St. John News
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.
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
Major Earthquake Strikes Caribbean Between Honduras and the Cayman Islands … Tsunami Warning Extends Out 621 Miles From Epicenter
TEGUCIGALPA — A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean region between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night and the Virgin Islands government caused widespread panic when the Lieutenant Governor held a press conference the next day and told people to go to higher ground. There
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
SELL OUT! Seaborne Airlines Says Toxic Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing Won’t Affect Its Sale To Silver Airways
SAN JUAN – Sea Star Holdings Inc., parent company for Seaborne Puerto Rico LLC, Seaborne Virgin Islands, Inc. and affiliates (“Seaborne” or “the Company”), announced the company has commenced a voluntary reorganization proceeding under Title 11 of the U.S. Code in order to implement new financing and a sale to
CHRISTIANSTED – Since hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the territory in September, federal assistance has been “consistently flowing to survivors and communities to repair, recover and rebuild. So far, more than $456 million in federal funding has been provided.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate with the
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
ROYAL MESS: Flooding damage to a reading room at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria, the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, causing widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure. Three months later, 35 percent of all