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

COVID-19 Patients To Be Moved To ‘Training Institute’ On Grounds Of National Guard Armory In Bethlehem

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard said it is working with the Virgin Islands government and its federal partners to convert the 210th Regional Training Institute at its Estate Bethlehem compound to an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) to house COVID-19 patients. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., Brigadier General Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, the Adjutant General of the Virgin […]

Jacksonville U.S. Army Corps Pitches In For Hurricane Recovery Relief In USVI

CHRISTIANSTED –– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District and the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery held the first meeting of the year for their newly created Silver Jackets team at the Virgin Islands Cardiac Center in St. Croix on Monday. Silver Jackets is an interagency flood risk management team with federal, state, […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers To Host Public Meeting On Turpentine Run Project and Phase II of Savan Gut Project

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting for the Turpentine Run project in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The public is invited to attend the meeting at Bertha Boschulte Middle School auditorium at 9-1-12A Bovoni in St. Thomas from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 3.   Public Works Commissioner […]

Thousands in Puerto Rico Still Under FEMA Blue Tarps as Hurricane Threat Looms

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado’s home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres […]

Mapp Breaks Ground At ‘Historic’ Veterans Drive Improvement Project in St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Accompanied by public and private partners, Governor Kenneth Mapp broke ground Tuesday on the much awaited Veterans Drive improvement project on St. Thomas. Over $120 million, much from already appropriated federal aid, will be spent on what is described as the “single largest road project in United States Virgin Islands history.” “There […]

MAPP: Road System To Be Upgraded With $530 Million For First Phase From FEMA

CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Gov. Kenneth Mapp said all of the territory’s main roads will be rebuilt to federal standards following the damage inflicted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Mapp said $530 million of the $1.2 billion needed has been pledged for the project. He also said Monday that officials have already assessed the territory’s 1,273-mile […]

GOV. MAPP: ‘We Must Plan Ahead For Med Evacuations In Case of Another Hurricane’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has directed the Virgin Islands Health Department and the territory’s hospitals to develop a patient pre-evacuation plan in the event of any major storms this hurricane season. Such a plan is critical given the damaged state of Virgin Islands healthcare facilities, he said. Although plans for temporary modular structures […]

TALKING TRASH: Government House Gives Update on 750,000 Cubic Yards of Hurricane Debris

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – “Significant progress continues to be made on the disposal of the massive amount of debris” left in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Government House reported Friday. To date, about 750,000 cubic yards of tree and plant debris has been picked up across all islands and more […]

Ritz Carlton Condominiums in St. Thomas Explains Why It Won’t Open on May 25 As Scheduled

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — We are happy to share some news regarding the Club, it’s restoration, and the projected opening time frame. While progress has been steady and positive, we are not where we wanted to be in the restoration. The team continues to make great progress on a host of […]

Federal Deadline Pushed Back 60 Days To Remove Mountains of Hurricane Debris in Territory

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump on Thursday made additional disaster assistance available to the territory by authorizing an extension of increased federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.  The extension applies to the major disaster declarations for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On September 26, […]