St. Thomas News
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it will teach builders how to make the structures they build more resilient to extreme elements over the course of three days on St. Thomas. · FEMA is offering free training for building professionals about
MAPP’S LOBBYING SUCCESSFUL: U.S. Treasury Approves Tax Incentives for Virgin Islands ‘Opportunity Zones’
]CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The United States Department of Treasury announced Wednesday that it has approved Governor Kenneth Mapp’s nomination of 14 neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix as Qualified Opportunity Zones eligible for U.S. tax breaks under the massive tax bill passed by Congress last December. Governor Mapp has said the new federal tax incentives
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck near the British Virgin Islands but caused no reported damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred Friday afternoon some 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of the capital of Road Town at
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — The Caribbean is a top international destination for travelers in the majority of U.S. states and that includes those from both Maryland and Virginia. Trip insurance company InsureMyTrip.com said travelers in 26 states rank the Caribbean as No. 1. The information is based on travel
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Small businesses on St. Thomas will have an opportunity to learn more about best management practices and environmental compliance in an upcoming workshop. A workshop will be held to educate Air Condition & Refrigeration business owners and managers on Best Management Practices and Environmental Compliance Assistance of
CHRISTIANSTED – While the assessment of damage and losses is still being completed for educational facilities across the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has qualified the USVI for $107 million in assistance for temporary classrooms for the 2018-19 school year, which begins on September 4, 2018.
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — If you live here, Stormy Weather isn’t a just a jazz standard. In a preseason forecast issued Thursday, Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project predicts the upcoming hurricane season that begins June 1 will again be busy, although not as bad as the brutal 2017 season.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three new members have been elected to serve on The West Indian Company, Ltd. (WICO) Board of Directors with immediate effect. Commissioner of Sports, Parks and Recreation Pedro Cruz; businessman Vivek Daswani of Royal Caribbean; and former senator and business consultant Celestino White, Sr. were elected during a
WAPA Pats Itself on Back For Outing Fire Near Substation That Left St. John Without Power For 24 Hours
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FRANK BAY — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said its personnel successfully restored electrical service to customers on St. John, twenty-four hours after a power transformer immediately outside of WAPA’s electrical substation caught fire, resulting in the island being left without electrical
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked members of the 32nd Legislature for their support and congratulated all nominees confirmed during today’s Legislative Session. “I appreciate the Legislature’s action on these important nominations so that those appointed can move forward with confidence,” Mapp said. “The Department of Public Works, the