St. John News
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Board of Elections member Robert “Max” Schanfarber, R-Thomas, sent the following correspondence to fellow members and Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes in response to the creation of district committees under the Board of Elections at today’s meeting: “Upon examination, I want to clarify that I am
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Not only did Arturo Watlington call an illegitimate and illegal Board of Elections meeting in which to nobody’s surprise he was elected chairman, but games were played to keep Minority Caucus Leader Jevon O.A. Williams from participating, voting and objecting to irregularities. The conferencing connection used by
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Democrat majority on the V.I. Board of Elections pushed through a measure today at the newly-formed board’s first meeting that creates committees in each election district. The move, which came at the end of a meeting the Republican Minority Caucus accused of being illegitimate and unlawful, could put
CHARLOTTE AMALIE: Arturo Watlington had no authority to call or preside over today’s purported meeting of the Board of Elections. Here are the facts: FACT: Watlington was secretary, not chairman of the now-former Board of Elections. There is no provision of V.I. law allowing the secretary to act as chairman
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nomination and election of Arturo Watlington as chairman of the V.I. Board of Elections was illegitimate and illegal, according to the minority caucus leader. Under V.I. law, an “official action” of the Board of Elections can only be taken at a meeting called by the “chairman
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in 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 released today. DPNR said that Bluebeards (Lime Tree Bay), Coki Point and Vessup Bay beaches should be avoided by
CHRISTIANSTED — The top federal official charged with disaster response and recovery highlighted more mismanagement by the territorial government nearly a month into the 2018 hurricane season and almost a year after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the Virgin Islands. In a press conference Wednesday, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator
SAN JUAN — A new radar has risen from the ground nine months after Hurricane Maria tore it and thousands of other structures down to their skeletal remains. Builders have been hard at work over the last several weeks to erect the new Puerto Rican TJUA radar vertical serving the Virgin Islands.
CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Federal Emergency Management Agency leadership on Tuesday to discuss advancing the rebuild and repair of Virgin Islands schools, hospitals and public housing and to share his concerns about protecting residents in the event of a major storm this season. Governor Mapp explained to
SAN JUAN — Memorial Day signaled the unofficial start of summer, the conch shell reveille rousing travelers dreaming of an ocean getaway. Then four days later, hurricane season shows up like an unwanted beach house guest . Just when you thought it was safe to jump on a water-centric holiday .