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AmeriCorps Helping Hurricane Survivors on St. Thomas

Young women and men from AmeriCorps are taking on some of the toughest jobs in hurricane recovery – mucking out sodden homes, cleaning up debris and working on rooftops to make emergency repairs.
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Body of Eral Frett Found in Harbor

The lifeless body of a 63-year-old St. Thomas man was found Tuesday morning in the water, close to the Coast Guard dock, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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VINP Darrell Echols is the acting superintendent at the V.I. National Park.

Echols Named Acting Superintendent as VINP Undergoes Changes

Many familiar faces are gone and teams of federal employees are coming and going trying to assess the damage to the V.I. National Park and how much work will be required, but for now there's a familiar face at the helm.
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WAPA Releases Hurricane Restoration Update for Nov. 15

The Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an overview of the restoration work being done on all three Virgin Islands.
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WAPA Releases Hurricane Restoration Update for Nov. 14

The Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an overview of the restoration work being done on all three Virgin Islands.
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DHS’ D-SNAP Consolidates Sites and Operations

Territory-wide, the department has processed a total of 15,157 D-SNAP applications. There have been 13, 670 presumptive eligible applicants, and 1,487 ineligible applicants.
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Buck Island Reef Vault Toilet Being Pumped Out

The facilities division of the National Park Service at Christiansted this week began pumping out the public rest room vault toilet facilities located at Buck Island Reef National Monument.
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Commissioner of Human Services Felecia Blyden discusses Disaster SNAP Friday at Government House on St. Croix. (Jamie Leonard photo)

DHS Consolidates D-SNAP Sites and Operations

The Department of Human Services announced Wednesday that the D-SNAP (Disaster-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) sites in the territory will be consolidated for the final three days of the application process.
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Bordeaux Farmer’s Market after Hurricane Irma (We Grow Food Inc. Facebook page)

2018 Ag Fair Canceled as V.I. Farmers Struggle to Rebuild

Not only did growers lose livestock, trees, crops and infrastructure, but the V.I. Department of Agriculture was severely damaged on all three islands, rendering offices and other structures unusable.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski chairs the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday for a discussion of rebuilding in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Image captured from C-Span broadcast)

U.S. Senators Seem Supportive of Funding Robust USVI and Puerto Rico Electrical Grids

Members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee showed strong bipartisan support for funding more storm-resistant electrical grids in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, at a hearing Tuesday in D.C.
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