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"ICE continues our commitment to making our communities safer by removing threats to our public safety," said Marc J. Moore, field office director for the ERO Miami Field Office, which oversees all of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Communities across Florida and Puerto Rico are safer ...
In this video, residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands describe progress but also a long, slow road to recovery of the U.S. territories' health care systems, economies and infrastructure six months after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Residents and officials spoke of enduring mental health troubles, ...

Minor earthquake - Charlotte Amalie, U.s. Virgin Islands - March 15, 2018. Created March 15, 2018 Last update March 15, 2018 23:36 By Armand Vervaeck. –. Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 3.27. Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown. GMT/UTC Time : 2018-03-15 22:25:32. Depth (Hypocenter) ...
Two Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, ravaged the Caribbean within two weeks of each other last September. Afterward, the world's attention fell largely on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico. But just as badly hit was the American territory next door: the U.S. Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas, ...
WASHINGTON — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed directing $954 million to restore and expand communications networks in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico that were heavily damaged during the 2017 hurricane season. Wireless and broadband communications networks in the two territories ...
Minor earthquake - Charlotte Amalie, U.s. Virgin Islands - March 9, 2018. Created March 9, 2018 Last update March 9, 2018 04:56 By Armand Vervaeck. –. Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 3.41. Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown. GMT/UTC Time : 2018-03-09 02:54:01. Depth (Hypocenter) : 71 ...

The Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Saint Kitts and Nevis are set to be added next week to a European Union blacklist of tax havens, raising to nine the number of jurisdictions on it, an EU document seen by Reuters shows. The decision, taken by EU tax experts, is set to be endorsed by EU finance ...
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is pledging $954 million to help restore and expand communications networks in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands that were badly damaged during the 2017 hurricane season. The US island territories were hit with a one-two punch last ...
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has proposed a $954 million plan to restore and expand communications networks in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. Following the damage and destruction caused by the 2017 hurricane season, Pai proposes creating a $750 ...
Sadie, the Virginia Beach Fire Department's accelerant-sniffing canine, helped crack an arson case in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017. (Courtesy of the VBFD). VIRGINIA BEACH — For one Virginia Beach dog, sniffing out crime is just another day on the job. Meet Sadie, the Virginia Beach Fire Department's ...
U.S. Virgin Islands on Road to Recovery Six Months After Hurricanes. March 2 ... Six months after hurricanes Irma and Maria roared through the Caribbean, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reported today that 870,726 cubic yards of storm debris has been cleared from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A large section of an iconic U.S. Virgin Islands hotel re-opened this week after a long closure triggered by devastating damage the property suffered during Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Marriott's Frenchman's Cove in St. Thomas is welcoming guests for the first time since September 6 and is among ...
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Roads have been cleared of debris. Electricity is flowing. Stores are open. Students are in school. Six months after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, recovery is well underway, led by the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management ...
"As we help them, we will have the opportunity to validate our own plans and capabilities to support the citizens of Michigan should we be faced with similar challenges. It is a win-win situation that strengthens the National Guard as a whole." Much like neighboring Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Islands were hit ...
Health care in the U.S. Virgin Islands remains in a critical state, five months after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria pummeled the region. The only hospital on St. Thomas, the Schneider Regional Medical Center, serves some 55,000 residents between the islands of St. Thomas and St. John. Schneider's ...
The Bringing Puerto Rico Together Fund and Connect USVI Fund would allocate $750 million and $204 million, respectively, to projects in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The agency said the money would include $256 million in new funds, with the remainder coming from repurposed universal ...
A man who had moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands from Texas has admitted setting fires that destroyed a military recruiting office and damaged two other federal properties in the territory. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Spencer Wayne Allen pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of arson and two counts ...

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Juanita Edwards's children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her back home on St. Croix. The island air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the Caribbean. But if she went home now, she would quickly die. Ms. Edwards, 84, requires ...
Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands are American citizens, but they can't vote in the presidential general election and have no voting representation in Congress. That can limit the attention the territory — with a population of 103,000 and a land area about the size of Philadelphia — commands from the ...
In the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the areas hit hardest by hurricanes Irma and Maria was the national park on St. John. St. John is a small island with just 5,000 full-time residents. The national park is its greatest attraction. It covers more than half the island and includes some of the best beaches and coral ...
Carmelo Mota searches for tools in his destroyed bedroom more than a week after Hurricane Irma made landfall Sept. 18, 2017, in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mota is a builder and said that Irma's ferocious strength has made him completely rethink how he will construct houses in the ...
Two kids from Fairfax County have raised more than $28,000 to help beekeepers on the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from devastating hurricanes that slammed into the islands in 2017. Save the Bees Inc., started by 14-year-old Quentin Adolfe and his 12-year-old sister Jasmine, have already raised more ...
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - More than four months after back-to-back hurricanes shredded the roof of his house, Charles Caines feels as if he's "living in a tent in the jungle." Sleeping under a blue tarp draped on the roof's steel beams, he and his wife are fending off lizards, frogs, rats and mosquitoes ...
Health care in the U.S. Virgin Islands remains in a critical state, five months after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria pummeled the region. The only hospital on St. Thomas, the Schneider Regional Medical Center, serves some 55,000 residents between the islands of St. Thomas and St. John. Schneider's ...
In the Caribbean, the winter months are the busiest time for tourism. This year though, many resorts remain closed because of the destruction of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The U.S. Virgin Islands were particularly hard hit in the storms. But visitors, the economic lifeblood of the islands, are slowly returning.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency – FEMA (www.fema.gov) approved more than $2.5 million in federal disaster assistance due to hurricane damage for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Why? Because Denmark and the U.S. signed treaties on March 31, 1917 and control of the Virgin Islands was ...
ST CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (BP) -- Devastation and suffering among Hurricane Irma and Maria survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands were palpable to Florida ... Leaders at an evening worship service of the "Feeding the Five Thousand" crusade in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands included (from left) Lennox ...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is extending special open enrollment periods for the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were adversely affected by the catastrophic 2017 hurricanes so individuals and families who were impacted can access health coverage on the ...
ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Jan. 11, 2018)—U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp announced this week that his administration achieved its goal to restore 90 percent of power to the territory by the holidays, after two Category 5 hurricanes nearly wiped out the entire electrical grid. “We set ...
In addition to causing four casualties on St. Thomas, the storms wrecked public and hospitality sector infrastructure across St. Thomas and St. John, said Beverly Nicholson-Doty, the U.S. Virgin Islands' commissioner of tourism. Beyond the lack of electricity, the territory struggled with impaired roads, ...
More than $456 million in federal funding has been provided so far to the U.S. Virgin Islands for disaster assistance following the devastation to the region from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. To date, more than 37,000 Virgin Islanders have registered for disaster assistance, and FEMA has ...
More than $456 million in federal funding has been provided so far to the U.S. Virgin Islands for disaster assistance following the devastation to the region from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. To date, more than 37,000 Virgin Islanders have registered for disaster assistance, and FEMA has ...
Nearly four months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the U.S. Virgin Islands and caused 90 percent of residents to lose power, officials told The New York Times that nearly all customers have regained access to electricity—despite the fact that roughly 10,000 people live in homes too damaged to ...
Major Earthquake Strikes Caribbean Sea; Tsunami Advisory Issued for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, But Later Canceled ... the Caribbean Sea Tuesday night, and although the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center issued advisories for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, overnight impacts were minimal.
Months after two Category 5 hurricanes pummeled the United States Virgin Islands, officials said Tuesday that power has been restored to 92 percent of customers, a significant improvement from even a month ago, when about half of them remained in the dark. Bringing power back up may help speed ...
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Since hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the territory in September, federal assistance has been consistently flowing to survivors and communities to repair, recover and rebuild. So far, more than $456 million in federal funding has been provided. The Federal Emergency ...
ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has been lauded for his leadership in the face of two Category 5 hurricanes, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria by Inc.com, a weekly magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners. His direct communication style is described as ...
Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the senators said such proceedings would help provide “a detailed understanding of the health and education challenges facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as an understanding of how departments under the committee's purview have provided relief, and ...
The hurricanes that raged through the U.S. Virgin Islands in September damaged or destroyed not only thousands of buildings, but also hundreds of boats, from tiny sailboats to 50-foot luxury yachts. In a territory that is heavily dependent on tourism, where no spot is more than 3 miles from the sea, boats are ...
Slammed by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in September, the film industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands slowly is struggling to get back on its feet. “We got hit by Hurricane Irma and then two weeks later by Maria,” said Luana Wheatley, director of the islands' film office. “That set us back, but we're open for ...
I know a lot of people still don't have power." Hurricanes Irma and Maria left virtually all of the 100,000 residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the dark. When NY1 visited St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John just after the storms, U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp set the goal of 90 percent power restoration ...
CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (RNS) — The Rev. Louis Kemayou, native of Africa and newbie to hurricanes, was in his church in St. Croix when Hurricane Maria hit this Virgin Island. It was the night of Sept. 21, and the roof of the rectory of the Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church began to rip apart.
(CNN) — Famous for its picture-perfect beaches, sunsets and renowned underwater snorkeling travel, the US Virgin Islands has been trying to restore that beauty after the devastation of two powerful storms in September 2017. For an economy so dependent on travel and its renowned national park, there's ...
The wrecks lie half-sunk in marinas, fully submerged in coves, tangled in mangrove roots, tossed akilter against trees, or piled atop one another, a jumble of punctured hulls, snapped masts and bent propellers. The hurricanes that raged through the United States Virgin Islands in September damaged or ...
People in the U.S. Virgin Islands repeat that refrain like an incantation these days. It's true. Like Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean, the USVI—the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix—were thrashed by hurricanes Irma and Maria earlier this year, with ferocious winds that stripped the ...
With nearly 110,000 residents, the U.S. Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory, is located in the Caribbean and consists of the islands St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. Virgin Islanders are natural-born U.S. citizens. Although Medicaid and CHIP enrollment rates are similar, adults living in the U.S. Virgin Islands are ...
But while Kuhn's crews restrung wire, U.S. Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI-At Large) said the recovery needs a deeper solution to better ground their grid. "Hurricanes are going to continue to come through the Caribbean and come with a veracity that we haven't seen in the past, ...
Burbank Water and Power will be sending several of its employees and some equipment to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help the Caribbean islands recover from the devastating hurricanes that battered them in September. The Burbank City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Jan. 9 to allow City ...
NWS: Tsunami advisory canceled for U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Updated: Jan 10 ... Though there was no immediate report of land damage, the National Weather Service out of San Juan tweeted that a tsunami advisory was in effect in Puerto Rico in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They later tweeted that ...
The U.S. Virgin Islands were hit with two Category 5 hurricanes in 12 days. First, Hurricane Irma slammed two of the three main islands, St. Thomas and St. John. The islands were pulling themselves together, clearing debris and even restoring power, when Hurricane Maria swept through them again and ...


 

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