VITEMA has completely replaced and fully reinforced the Tsunami Early Warning System on St. Thomas, St. John, and Water Island with steel poles, solar panels, and warning sirens. St. Croix’s system is expected to be completed in August.
DPW’s work on the road to the Gallows Bay Port is in progress to address the longstanding and dangerous flooding experienced by residents and businesses. These extensive repairs are part of several capital improvement projects for the area.
The Bureau of Information Technology’s new Computer Aided Dispatch/ Record Management System for 9-1-1 dispatchers, First Responders, and the Bureau of Corrections. automatically captures critical data from each emergency call. The Bryan-Roach Administration continues using technology to greatly improve efficient and effective government services.
WAPA has successfully completed phase two of Frederiksted’s Waterline Rehabilitation project, replacing lines contributing to poor water quality and low pressure in the town. Next up, waterlines in Hannah’s Rest, Campo Rico, and Clifton Hill will be replaced.
The Department of Health has reopened St. Thomas’ Eldra Schulterbrandt behavioral health facility. It is the only long-term care residential facility in the USVI treating patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disease, chronic depression, and substance abuse. The Office of Disaster Recovery is currently seeking funding to completely replace the second building on the complex.