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Pictured from left to right: Victor Somme III, and Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien -Photo from the Office of Disaster Recovery


May 26, 2020

Recovery in Focus Features an Update on Schools


U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR) and the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), in collaboration with WTJX-TV Channel 12 (WTJX) 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

The third episode will highlight the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE), their vision for new schools in the territory, and the department’s progress towards the goals outlined in the Facilities Master Plan.

Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien, Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery, will host Thursday’s show. She will be joined by guests from the VIDE, Commissioner, Racquel Berry-Benjamin, Assistant Commissioner, Victor Somme III, Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Dionne Wells-Hedrington, and Architect, Channel Callwood.

WTJX will also share the broadcast online on their live stream, and the PBS app, which can be viewed via TV streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, etc., as well as on smart devices.

Recovery in Focus premiered in March and will continue to provide viewers with the most recent developments in ODR’s five priority areas; hospitals, schools, roads, housing, and power, as well as other critical projects that impact the daily lives of residents. A new episode of Recovery in Focus will air on the last Thursday of every month.