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 […]

Stuck in Paradise

ST. THOMAS (CBS USVI) — “I had no idea it was going to be like this,” Kris Ray, a construction worker said. Kris Ray arrived in St. Thomas August 17th with a team setting out to rebuild homes after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. But soon after he arrived, things weren’t quite as he expected. “We […]

St. John restaurant honors Irma anniversary with fundraiser for local non profits

Some in the Virgin Islands held fundraisers in honor of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Irma. On September 6th, Aqua Bistro in St. John hosted a pig roast. The event raised money for two island non profits, St. John Rescue and Island Health and Wellness. Those who helped organize the event tell USVI News it was a wonderful way […]

After the Storm: Part 3

“After the Storm” St. Croix– “Recovery is a five to seven-year project at best, but we’re committed and focused on it,” US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp shared with USVI News. Governor Mapp has seen the Virgin Islands at one its’ most challenging of hours. He spent much of the last year working from the […]

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 […]