St. Croix News
Mapp Says Puerto Rico And The Virgin Islands Will Share $4.9 Billion In Congressional Disaster Relief Funds
[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– The U.S. Senate completed action Tuesday afternoon on a $36.5 billion supplemental disaster recovery spending bill, which includes $4.9 billion for emergency operating loans for the governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced. The bill, which passed the Senate
MÉRIDA, Mexico — The nearly 1,000 attendees and 100 cruise executives gathering at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise tourism conference and trade show, have a clear message—the Caribbean is open! With many of the attendees hailing from the over one million square miles throughout the Caribbean, they seek to remind
MIAMI — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season might not be over yet. An area of showers and thunderstorms now spinning in the western Caribbean has a 50 percent chance of developing into Tropical Storm Philippe by the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. The disturbance is likely to drift across the northwestern
Mapp Finally Reveals Percentage Of The Territory That Has Electricity Five Weeks After Maria: STT is 32%, STJ is 25% and STX is 15%
HELPING HAND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp shakes hands with Jason Botel, the U.S. Department of Education’s Acting and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, at Government House. CHRISTIANSTED — About a third of the power on the island of St. Thomas has been restored, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday.
Broad Area Of Low Pressure Now Called ‘Wrong Way’ Invest 93L And Could Develop Into A Tropical Storm This Week
MIAMI — A broad area of low pressure in the western Caribbean could develop into a tropical depression or storm this week, but will first soak parts of Central America with locally heavy rain. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has highlighted a portion of the western Caribbean for a medium
[ad name=”HTML-68″] Answers to frequently asked questions from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Q: Where can I get true, reliable information about FEMA’s disaster aid programs? A: Straight answers and plain facts are available from the disaster assistance program experts on FEMA’s Help Line.
[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory notched 49 homicides for the year over the weekend. Unofficial police sources said that 41-year-old Dwight Green and 21-year-old Brison Isaac were killed on St. Thomas on Sunday. Michael Hendrickson, 27, has reportedly turned himself in in connection with the killings, sources said.
[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Some 63 kidney patients were evacuated from St. Croix as part of a humanitarian mission of the U.S. military. Air Force Major Gavril Goodman was on one of the first humanitarian evacuation flights that landed in St. Croix five days after the Category 5 hurricane destroyed
CANE BAY CARES: Cane Bay Partners Founders David Johnson and Kirk Chewning. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The first phase of Operation Cane Bay Cares St. Croix Hurricane Relief Drive has kicked off successfully with 36 community groups receiving a generator and thousands of residents receiving water bottles between Oct. 11
Concrete Company Makes Its Commitment To The Territory Hard And Fast In The Wake of Hurricanes Irma, Maria
[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Concrete, Inc. is furthering its hurricane relief efforts in the Virgin Islands in support of affected employees at its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Heavy Materials, LLC and Spartan Products, LLC. The company is sending home generators and care packages consisting of essential health, household, and personal hygiene items