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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Her battle with COVID-19 began in New York City, shifted to Connecticut and now has her in St. Thomas. That’s where Rachel Hartley currently helps to fight the coronavirus pandemic for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hartley, a 2015 Cedarville University (Ohio) nursing and 2020 Master of Science in Nursing alumna, arrived

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ARLINGTON, Virginia — A new study by the Rand Corporation tells us what we already know —because we are living it here — the territory has been slow to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Non-profit Rand says the U.S. Virgin Islands is still trying to turn the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery said $1,837,783 has been obligated to the Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) for the demolition of the old mental health building and interior renovations to the department’s clinical buildings on St. Thomas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program has

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Residents at Michael J. Kirwan Terrace and the Knolls at Contant on St. Thomas who have been awaiting repairs to roofs damaged from Hurricanes Irma and Maria can look forward to some relief. The Virgin Islands Housing Authority Board approved recommendations to award contracts for the reconstruction and repair of rooftops at each public housing community last week.

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SAN JUAN — FEMA is sending almost $13 billion to Puerto Rico, directed at the territory’s energy and education systems, to help it recover from 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, the White House said. The “federal share” of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grants to the territory totals $11.6 billion, with

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KINGSHILL — The Office of Disaster Recovery said that the Judiciary of the Virgin Islands has received an obligation of $1,486,421 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program. These funds will cover renovations and the cost to replace the contents for multiple facets of the district’s operations, including

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — President Donald Trump has approved Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s request for an emergency disaster declaration for the weather system that moved through the territory today. Bryan submitted the request on Monday in advance of the storm’s “impact,” if any. The territorial governor also issued an executive order declaring

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CHRISTIANSTED – FEMA has approved $9 million dollars for the Department of Health to fund the architecture and engineering services necessary to reconstruct the Charles Harwood Medical Center in St. Croix through its Public Assistance Program. Built in 1952, the 82,400-square-foot medical center in Estate Richmond was the hub for all

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SAN JUAN — Nearly three years after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of homes remain badly damaged, many people face a hurricane season under fading blue tarp roofs and the island’s first major program to repair and rebuild houses hasn’t completed a single one. Maria hit

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EAST END, St. Croix — The Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR) announced the obligation of $1,599,393 to the Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation (DSPR) to refurbish recreational facilities at two St. Croix beaches. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program will fund the replacement of damaged beachfront facilities at the Fort Frederik Beach

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