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SAN JUAN — The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said today that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane and earthquake victims has quickened, he’s worried about long term efforts. The comments by Peter Brown, White House special representative for

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery and the Virgin Islands Department of Education said Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had approved industry standards that will ensure newly-constructed schools and office buildings can withstand future catastrophic weather events and meet professional norms for providing service.  “This approval will green

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said Thursday that the administration and the Virgin Islands Housing Authority has received a $69 million obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the demolition and replacement of residential buildings at the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community. The funding will facilitate

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the territory $232,919,518 in federal funding to use to cover costs of the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Pilot Program (STEP). The STEP Program ended in April and was

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan has issued an executive order declaring a state of public exigency for the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center. Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the hospital was heavily damaged due to substantial water intrusion and physical damage to its facilities. This

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CHRISTIANSTED —  Police are investigating the mysterious simultaneous deaths of two Pennsylvania brothers whose bodies were discovered late Monday morning at a Queen’s Quarter-area home on St. Croix. No foul play is suspected, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call about 11:09 a.m. Monday for a “welfare check” on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said her St. Thomas office will kick off a two-day training session for HUD Community Development and Block Grant – Disaster Recovery grantees, sub-grantees and contractors, and law enforcement agencies on Thursday. The training is being hosted in conjunction with the U.S

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CHRISTIANSTED — In the span of 14 days in September 2017, two major hurricanes — Irma and Maria — struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico estimated repairs will cost $132 billion. The USVI estimated $10.7 billion. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified about the Federal

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FREDERIKSTED — The ongoing after effects resulting from the weekend fire at the Angullla Landfill have prompted health concerns for many St. Croix residents. In response to those worries, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is issuing the following health recommendations. Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion has expressed her concern for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A number of high-ranking officials from Region II of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had high praise for the Virgin Islands government’s hurricane readiness efforts during briefings Thursday at the monthly Emergency Management Council meeting conducted by V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency Director Nominee Daryl Jaschen.

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