Posts In Category

St. John News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The cost to rebuild the Virgin Islands’ infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is estimated at $7.5 billion dollars, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said. In a letter forwarded to congressional leaders, the Governor outlined the costs associated with restoring the territory’s power system, rebuilding schools and hospitals, repairing

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEnvironmental NewsHealth NewsIrregularitiesNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

  SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-Mass.) BOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to request information on the spread of water and vector-borne diseases in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. See the Letter

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsGovernment House NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial AffairsTourism NewsVirgin Islands Legislature

CHRISTIANSTED — The United States Virgin Islands is preparing to access a loan of more than $400 million from the Community Disaster Loan of the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA). Speaking to reporters at Government House on St. Croix on Friday (Nov. 10th), Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that the government

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTourism News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas has accepted its first passenger cruise ships since Hurricane Irma, a welcome milestone for the territory recovering from two major hurricanes. The Adventure of the Seas called upon the island Friday and Royal Princess will stop by today. The luxury ship Seabourn Odyssey called upon

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

NOVEMBER RAIN: Although it is the rainy season in the Virgin Islands, the territory seems to have had more rain than normal after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. SAN JUAN — A large area of downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms will continue to affect our part of the region, including the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsGovernment House NewsMilitary NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

SEISMIC RISK: Bodyguards give Gov. Kenneth Mapp a wide berth as he lumbers down the street in St. Thomas. CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he “joins American citizens throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and across the globe on Saturday” in honoring veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEnvironmental NewsHealth NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHRISTIANSTED — Five beaches 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 four beaches on St. Thomas and one beach on St. Croix are not considered safe to

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCommunity AffairsGovernment House NewsMilitary NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As a part of the annual Veterans Day activities throughout the Virgin Islands, this year the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs and American Legion District 10 will honor female veterans in the territory. Maj. Kathleen Parris of the V.I. National Guard is being honored as the parade

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

  FUNDS STREAMING: FEMA Coordinator William Vogel consults with a colleague. CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. government officials have approved a community disaster loan for the Virgin Islands that is worth up to $500 million over three fiscal years, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said at a press conference in Government House on Wednesday.

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsConsumer NewsEnvironmental NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

BRIDGETOWN — Tourists must be educated to know which are the safest times to visit the region. And also which areas are least likely to face a catastrophic storm. Dive groups are trying to assuage tourists’ fears regarding hurricanes and inclement weather to increase tourism to the region. The Caribbean

Read More