Posts In Category

Humanitarian News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsConsumer NewsEnvironmental NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Has the response by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) been timely? CHARLOTTE AMALIE — More than two months after Hurricane Irma rattled St. Thomas and St. John to the core, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it wants to help YOU! People the Virgin

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsConsumer NewsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHumanitarian NewsIrregularitiesSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

CHRISTIANSTED — The electrical company that won the contract for the Virgin Islands  said that every customer on St. Croix should have electricity by April Fools day (April 1, 2018). PSEG, which stands for Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. said some of its workers might be allowed to work only

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsHumanitarian NewsIrregularitiesNational NewsPuerto Rico News

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has suffered such extensive devastation from Hurricane Maria that its recovery will fail unless the island gets more United States help. That’s the word from Natalie Jaresko, executive director of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances. Jaresko tells Congress that the U.S.

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A bi-partisan group of U.S. Congressional lawmakers toured parts of the territory Sunday, some 47 days after Hurricanes Irma and Maria decimated St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. The delegation included Senator Kamala Harris, (D-California), Senator Lisa Murkowski, (R-Alaska), Senator Bill Cassidy, (R-Louisiana), Senator Tom Carper, (D-Delaware),

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsEnvironmental NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsTechnology News

GETTING THINGS DONE: (From the left) Troy de Chabert-Schuster, Omar Haedo, Wanda Ruben and Deanna James, talk about the shipment of medical supplies the Juan Luis Hospital received. CHRISTIANSTED — At least 18,000 pounds of medical supplies arrived last week at the Juan Luis Hospital in Estate Diamond Ruby, St.

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsHumanitarian NewsInternational NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology NewsTerritorial Affairs

SAN JUAN — Integrating disaster risk management into development policies will minimize damage and loss incurred from natural disasters. This is according to a timely publication released by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), following on the heels of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHumanitarian NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

STANDING AROUND DOING NOTHING: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE) do what they do best — absolutely nothing! (Except repair Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s generator at Coakley Bay Condominiums.) CHRISTIANSTED — Some 28 years after Hurricane Hugo struck St. Croix, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being called a

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

“I DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ FOOD STAMPS:” “And either should you, Gov. Kenneth Mapp told the people of the territory … but ultimately relented when $23 million in D-SNAP became available.   CHRISTIANSTED — An estimated $23 million has been approved for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Gov. Kenneth

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CONQUERING HERO: U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue instituted the disaster food stamps program (D-SNAP) over Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s strident objections. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Agriculture Department implemented USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in the Virgin Islands, making a range of households recovering from Hurricanes Irma and

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsEnvironmental NewsHumanitarian NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CRUZ BAY — Friends and family of longtime St. John charter captain Richard Benson are mourning his death after his body was found in the British Virgin Islands. Linda Worthington, Benson’s ex-wife, said in an email from her home in Belize that “there has been an outpouring of compassion and

Read More