Government House News
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In November, Chicago-based RedMane Technology helped the territory build and manage a $500,000 disaster benefit technology system for residents affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. RedMane completed the project free of charge over a seven-to-ten day period in December. Previously, the company helped the Virgin Islands with
CRUZ BAY — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that one beach on St. John is not considered safe to swim or fish in.
Puerto Rican Man Gets Seven Years, Dominican Gets Four Years Under Plea Agreements For McDonald’s Shotgun Robbery on St. Thomas
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Helwood Urbina Paris, 20, of Puerto Rico, and Hanselo Recio, 18, of the Dominican Republic, were sentenced Thursday for their roles in the armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant in Lockhart Shopping Center, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Paris to
LEADERSHIP WANTING: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Says Mapp Wanted Only 25 Linemen From Mainland To Restore Our Electricity
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a wide-ranging interview with NBC News, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that Gov. Kenneth Mapp wanted to bring down only 25 linemen after two debilitating Category 5 hurricanes struck the territory. Bloomberg said Thursday that he told Mapp that he should start out
DPNR Says It Will Inspect ‘Abandoned and Uninhabitable Structures’ To Determine Which Need To Be Razed … Will They Visit Time’s Square, St. Croix?
CHRISTIANSTED — Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Commissioner Dawn Henry today advised the community that pursuant to Title 29 V.I.C § 297 (2017), DPNR is responsible for determining whether a building or other structure is dangerous or unsafe requiring it to be made safe and secure or vacated
RIGHT-HAND MAN: Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, left, and Tom Secunda, co-founder and vice chairman at Bloomberg LP, right of center, unload supplies at the Myrah Keating Smith Health Center on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg CRUZ BAY -– Gov. Kenneth
WAPA’S GOAL: ‘LEAVE EVERY CUSTOMER BEHIND’ … And If You Don’t Pay Last Year’s Bill Again … Whether You Owe Or Not … WE WILL CUT YOU!
RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE: The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) promises to put the American and Virgin Islands flags on every flagpole in the territory before power is returned to normal customers. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — WAPA REMINDS PUBLIC THAT BILLS NOW BEING RECEIVED ARE FOR PRE-HURRICANE ELECTRICAL
Mapp Extends State of Emergency For The Territory Until Feb. 2 ‘To Continue Protecting Lives and Property’
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “In order to continue protecting the lives and property of residents of the United States Virgin Islands,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has extended the State of the Emergency until next month. The State of Emergency declared effective on September 5, 2017 at 12:01 a.m., due to
FREDERIKSTED — Lt. Governor Osbert Potter officially opened the Crucian Christmas Festival Food, Arts and Craft Fair on Wednesday by recognizing this year’s fair honorees, former senator Lilliana Belardo de O’Neal and her husband, Humberto de O’Neal. The O’Neals are renowned fixtures in the St. Croix community, known for their
BURN NOTICE: Mapp Warns Legislature That Only Governor Has The Authority To Call Off Debris Burn … No Matter What Their Law Says
WHO’LL GET BURNED? The manufacturer says that this incineration machine can be set on a city street and the street below the machine will not get hot as it burns tree, brush and shrubs from the storm. ESTATE LONGFORD, St. Croix –– The Texas-based owner of the $400,000 “Air Burners”