St. Thomas News
Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed several contracts Wenesday for the Department of Public Works, which he said will “vastly improve road conditions for Virgin Islanders on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.” On St. Croix, Mapp signed a contract with V.I. Paving,
Carambola Beach Resort at Davis Bay Hurricane Katrina changed the way insurance companies and some corporations build catastrophe models and calculate the potential damage from a big storm, leading to more accurate damage predictions, better risk assessments(using something similar to this Aravo, third party risk management software), and more strategic
“Don’t Wait. Communicate.” That’s the tagline of a just-launched new series of PSAs from the Ad Council and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) —created pro bono by Chicago ad agency Schafer Condon Carter–to encourage families to develop an emergency communication plan before a disaster occurs. The new campaign comes at
Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children under age 5, after birth defects. For youngsters under 15, only traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths by injury. And while drowning rates have declined slightly since the turn of the century, blacks continue to die from drowning
Buck Island National Monument CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service (NPS)is one year short of its centennial, turned 99 years old on August 25, but it didn’t wait for the round number to celebrate. The agency is inviting visitors to spend the day at one of 408 national parks, monuments
CHRISTIANSTED – As the nation marked the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with memorials and celebrations, all along the Gulf Coast the milestone was marked with fundraisers. Time may have moved on for the majority of Americans, but in states like Louisiana and Mississippi, there is still work to be
Alvery Smith in his office CHARLOTTE AMALIE – If you want to send your money via MoneyGram, you only have three options left in the territory – and they’re all in St. Thomas. Hard on the heels of recent closures of money transfer facilities in some other Caribbean islands,
Hurricane Fred projected path MIAMI – Tropical Storm Fred strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean today. But it is starting so far north at 16.1 latitude that it is not projected to impact the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The U.S.
Hugo V. Hodge Jr. sitting as his desk at WAPA CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Executive Director Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. said everyone in the territory should have electricity by now – so “just stop complaining.” Hodge said “good and steady progress” was made in bringing
Alvin McBean Ballpark in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A woman said she was grazed by a bullet as she exited her vehicle near the Alvin McBean Ballpark about midnight Friday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call at 12 a.m.