Government of the United States Virgin Islands

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNOR AND HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCE $1.6 BILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUD DISASTER FUNDING

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, right, speaks at Wednesday’s joint press conference with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. In a joint press conference in Washington, DC with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced today that the Territory …

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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR POTTER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO “BE READY/BE INSURED” FOR THE UPCOMING HURRICANE SEASON

Lieutenant Governor Osbert E. Potter, who also serves as the territory’s Commissioner of Insurance, reminds Virgin Islands residents to be prepared for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, which is June 1 to November 30, 2018.  AccuWeather predicts an above-normal season, with 12 to 15 named storms, including 6 to 8 major hurricanes. “Know what is …

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U.S. Treasury approves tax incentives for Virgin Islands ‘opportunity zones’

Governor Mapp lobbied for U.S. Territories’ inclusion in federal program The United States Department of Treasury announced Wednesday that it has approved Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s nomination of 14 neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix as Qualified Opportunity Zones eligible for U.S. tax breaks under the massive tax bill passed by Congress last December.  Governor Mapp has said the …

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GOVERNOR MAPP ANNOUNCES PLANS TO GET VI SCHOOLS BACK ON TRACK

While the assessment of damage and losses is still being completed for educational facilities across the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has qualified the USVI for $107 million in assistance for temporary classrooms for the 2018-19 school year, which begins on September 4, 2018. Making the announcement at a Friday news …

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EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Funding will leverage public and private investments to keep lead and other contaminants out of drinking water and upgrade aging water infrastructure The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water …

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WICO ELECTS THREE NEW DIRECTORS

Three new members have been elected to serve on The West Indian Company, Ltd. (WICO) Board of Directors with immediate effect.  Commissioner of Sports, Parks and Recreation Pedro Cruz; businessman Vivek A. Daswani of Royal Caribbean; and former senator and business consultant Celestino A. White, Sr. were elected during a meeting on March 14 by the …

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