FAA Awards U.S. Virgin Islands $41 Million To Maintain Airports Under CARES Act Stimulus Bill

Ads U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands $41,145,247 to maintain the Territory’s airport as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus bill. Of the allotment, $21,527,641 is earmarked for Cyril King Airport on St. Thomas and $19, 617,606 is for Henry … Read more

Government House Website Goes Down, Blinding Residents and Media Covering the Spread of the Coronavirus

Ads Updated: The Government House website is back online upon publishing this report. St. Thomas 𑁋 The Government House website is currently offline in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s unclear how long the website has been offline and the last time it was accessible to the Mint Team was last night. By 7:50 … Read more

USVI Government is Prohibited from Closing Airports Without FAA Approval

Ads St. Thomas 𑁋 In a statement Wednesday, Governor Wanda Vázquez said that her administration made a request to Federal Aviation Administrator Stephen Dickson to close Puerto Rican airspace for at least fourteen days.  Vázquez said in the press conference that this was a crucial step the Puerto Rican government needed to take to further … Read more

Watch: Plaskett Blasts Rep. Tom Rice in Debate About Disaster Funding for U.S. Territories on House Floor

Ads Washington D.C. 𑁋 Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett exchanged some fiery words on the House floor in response to comments by Congressman Hugh Thompson Rice Jr., who represents South Carolina’s 7th congressional district. The debate raised a few eyebrows and caught the attention of some members, including Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In a tweet, Plaskett said, “Congress … Read more

USVI Senators Attend the Congressional Black Caucus 2020 National Black Leadership Summit in D.C.

Ads Washington D.C. 𑁋 In wide corridors, amidst historic arches, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center was filled with Black and brown faces in damp sweaters and trench coats. The temperature in the nation’s capital was temperate with light rain showers throughout the day. Black leaders, many who arrived from all corners of the United States … Read more

VITEMA Issues Tips as Nearby Earthquakes Continue

Ads St. Thomas 𑁋 As nearby earthquakes continue to impact Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands remain on alert. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico, causing further damages to the island’s infrastructure. There are currently no tsunami watches or warnings issued for the U.S. … Read more

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