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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, recently awarded up to $4,123,164 to the University of the Virgin Islands to retrofit the dormitories and library on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas. The wind retrofit of all five residence halls (North, South, East, West and

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, awarded the Department of Public Works $2,551,550 for a territory-wide slope analysis to identify areas at risk for landslides and to design and install slope stabilization systems. Once complete, the project will remedy the effects of falling rock and mudslides

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has been awarded $6,213,969 to complete repairs to the Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix. The Office of Disaster Recovery received notification of the recent obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program to renovate both the interior

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Thursday, Communications Director Richard Motta said that Governor Albert Bryan met with Acting FEMA Regional Administrator David Maurstad to discuss the territory’s hurricane recovery progress, the STEP (Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power) program, and other issues. Maurstad reaffirmed FEMA’s commitment to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery said that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has received an obligation of $3,231,954 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program that will provide for the demolition and replacement of the department’s main office on St. Thomas. Located in Sub

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the award of $17,451,154 from the FEMA Public Assistance Program to reimburse the Virgin Islands Police Department for emergency work performed territory-wide after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. After the storms, the VIPD worked tirelessly to protect public health. Officers

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Monday, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis provided some details on the distribution drill the Department of Health is conducting this week in advance of the expected arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine.  Using a “mock” vaccine, the Department of Health drill involves

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has written to the leadership of the U.S. Congress asking for additional federal COVID-19 relief for the territory as the USVI struggles with the dormant tourism industry and the continuing financial drain on the economy and local business community.  In his letter to U.S. House

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor, announces the release of the 2020 Annual Recovery Progress Report for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This year’s iteration marks the territory’s forward momentum from September 2019 to September 2020.  The advances made to build a

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COTTON VALLEY — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and fire officials are reminding those in charge of preparing the bird to beware of the hazards surrounding deep frying turkeys. Dunking the bird in hot cooking oil can make for a delicious dinner if done right, but as the Virgin

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