Tag: Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA)

Bryan Hails HUD’s Approval Of CDBG Action Plan for Hurricane Recovery

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan applauded the decision by the U.S. Department of Housing, and Urban Development to approve the territory’s action plan using the fourth tranche of $774 million of disaster relief funding for the 2017 hurricanes, which is awarded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-MIT) funding earmarked for mitigation projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

Governor Bryan Breaks Ground With VIHFA At Wild Pineapple In Estate Fortuna

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. joined Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) officials on Thursday, to break ground on VIHFA’s newest homeownership subdivision at Estate Fortuna in St. Thomas. The subdivision called “Wild Pineapple” will be constructed in several phases, with Phase I focusing on the building of solid infrastructure — concrete roads, […]

FEMA Awards The Territory $233 Million To Pay STEP Program Contractors, Costs

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 designed to allow residents to […]

Former Executive Director of VIHFA Williams Gets Hired By Governor Bryan

CHRISTIANSTED— Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today named Adrienne Williams-Octalien Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery under the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority Authority. Williams-Octalien, a former Executive Director at the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority has more than 20 years experience in the housing industry and has worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

U.S. Virgin Islands’ BMV Signs Driver’s License Pact With Taiwan

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands signed off on a reciprocal driver’s license agreement with Taiwan on Thursday, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. The agreement, signed in the presence of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Taiwan’s representative, allows licensed drivers from the Virgin Islands and Taiwan to apply for a license […]

North Carolina Man Thought Armed Hold-Up Was A Hoax … Never Left Bar Stool Until Shot

CHRISTIANSTED — The North Carolina man who was killed at Castaway’s Bar thought that the armed holdup was a put-on when it was happening in real time — and he never left his stool up at the bar until he was shot. Derrick Lynn Cribb, of Whiteville, N.C., was shot just before 11:39 p.m. on […]

Police Release Photos of Suspects Who Executed EHRVI Employee At Castaway’s

CHRISTIANSTED — Police released photos taken from surveillance footage at an East End bar during the armed robbery that led to a visiting relief worker being shot multiple times. Eyewitnesses said Derrick Cribb, 33, of North Carolina was shot 11 times during an armed robbery by three masked men at Castaway’s Bar & Restaurant in […]

CRY FOUL! ‘Emergency Home Repairs V.I. Broke Into My Home And Stole My Jewelry’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman is crying foul today after a crew from Emergency Home Repairs V.I. allegedly broke into her home rather than repair it. The woman told authorities that she allowed Emergency Home Repairs V.I. (EHRVI) into her home in Estate Little Princess and when the crew […]

Mapp Begging FEMA To Pay Costs of Hurricane Recovery Up Front … Regulations Say ‘No!’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Contractors tasked with rebuilding thousands of hurricane-damaged houses in the Virgin Islands have not been paid for months, exposing a rift over how to pay the bills in a territory facing a severe cash shortage. About 10,000 damaged homes in the islands are slated for repair through […]

Mapp Says 10,000 Jobs Will Be Created By Home Repairs Program … 2,500 Filled By Virgin Islanders

CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said about 10,000 jobs will be available with the new Emergency Home Repairs V.I. Program. Speaking on Wednesday at his weekly media briefing at Government House on St. Croix, Mapp said the local workforce was expected to fill at least a quarter of these positions. “We say 2,500 to 3,000 because […]