Category: St. John News

Another Tropical Wave To Dump Locally Heavy Rain On USVI

,SAN JUAN — A tropical wave will bring showers and isolated thunderstorms to the USVI and Puerto Rico, producing moderate to locally heavy rains, from Sunday night into early Monday morning. The areas most likely to be impacted are in eastern Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to an update from the National Weather […]

National Hurricane Center Watching 3 Tropical Waves

MIAMI — Conditions remain quiet in the Atlantic basin, with no tropical cyclones expected over the next five days. The National Hurricane Center is watching three tropical waves in the Atlantic basin, including one in the Caribbean.  The peak of the season is September 10, with the most activity happening between mid-August and mid-October, according to the Hurricane Center. The Atlantic hurricane season […]

Social Security Is There For You When You’re Ready For Retirement

When you think you’re ready to retire, we’re here to help you make an informed decision about when to apply for Social Security benefits. You should decide based on your individual and family circumstances. Would it be better for you to start getting benefits early with a smaller monthly amount over a longer period? Or […]

Puerto Rico and USVI Can Expect Showers and Thunderstorms By Tonight, NWS Says

SAN JUAN — A tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea will bring showers and thunderstorms, with most impact over the eastern third of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands by tonight, the National Weather Service said. St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John have a 70 percent chance of rain today; while in San Juan, […]

Tropical Wave Expected To Bring Heavy Rains To USVI and Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The best chance for flooding rains in the next five-days may result from the passage of a tropical wave, now centered around 45ºW longitude, by Wednesday evening into Thursday, the National Weather Service said. Expect the highest impact over eastern Puerto Rico and the USVI, along with breezy and gusty conditions, according […]

VIDOH Tracking Slight Uptick In COVID-19 Cases

CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly Government House briefing this afternoon, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis announced a slight increase the number of active COVID-19 cases from previous weeks. “Please note that we do have the presence of the new variants, BA.4 and BA.5,” she said. “These variants are more resistant to the current vaccine.” Dr. Ellis […]

Senate Lawmakers Get Update on Status of the Limetree Bay Refinery

CHRISTIANSTED — Members of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture, chaired by Senator Kenneth “Kenny” Gittens, convened in a meeting at the Frits Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room in Golden Rock. Lawmakers were updated on the status of Limetree Bay Refinery (LBR), its recent sale, ownership, and activities at the refinery site.Regarding the sale of […]

DHS Urges Disabled and Senior Population to Sign Up for Disaster Registry

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is asking anyone 60 years old or older and people with disabilities who live alone, to sign up for the Elder, Dependent, Adult and Disabled Persons Disaster registry.This registry, authorized under Act 8058, and endorsed by AARP of the U.S. Virgin Islands, helps Emergency Support responders […]

You Can Apply For Social Security Benefits Online 4 Months Before You Are Eligible

Did you know, you can do much of your business online with Social Security? This means no need to call or visit a local Social Security office. You can take your time completing our online applications and even save your progress to return to later. You can apply online for: · Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits […]

Parents Eligible For TANF Qualify For P-EBT Benefits From July To September

CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly Government House briefing today, Government House spokesman Richard Motta said the government will launch “Walk Out Wednesday” on July 20 as the first territory-wide event that is part of the Office of the Governor’s “Our Best Life Health and Wellness” initiative. The goal of the “Our Best Life” initiative is to […]