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Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA)

Homeless Man Banned From St. John Beach Bar Arrested For Making Bomb Threats
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CRUZ BAY — A homeless man who allegedly phoned in repeated bomb threats to a St. John beach bar was arrested on Tuesday, federal authorities said. Gilbert Brady, 54, of New York, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on federal criminal charges related to making bomb threats

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Australian Government Goes Extra Mile To Help Its Citizens In 'Times Of Need' When In USVI
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Ray Martinez participated in a meeting led by the VITEMA Director Daryl Joschen at VITEMA headquarters in St. Thomas on Friday. The meeting was with representatives of the Australian Consulate-General’s Office based out of New York. The purpose of the meeting was to establish government

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Gittens Riled At 911 Operators 'From Outside' Doing A Better Job Here Temporarily
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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix senator says he has “concerns” now that 911 operators from Ohio have been brought in to help temporarily due to worker shortages locally. “Last week I communicated with the governor’s office about reports of improper disciplinary actions within VITEMA and 911 dispatch in particular,” Senator

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VITEMA Monitors Passing Of Hurricane Sam To North Of St. Thomas, St. John
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CHRISTIANSTED — Hurricane Sam continued to feed on warm water as a powerful Category 3 storm with some partners likely to join it in the Atlantic basin in the form of three other disturbances. The seventh hurricane of the year has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and is stumbling

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Coast Guard Reopens Maritime Ports In The U.S. Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico
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Tropical Storm Grace left minimal damage SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan has set Port Condition FOUR in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reopening the area’s maritime ports, following the passing of Tropical Storm Grace near the islands. Now a tropical depression,

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U.S. Virgin Islands Braces For Impact Of Tropical Storm Grace Tomorrow
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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Grace formed to the east of the Leeward Islands this morning and continues to move west towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Grace has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving west. Impacts to the Leeward Islands will begin as early

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Police Ask Motorists To Stay Off The Roads Tomorrow Due To Tropical Storm Grace
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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the community to be prepared for the passing of Tropical Storm Grace, expected to impact the territory on Sunday. You are asked to stay off the road except for medical emergencies. If you must be on the roadways, drive with caution.

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Merlinda Philomene Named VITEMA's Deputy Director Of Human Resources
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KINGSHILL — Merlinda Philomene has been named Deputy Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) effective Monday – August 16, 2021. Philomene started her career in government at the Office of Collective Bargaining, then served at the Department of Education; prior

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FEMA, Coast Guard Meet With USVI Officials About Emergency Preparedness
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Top territorial and federal officials gathered recently on St. Thomas to see how the federal government could better help the territory in a disaster. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II Acting Administrator Thomas Fargione met with Gov. Albert Bryan and other leaders during the monthly Emergency

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Governor Bryan Parlays With New FEMA Administrator At Government House
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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan met at Government House in St. Croix on Friday with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell, who was sworn-in in April by Congress following President Biden’s nomination to the position. The Governor congratulated Administrator Criswell on her new position and told her he is looking

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