St. John News
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A number of high-ranking officials from Region II of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had high praise for the Virgin Islands government’s hurricane readiness efforts during briefings Thursday at the monthly Emergency Management Council meeting conducted by V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency Director Nominee Daryl Jaschen.
U.S. Attorney’s Office Staff Gets Award for Post-Hurricane Leadership and Service in Washington D.C.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that five members of the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) were recognized this morning in Washington, D.C. at the 35th Annual Department of Justice Director’s Award Ceremony for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The award was
CHRISTIANSTED — In a bid to reduce disruptions of potable water service during power blackouts, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide. The approval came at the board’s monthly meeting on
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Administration officials from the Department of Human Services will testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Medicaid “Fiscal Cliff” in Washington D.C today, where they will continue the administration’s push for congressional action to prevent the U.S. Virgin Islands and other insular territories from falling
CHRISTIANSTED — June is the month that all attention is on men’s preventive health care. As part of a Congressional health education program, the month of June is celebrated throughout the United States as Men’s Health Month. The Virgin Islands Department of Health routinely joins in this celebration and wants
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the 2019 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally funded innovation and research and development programs. The project and budget periods are for a
CHRISTIANSTED — The “partial privatization” of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority may represent the best opportunity for reliable and affordable service, Senator Kenneth Gittens said Friday. The St. Croix Senator is calling for investigative hearings on WAPA so that legislators have an opportunity to chart the best course
SAN JUAN — When people think of the Caribbean, it’s the turquoise seas, clean beaches, coral reefs teeming with fish, turtles and balmy breezes that come to mind. For us, this paradise is what we call home. We depend upon its riches for sustenance and, often, to make a living. It
Bryan Pushes Back Against Home Repair Subcontractor For Attempting To Place Liens on V.I. Homeowners
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) Director Daryl Griffith on Thursday pushed back against one of the subcontractors hired for the Emergency Home Repair Virgin Islands (EHRVI) program who improperly served construction liens on ten homeowners who had their hurricane-damaged homes repaired
CRUZ BAY — A man with a history of mental illness went on a destructive rampage in the parking lot of The Marketplace in St. John and damaged about 30 cars with a metal pipe, authorities said. Jahkoy “Killakoy” Bolques, 23, of Cruz Bay was detained Wednesday afternoon without incident and