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 […]

St. John’s mask-making display wraps up this week at Interior Library

Inside the library of the United States Department of the Interior – across from the card catalog and alongside the shelves of books – you’ll find these masks, 45 of them in all. Each mask is hand-painted and designed by someone from the Virgin Islands. “People have been coming in over the last month or […]

Plaskett, V.I. teacher’s union leaders in D.C. pushing for school recovery funding

Top lawmakers on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Thursday are hearing from teachers affected by Hurricanes Maria in Irma. They’re demanding more money from Congress and less restrictions over that money to help rebuild the islands schools. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) and leaders from the American Federation of Teachers covering all corners […]

Plaskett, Pelosi lead fight for more hurricane recovery funding

Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused a combined $140 billion in damage across the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the southern United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That’s why Friday, top Democrats from those areas are demanding more help from Washington. “We have a moral obligation to do better not only […]

Plaskett announces $145 million in grant funding for hurricane recovery, rebuilding

More than $145 million in federal grant funding is now coming to help the U.S. Virgin Islands. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-U.S. Virgin Islands) announced the aid will help rebuild the islands, following last year’s devastating Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The grants come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management […]

Facing the storm, one island to another

Michael Colon walks the weeded path that used to lead to his farm of over 20 years. Hurricane Maria turned it upside down. “After Maria the place become like this,” Colon said. Colon lost not only his farm, but his car. It left him without an income and without a way to get around the island. “I […]