Tag: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE)

SENATE SLACKERS: Mapp Says He Served In The Legislature And The Senate Didn’t Adequately Debate Pros and Cons of Proposed Debris Burn

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday night he will give the orders to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to burn 35 percent of hurricane tree and plant debris by incineration — because it will be faster and cheaper. Mapp said native hardwood trees such as mahogany trees would be sorted […]

Michigan Congressman Says Virgin Islands Is In ‘Worse Shape’ Than Puerto Rico … Not Knowing It Looked Like That Before The Storms

[ad name=”HTML-68″] ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — “Devastating” was one of the words U.S. Rep. Fred Upton used to describe the hurricane damage he saw over the weekend while visiting the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “Here we are three months after the storm and there’s still much hardship,” Upton said. “… Remember, these are Americans.” […]

Ban-The-Burn Bill Passes Muster In Legislature But Mapp Says Burn Will Go On No Matter What Senators Do

CRUZ BAY – Island Green Living Association said today that it is pleased that the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that would prevent the burning of more than 600,000 cubic yards of vegetative hurricane debris in the territory. The St. John non-profit, along with The Sierra Club and the Virgin Island Conservation Society, announced […]

Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Supports Recovery Efforts at Flamboyant Gardens For Queen Louise Home for Children

FREDERIKSTED – The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has pledged its support to Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria damaged four roofs at Flambouyant Gardens, a 56 apartment complex for low-income seniors and persons with physical disabilities. A few days after Hurricane Maria, extensive rains filled the debris-clogged gut that runs […]

Environmentalists Say They’ll Sue FEMA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers To Stop The Burning of 400,000 Cubic Yards of Debris At Body Slob St. Croix

DEBRIS BURN: Hurricane debris from Irma is burned in Orlando, Florida this year. The amount of debris collected is equal to the amount of trash collected in 1.3 years. CRUZ BAY – The Sierra Club, Island Green Living Association and the Virgin Island Conservation Society have notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the […]

DAY OF THE DOLPHIN! Animal Rights Experts Say Planned Coral World ‘Dolphinarium’ Is Nothing More Than A ‘Dolphin Prison’ and Should Be Banned

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — People here are organizing against a “dolphinarium” proposed for Coral World on St. Thomas — what they call a “dolphin prison” with vast environmental impacts to nearby beaches from the food the mammals leave behind — and the feces they leave behind as well. Marie Bernard and others on Facebook have asked […]

PUBLIC NOTICE: Limetree Bay Terminals Applies To U.S. Army Corps of Engineers To Expand Its Marine Operations In St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay Terminals LLC has applied to the federal government to grant them permission to expand their St. Croix marine operations, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to a public notice issued on Nov. 8 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE), Limetree Bay wants approval to build an off-shore […]

BAN THE BURN! Environmental Group Based In St. John Urges Residents To Sign Petition Asking The Government Not To Burn Hurricane Debris

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY – As the USVI picks up the pieces from the ravages of two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes, Island Green Living Association said that it “urgently pleads with Gov. Kenneth Mapp and members of the Legislature to resist pressure from FEMA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (CoE) and BAN the incineration of […]

Government Flunkies Show Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Schools The Territory Can’t Be Proud Of In St. Thomas

CHRISTIANSTED — Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts. “My heart goes out to those in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who […]

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Says It Didn’t Just Fix Mapp’s Generator @ Coakley Bay Condominiums … Ahead of You

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 249th Engineer Battalion and the Corps’ Tulsa District power team are working together to provide U.S. Virgin Island facility generator owners with assessments to guide and assist them with the future maintenance generators. “This is going to help the people here by giving them a guide regarding how to provide […]