Tag: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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 […]

Virgin Islands Granted Extension on Real ID Program Until October 2018 … Plaskett Applauds Decision

WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has granted the territory yet another extension to comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005, a federal law put in place to make official government identification more secure, in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The new extension runs […]

U.S. Army Hires Louis Berger Group To Bring ‘Temporary Electricity’ To The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Army has awarded a contract with The Louis Berger Group Inc. to support critically needed temporary electricity for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The $860 million deal, announced last week by the Department of Defense, comes after Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló asked […]