News

Press releases, news, announcements, statements and other public information from VITEMA.

 

  • Beach Advisory (May 28, 2021)

    May 28, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Frank Bay on St. John.
  • VITEMA Vaccine Appointment Call-Center to Close for Memorial Day

    May 24, 2021
    Call-Center hours will resume Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.
  • Beach Advisory (May 21, 2021)

    May 21, 2021
    All beaches are considered to be safe for swimming or fishing. Note: Samples could not be collected at the following beaches: Columbus Landing and Grapetree Bay on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (May 14, 2021)

    May 14, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Cruz Bay on St. John.
  • VITEMA to Distribute Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Maps for 2021

    May 10, 2021
    VITEMA will begin distributing 6,000 free Hurricane Tracking Maps for use by the public beginning, May 10 on all four U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Beach Advisory (May 7, 2021)

    May 7, 2021
    Samples were not collected at the following beaches: Grapetree Bay on St. Croix, and Honeymoon Beach on Water Island.
  • Beach Advisory (April 16, 2021)

    Apr 16, 2021
    Many are considered to be safe for swimming or fishing, but the state of the following beaches is unknown: Princess (Condo Row), Protestant Cay, New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta), Buccaneer, Shoy’s, Chenay Bay, Cramer’s Park, Grapetree Bay and Halfpenny Beach on St. Croix. Morningstar Beach on St. Thomas. Johnson Bay on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (April 9, 2021)

    Apr 9, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Dorsch Beach on St. Croix.
  • VITEMA to Host Community Emergency Response Team Training Events

    Apr 8, 2021
    The multi-day event will educate volunteers about preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and will train them in basic disaster response such as fire safety, team organization, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations.
  • VITEMA Begins Installation of Tsunami Warning Sirens Territory-wide

    Apr 8, 2021
    In partnership with American Signal Corporation, new tsunami siren installation started on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.
  • Beach Advisory (April 2, 2021)

    Apr 2, 2021
    Samples were not collected at the following beaches: Grapetree Bay and Gentle Winds on St. Croix (due to sargassum seaweed). Morningstar on St. Thomas (due to time constraints). Johnson Bay on St. John (due to time constraints).
  • Beach Advisory (March 26, 2021)

    Mar 26, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Princess, Protestant Cay, New Fort, Buccaneer, Shoy’s, Chenay, Cramer’s Park, Grapetree Bay, and Halfpenny Beach on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (March 19, 2021)

    Mar 19, 2021
    Samples were not collected at the following beaches: Princess, Protestant Cay, New Fort, Buccaneer, Shoy’s, Chenay Bay, Cramer’s Park, Grapetree Bay, and Halfpenny Beach on St. Croix (due to time constraints). Morningstar on St. Thomas (due to time constraints). Cruz Bay, Oppenheimer, Johnson Bay, Great Cruz Bay, and Frank Bay on St. John (due to vehicle issues).
  • Beach Advisory (March 12, 2021)

    Mar 12, 2021
    The following beaches are not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Grapetree Bay on St. Croix, Lindberg Bay on St. Thomas, and Frank Bay on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (February 26, 2021)

    Feb 26, 2021
    All beaches are considered safe for swimming or fishing, except for Gentle Winds (St. Croix) and Morningstar (St. Thomas) where samples could not be collected.
  • Beach Advisory (February 19, 2021)

    Feb 19, 2021
    All beaches are considered safe for swimming or fishing, except for St. Croix beaches (water quality untested, unknown quality).
  • Beach Advisory (February 12, 2021)

    Feb 12, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay on St. John. Please note: Samples were not collected at the following beaches: All beaches on St. Croix, Honeymoon Beach on Water Island, and Morningstar on St. Thomas. Therefore, the water quality at these beaches is unknown.
  • Beach Advisory (February 5, 2021)

    Feb 5, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (January 29, 2021)

    Jan 29, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Cruz Bay and Frank Bay on St. John. Please note, samples were not collected at the following beaches (water quality unknown): All beaches on St. Croix, Morningstar on St. Thomas, Johnson Bay on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (January 22, 2021)

    Jan 22, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Stony Ground on St. Croix. Please note: Samples were also not collected at the following beaches: Sprat Hall, Grapetree Bay, and Gentle Winds on St. Croix (due to Sargassum Seaweed).