March 23, 2021
VI Fire Service, Assistant Director Antonio Stevens and VI Housing Finance Authority Director Daryl Griffith joins host and Office of Disaster Recovery Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien on the next episode of Recovery in Focus.
Director Griffith returns to discuss Envision Tomorrow, CDBG-DR’s Mitigation Program, and the agency’s newest initiative, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which hopes to distribute over $20M in direct payments to eligible residents and customers who have fallen behind in their ability to pay monthly rent or utility bills.
Assistant Director Antonio Stevens and Kamilah Clenance, Executive Assistant to the Director of the Virgin Island Fire Service, will share the most recent updates on the department’s efforts to reconstruct fire stations across the territory and plans to combine EMS and Fire Services.
This month’s “In the News” segment highlights several Hazard Mitigation Grant Program projects to include UVI’s St. Thomas Wind Retrofit, DPW’s Slope Stabilization and UVI’s Coral Mangrove Restoration. Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture Commissioner Positive Nelson takes us to the St. Croix Agricultural Fair Grounds to talk construction and the influence of St. Croix culture bearer Janice Tutein.
Make sure to tune in to Thursday’s episode on WTJX TV Channel 12 at 8:00 p.m. You can also watch online at wtjx.org/livestream or facebook.com/wtjx.