Tropical Storm Warning Issued for USVI, BVI, & Puerto Rico as Laura Approaches

Ads St. Thomas 𑁋 Tropical Storm Laura strengthen into a named storm Friday morning in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm Laura has triggered a tropical storm warning and warning of extreme weather alerts in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and Hispanola. Tropical storm conditions are … Read more

UVI Reports Another Devastating Coral Bleaching Event in the Virgin Islands Not Seen Since 2005

Ads St. Thomas 𑁋 In 2005, scientists at the University of the Virgin Islands measured unprecedented increases in ocean temperatures resulting in mass coral bleaching and mortality. At that time, approximately 60% of our shallow-water corals bleached and died. Between August to October this year, increases in ocean temperatures nearly as severe as the 2005 … Read more

Trump Could Divert FEMA Aid in Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico for Border Wall

Ads Puerto Rico’s Governor, Ricardo Rossello slammed the President in response to a report published by NBC News detailing how he would fund a border wall on the southern border of the United States by diverting disaster aid from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and California. The report cites “three U.S. officials familiar with … Read more

Plaskett: ‘Congress is More Concerned With Imposing on the Territories’

Ads Washington — Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett addressed Congress yesterday, and had some fiery words for the chamber. Plaskett ripped into the Congressional body and their concerns involving insurance and cost sharing in the wake of a catastrophic storm. The Congresswoman pointed out that Congress was in fact the institution, “That underfunds the territories … Read more

Blue Wave Empowers Plaskett, 33rd Legislature May Bring Bolder Policy

Ads St. Thomas — Nearly two weeks later, Democrats continue to pick up more seats in the House. Political analysts who predicted a blue wave quickly doubled back when it became apparent the Senate would remain in Republican control. Two weeks after nationwide elections concluded, it is still not fully clear if the stage has … Read more

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