FEMA: U.S. Virgin Islands Healthcare Facilities Advance Toward Recovery Five Years After the Storms

In September 2017, the heavy rain and strong winds of hurricanes Irma and Maria significantly damaged U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) facilities across the territory. These two Category 5 storms caused catastrophic structural damage. Many buildings sustained roof damage and were left flooded and ridden by mold. Some structures had to be demolished […]

VITEMA to Test 44 Tsunami Alert Sirens Throughout the Territory

Next month, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will host an event called The Great Shakeout It’s a world-wide earthquake drill set for October 20, 2022 at 10:20 a.m. to practice earthquake safety. That day, thousands of people in the Virgin Islands will join millions across the world to prepare and learn more […]

Governor Bryan Begins Solar+ Financing Program To Help Residents Transition Homes to Renewable Energy

V.I. Energy Office taking applications this week for low-interest loans so homeowners can install solar power and battery storage systems U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — As part of his commitment to transitioning the U.S. Virgin Islands to renewable energy sources, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and the Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) will begin taking applications Wednesday, September 28, for […]

Premier Wheatley Brings BVI Government to St. Thomas For First Inter Virgin Islands Council Meeting Since 2020

Governor Bryan offers access to USVI’s fiber-optic network to assist British Virgin Islands in setting up free wife hotspots for residents of the neighboring territory. U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — After Governor Albert Bryan Jr. introduced him, the Honorable British Virgin Islands Premier Dr. Natalio Wheatley set a cooperative tone for the Ninth Annual Inter Virgin Islands […]

FEMA Obligates DHS $65.7M to Construct New Queen Louise Home for the Aged

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that FEMA, through its Public Assistance Program, has awarded the Department of Human Services $65.7 million to construct a brand new 52,000 square foot, long-term care nursing home on St. Thomas. In September 2021, FEMA made good on its word to provide a decision […]