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Post-Disaster Lessons Prompt Planning at Hazard Mitigation Workshop

As Virgin Islanders recover from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and watch the destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, a new disaster mitigation plan for the territory is taking shape.
V.I. Clean Coasts is focusing on eliminating single-use plastics, including these plastic straws that ended up on Coki Beach. (Photo by Kitty Edwards)

Public Invited to Join the Coast Weeks Kick-off Clean-up Saturday

Coast Weeks in the U.S. Virgin Islands will kick off Saturday morning with a beach cleanup at John Brewers Bay on St. Thomas and at Southgate on St. Croix, the first in a two-month-long series of weekend events in the territory.

Marcia Jameson: Remembering an Artist

Marcia Jameson, who died on Aug. 16, was captivated and inspired by color and beauty, which she embodied on a myriad of canvases with oils and watercolors and pastels throughout her creative and prolific life as a visual artist.
Thursday morning satellite photo shows Hurricane Jerry, far right, approaching the Caribbean. (NOAA photo)

Jerry Is Now a Cat 1 Hurricane

Jerry, the storm system approaching the Caribbean, has grown into a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. On its projected path, Hurricane...

Bryan Responds to Government Retirees Seeking Resolution to Owed Retroactive Wages

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement in response to the concerns of government retirees, who were in front of Government House seeking resolution to longstanding retroactive wages owed to them.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett speaks Tuesday at a news conference.

Congresswoman Plaskett Writes Bryan and Francis Asking for Declaration of a State of Emergency...

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding a letter she sent to Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Senate President Novelle Francis regarding the viability and sustainability of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority.

Coast Guard Sets Port Condition X-Ray

The U.S. Coast Guard set port condition X-Ray at 8 p.m. Wednesday based on the projected arrival of gale-force winds associated with Tropical Storm Jerry, which is expected to grow to a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes its closest pass to the USVI.
U.S. Capitol

Entire Louisiana Congressional Delegation Pleads for USVI to Pay Contractors

Eight lawmakers from Louisiana – all six members of Congress and both senators – signed a letter to Gov. Albert Bryan pleading for action...
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

Panel Holds Beach Access, Coastal Development Bills

Beach access and beach development were the subjects of two bills tabled at the committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning on Wednesday.
A Nissan Leaf at a charging station enjoys free power beachfront at Margaritaville. (Photo provided by St. Thomas Drive Electric day organizers)

Q&A: USVI Advocates Answer Questions About Electric Vehicles

St. Thomas electric vehicle owners and advocates are taking part in National Drive Electric Week events in an effort to encourage more Virgin Islanders to make the switch to electric.

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