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SBA Loans to Virgin Islanders Top $108 Million

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $108 million in low-interest disaster loans for businesses and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the SBA announced recently.

Virtue of the Week: Patience

Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes. You picture the end in the beginning and persevere to meet your goals. Patience is a commitment to the future.
WAPA workers repair electrical lines after September hurricanes. (File photo)

Update: WAPA Says Over 25,000 Customers Now Energized; Efforts Continue

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update on the progress it is making on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

Wednesday, Dec. 13 Is Last Day to Visit Disaster Recovery Center at Cotton Valley

The eight remaining recovery centers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at the following locations on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.

viNGN Provides New Free Wi-Fi in Roosevelt Park on St. Thomas, Loredon Boynes Sr....

These newest additions bring the total number of viNGN hot spots to 22.

ALERT: WAPA Announces Traffic Closure on Skyline Drive Until Further Notice

The Water and Power Authority continues to work on Valdemar Hill Sr. Drive and to close off vehicular traffic at the Louisenhoj Castle and Donoe Bypass intersection.

Community Activist Alphonso Franklin Leaves a Legacy of Advocacy

Frederiksted lost one of its staunchest advocates when Alphonso Franklin died Sept. 23.

Virgin Islanders With Property for Rent Can Help Disaster Survivors

If someone owns a move-in ready home, apartment or condominium that is available for rent, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be interested in leasing it for eligible survivors of hurricanes Irma or Maria.

Viya Updates Free Hotspots on Dec. 6

This is a list of all current free hotspots across the territory.
A WAPA crew works on a power line. (Photo provided by WAPA)

Update: WAPA Estimates Territory-wide Restoration of Electric Service Now at 48 Percent

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update on the progress it is making on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

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