Plaskett expected to stump for Democrats in hurricane-ravaged states

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett has been hitting the campaign trail hard in recent weeks. Not for herself, but for Democrats in states hit hard by hurricanes the way the U.S. Virgin Islands have been impacted. Plaskett, who is unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election, has been closely working with one candidate, in particular: U.S. Senate […]

St. John organizations come together to rebuild homes

It starts with a meeting and turns into action. “The resiliency housing imitative main goal is to put permanent roofs on St. John homes,” Catikawa Richardson the Disaster Case Manager at STJ Angels said. Members of Love City Strong, STJ Angels, St. John Community Foundation and All Hands and Hearts meet in St. John each week […]

After the Storm: Part 2

Last years’ hurricanes took their toll on the Virgin Islands. Island businesses saw that first hand. Many had to shut their doors for repairs or close them for good. With tourism being one of the islands main economic drivers, having fewer stores, restaurants and hotels open, kept the tourists dollars away. But some found ways to open […]

Virgin Islands VOICES: 15-year-old Liliana Martinez helps her STJ community after storms

A new segment here on CBS USVI- Virgin Islands Voices, highlighting the incredible people of the islands. In our first story, USVI Correspondent Kellie Meyer shares the story of a young woman, going to lengths to help her St. John community.   For Liliana Martinez, St. John is home. So when Hurricane Irma hit last fall and […]

Back to School Rebuild Series: Gifft Hill School on the path to recovery

Just 10 months ago this playground and surrounding school looked very different. “They were cemented into the ground and just completely blew off,” Terry Bertolino with Gifft Hill School said. Terry Bertolino calls herself the the sole member of the building and grounds committee. As she shows us around at Gifft Hill School lower campus. Just last year […]

Israeli Ambassador makes historic visit, donates to local organization

22-year-old Deandra Wheatley started at a carpentry school in St. Thomas. After a field trip with My Brothers Workshop, a non profit on Island, she learned to use her skills to give back. “Building bridge, stairs, tables,” Wheatley added. Now she is helping with their next project rebuilding Little Blossom Daycare in Smith Bay. Jenny […]