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Territory's Court Houses Receive $1.5 Million From FEMA for Damage Caused By Hurricane Maria

Staff Consortium | August 31, 2020

The Office of Disaster Recovery announced today that the Judiciary of the Virgin Islands has received an obligation of $1,486,421 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program. These funds will cover renovations and the cost to replace the contents for multiple facets of the district’s operations, including both courthouses, vehicles, and the home of the Superior Court’s Rising Stars Steel Band Orchestra, O.D.R. said. According to the release, severe winds and rain allowed water to collect at the Mars Hill “Panyard”, leading to irreparable damages. Most of the critical equipment needed to carry-out the orchestra’s tutorial and enrichment functions were destroyed. The Superior Courthouse in Kingshill was the most impacted. The losses amassed to over $1M, encompassing interior and exterior repairs, according to O.D.R.…

FEMA Obligates $5.7 Million to Waste Management for…

Staff Consortium | August 25, 2020

The Office of Disaster Recovery announced Tuesday that $5.7 million has been obligated to the Virgin…

FEMA Provides $9 Million to Begin Design of New Charles…

Staff Consortium | July 29, 2020

ST. CROIX — FEMA has approved $9 million for the Department of Health to fund the architecture and engineering…

VI Housing Finance Authority Asks U.S. D.H.S., Office…

Ernice Gilbert | June 19, 2020

The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority has made a formal request to the Dept. of Homeland Security,…

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