ODR and VIHFA, in collaboration with WTJX-TV Channel 12 announces the broadcast of the next episode of Recovery in Focus airing Thursday, May 28 at 8 p.m. on WTJX, and Facebook Live at facebook.com/wtjx. The third episode will highlight the Virgin Islands Department of Education, their vision for new schools in the territory, and the department’s progress towards the goals outlined in the Facilities Master Plan.
DSPR Receives $1.4M to Restore Emile Griffith Park
The Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation was awarded $1,412,908 to renovate a staple of the St. Thomas community. The funds to complete the repairs to the Emile Griffith Ballpark were obligated by the FEMA and are earmarked to restore all the park’s facilities.
Local Contractor to Complete Renovations to the George Simmons Senior Center
Work has begun to repair the George Simmons Senior Center on St. John. The facility was damaged after severe wind, and wind-driven rain from Hurricane Maria lifted the corrugated metal roofing, causing damages to the electrical and mechanical systems as well as the interior of the building.
FEMA Obligates Funding to Begin Design of New Hospitals
The Hospital Redevelopment Team comprised of the project management teams from the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Schneider Regional Medical Center and led by Darryl A. Smalls, P.E., Vice President of Facilities Management for Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) released a proposal to solicit the architecture and engineering services for JFL and SRMC.
FEMA Approves Arthur A. Richards Junior High School Replacement
FEMA officially approved the replacement of the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School due to the extent of damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This approval allows the Virgin Islands Department of Education to begin negotiating costs for the construction of a new school.
DPW Obligated $1.1M to Resolve Flooding in Gallows Bay
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, obligated $1,164,312 to the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Public Works to fund the first phase of the Gallows Bay Culvert Mitigation Project.
The U.S. Virgin Islands is reinforcing critical public health messaging like symptom-monitoring, infection prevention and ways to avoid the spread of disease into our territory. By following the health department’s guidance, you can keep yourself and your family safe if you come into contact with someone with COVID-19 or other viral respiratory pathogens like the flu.
Have you considered a career change, moving back to the territory, or are you a recent college graduate looking for a new and challenging first job. Well, maybe the Office of Disaster Recovery or its partners in the recovery can help.
Within the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority serves as the center of coordination for the anticipated $8 billion of federal funding over the next few years to support recovery efforts from the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.