Plaskett says shutdown is already hurting V.I. residents, workers

It’s day 18 of the partial government shutdown, and its effects are seen across the Virgin Islands. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) addressed the shutdown during a news conference Tuesday afternoon at the Henry Rohlson Airport Terminal, St. Croix. Right now, 58 National Park Service employees are furloughed on the Islands, meaning they are on leave […]

Bryan meets with Plaskett, FEMA director in Washington

Governor-Elect Albert Bryan is making his first trip to Washington this week since winning the runoff election on Nov. 20. On Tuesday, he met with Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.), and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long. It comes as Virgin Island residents could be paying more to fund the hurricane relief efforts, now some […]

Abandoned Water Bottles in Puerto Rico Follow Up

Puerto Rico (CBS USVI) — Where did officials go wrong? That’s what people in Puerto Rico want to know after hundreds of water bottles were found sitting on an airport runway. It’s a controversy that’s putting government organization against government organization. When a photo emerged on social media in early September, questions piled in. Many wanting […]

Tips on how to stay prepared during hurricane season

ST. THOMAS (CBS USVI) — USVI Correspondent Kellie Meyer joined FEMA Media relations specialist Eric Adams Tuesday September 11 for a look at ways to prepare for hurricane season.    KM:  “We’re talking today about preparedness ahead of this Tropical Storm Isaac which we’re watching hopefully it doesn’t hit us but we’re going to be […]

Virgin Islands VOICES: Community comes together to bring doomed home back to life

Many called it a doomed job. A home left without a roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. A long way from the main roads and cut off by series of steep staircases. But for these two young adults and a brave team with them, no job was going unfinished. “Organizations said that this wouldn’t be possible because […]