police officer positions in 2017.
The former Innovative building sits on rise in Estate Diamond.

Company Gets Funding for St. Croix Ambulatory Surgical Center

Liberty Medical Development announced Monday that is has closed on construction-loan financing for full development of its ambulatory surgical center facilities at Estate Diamond,...





16 hours ago

VI Source

WATCH: Come on board the tall ship Eagle that's docked in St. Thomas near WICO this weekend. The ship is used as an on-the-water classroom for many Coast Guard cadets and is the only active-duty sailing vessel in the U.S. military. The ship is open for tours until 7 p.m. this evening.The Source had the chance this week to tour the Coast Guard's Eagle, a cutter that has hosted several of the territory's Coast Guard trainees. The ship is op... ... See MoreSee Less

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