Tag: Department of Public Works (DPW)

DPW Gets $375,000 From FTA’s ‘Areas of Persistent Poverty’ Grant Program

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) plans on expanding Virgin Islands transit routes and extending hours of service after receiving a $375,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s 2022 Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) grant program. FTA’s Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program supports projects that address the transportation challenges faced by […]

Help Police Find Pedro Zapata Wanted For 2×4 Assault

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a man on St. Thomas wanted for a vicious 2×4 assault on another man, authorities said. Pedro Zapata, 59, of Charlotte Amalie is wanted in connection with an assault which occurred on May 9th, 2022 in the Fort Christian parking lot, the Virgin Islands Police Department […]

Taxpayer Warns That Bethlehem ‘Sinkhole’ Threatens To Swallow Motorists Whole

KINGSHILL — A concerned St. Croix citizen is calling on the chief executive and a member of the Senate to look at a giant pothole in Estate Bethlehem that has morphed into a “giant sinkhole.” “This is a major access road between Midland and Centerline. It runs alongside the National Guard base and connects to […]

DPW Gets $5.1 Million Grant For Passenger Ferry Service Between St. Thomas and St. John

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) is among 11 State agencies chosen as grant winners, for the Federal Transit Administration’s 2021 Passenger Ferry Grant Program. DPW will be awarded $5.1 million to purchase a new 100-foot. ferry, which is expected to improve service reliability and accommodate increased ridership along the […]

Police Lead Multi-Agency Clean-Up Of John F. Kennedy Terrace After Joint Raid Last Week

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department led a clean-up operation at the John F. Kennedy Terrace on Wednesday. This clean-up was a joint effort between the Virgin Islands Police Department and local government agencies. This Clean-Up operation was a result of the VIPD receiving reports and complaints from nearby residents in the community of […]

North Shore Road Is A ‘Death Trap’ Angry St. Croix Residents Complain On Facebook

CANE BAY — North Shore Road (officially Sidney Lee Road) is a “death trap” — especially trying to drive it at night — St. Croix residents angrily complained on social media this weekend. Teams of 45-inch high warning bollards with heavyweight rubber bases are stacked at the edge of particularly rough stretches of a St. […]

VITRAN To Shut Down Bus Service Temporarily In St. Thomas On Thursday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VITRAN will temporarily discontinue its 9 and 11 a.m. fixed route service in St. Thomas on Thursday, the Department of Public Works said today. The suspension will “allow employees to attend a funeral service following the sudden loss of a VITRAN team member,” according to DPW. Services will resume at 1 p.m. […]

Construction Worker Gunned Down While Fixing Carlton Road This Morning: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a construction worker while he was working to repair Carlton Road this morning, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Carlton Road on a report of shots fired and a man down at 10:44 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Victor […]

TRASHED! Red Hook Dumpster Site Looks A Fright! But Who Will Clean It Up?

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — People are up in arms about the maintenance of a trash bin site on St. Thomas. Residents say the dumpster site — maintained by the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority — is unsightly, unhealthy and dangerous to navigate in its current condition. People on social media begged the Bryan-Roach Administration of transparency […]