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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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V.I. Launches Online Portal to Prescreen All Travelers to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

The U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal facilitates pre-arrival processing, thereby improving efficiency, reducing delays and providing a more seamless traveler experience.
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WAPA Board Approves STX Generator and Conversion of STT Unit to LPG Fuel

The WAPA Board has approved repairs to a generating unit on St. Croix and the conversion of a leased generator on St. Thomas to burn lower-cost propane fuel representing overall operational costs savings.

FirstBank Donates $40,000 to Nine Local Non-Profits

The Community Reinvestment Program of FirstBank is focused on projects and programs developed and managed by non-profits with priority given to initiatives that serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families.
WAPA Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer said he believes the string of recent power outages in the territory is over, and called the recent problems "unacceptable." (File photo)

Two WAPA Employees on St. Croix Contract Coronavirus, Precautionary Measures Taken

In a memorandum to employees of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Wednesday afternoon, Executive Director Lawrence J. Kupfer confirmed that two employees on St. Croix have tested positive for COVID-19.

WAPA Signs Contract for Four New Generators, Battery Storage System at Harley Plant

The generating units, which will provide an additional 36 megawatts of capacity, and the nine-megawatt energy storage system are slated to be fully operational in the first part of 2022.

VIEDA Modifies Customer Service Hours

VIEDA offices in both districts will be in operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This modified schedule will remain in effect until Friday, July 31.

Oriental Bank to Change Service Hours on Monday, July 20

Oriental branches will continue conducting temperature checks of visitors to the branch. Everyone who enters must wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer and maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Territory Implements Testing Protocols for Travelers From Highly Impacted U.S. States

Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte says while the global community learns to adapt to coronavirus (COVID-19), protecting lives and livelihoods while ensuring the territory's economic survival is the order of the day for the foreseeable future.

Op-Ed: A Unique Opportunity to Reset the Relationship With Cruise Lines

As the region begins to recover from the effects of the virus, this should be the time when governments look to the future, jointly explore how cruise lines can be encouraged to put much more back and play a genuinely sustainable developmental role.

Airlines Are Working Toward A Sustainable Caribbean Solution

Last week, LIAT announced that no further information about its future will be available until after its next annual general meeting, which has not yet been scheduled.