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Laughter and animated chatter cut through the hot, still classroom air. Gifft Hill School high school students linger over lunch, the cadence of their conversation reminiscent of typical teens discussing the latest episode of their favorite TV show or laughing over social media posts shared by their friends. But what these teens are discussing, more than a month after...
ST. THOMAS -- St. John students attending the Julius E. Sprauve School and Ivanna Eudora Kean High School started the new school year on Monday. Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum is asking parents to send children to classes in uniform and with a daily supply of drinking water. The two schools missed the scheduled start for public schools in the St....
TUTU PARK MALL -- The head of the newly branded phone company says restoring service to St. John is tricky. VIYA Chief Executive Officer Alvaro Pilar held a press briefing last week to declare his intent to stage a bold comeback from the ravages of the mighty Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The two Category 5 storms left the Virgin Islands’...
These days my idea of finding solace and inspiration by “connecting with nature” seems like a bad joke. Most people are anxious for strongly-built walls and roofs to keep out the wind and rain, and sun, and mosquitoes, and other unwelcome manifestations of nature. But so many homes, hopes and livelihoods have been blown away. At the beginning of the...
Special Content for St. John Tradewinds and Virgin Islands Source. After a disaster, it’s impossible to plan an effective recovery operation without knowing the scope of damage and type of assistance disaster survivors need. Global Disaster Immediate Response, an NGO fondly referred to by locals as “DIRT” has taken on the task of assessing problems on St. John. Immediately after Hurricane Irma...
Special content for St. John Tradewinds and Virgin Islands Source. WAPA is ready to light up parts of Cruz Bay as soon as St. Thomas can power up the Tutu substation that feeds the underwater cables to St. John, according to Richard Lanclos, WAPA Line Superintendent.  “They just need to plug it in,” he said. WAPA crews continue to repair poles...
It once was said that if you want to see anyone on St. John, stand by the Post Office. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and their shy brother, Hurricane Jose, rearranged that picture. Now, if you want to see anyone, stand around a couple of Cruz Bay restaurants where a daily meal is handed over the counter, free of charge. This...
(St. John, VI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the St. John Community that effective immediately the Susannaberg Transfer Station will no longer be accepting waste from haulers because the site is being utilized for the management of debris from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Haulers are defined as individuals operating a business for profit whose vehicle/hauling body...
Editor's Note: We received the following letter in response to the "Swift Remediation in Time for New Year at St. John Christian Academy," article. We appreciate the efforts of Ms. Polhemus for her fundraising efforts and her outreach to the St. John Community. We don't want to overlook the work of Kenny Chesney's Love for Love City Group for...
ELECTRIC SYSTEM On St. Croix Tuesday, crews energized areas in the vicinity of the Henry Rohlsen Airport on Feeder 8B as well as on a double circuit Feeder 6A. Removal of storm debris which include downed poles, power lines, transformers and fuses continued into Frederiksted in the Mount Pleasant, William’s Delight and Two Brothers areas. On St. John, crews continued...
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