News

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

 

  • Newsletter: St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group/VOAD

    Jan 15, 2019
    The St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) assists individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria.
  • Beach Advisory (January 11, 2019)

    Jan 11, 2019
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Bluebeard’s and Secret Harbor (St. Thomas); Cruz Bay (St. John).
  • Beach Advisory (January 4, 2019)

    Jan 4, 2019
    Due to lab closure, DPNR did not conduct its weekly beach monitoring for the week of December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019; therefore, the water quality of these beaches is unknown.
  • Governor Appoints Acting Agency Heads

    Dec 27, 2018
    Denise Lewis appointed as Acting Director of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), Joyce Dore-Griffin as Acting Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, and Jason Marsh as Acting Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Police Department
  • Beach Advisory (December 21, 2018)

    Dec 21, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay (St. John).
  • Temporary Closure of VITEMA Offices Territory Wide

    Dec 14, 2018
    The St. Croix offices of VITEMA will be temporarily closed during the hours of 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The St. Thomas and St. John offices of VITEMA will be temporarily closed during the hours of 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, December 21, 2018.
  • Beach Advisory (December 13, 2018)

    Dec 13, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Coki Point (St. Thomas); Buccaneer (St. Croix).
  • Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 12, 2018
    Be aware of risks relating to holiday theft, posting travel plans to social media, faulty electrical lighting, impaired driving, and seasonal illnesses.
  • Beach Advisory (December 7, 2018)

    Dec 7, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Water Bay and Vessup Bay (St. Thomas); Great Cruz Bay (St. John).
  • Beach Advisory (November 30, 2018)

    Dec 3, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Water Bay (St. Thomas).
  • Beach Advisory (November 21, 2018)

    Nov 21, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Water Bay (St. Thomas).
  • Storm Water - Beach Advisory (November 15, 2018)

    Nov 15, 2018
    DPNR advises the public to refrain from using any of the coastal waters throughout the Territory until further notification.
  • Preparedness Tip of the Week - Always Be Ready for an Emergency

    Nov 14, 2018
    Be informed, make and practice your plan, and save for an emergency
  • VITEMA Closely Monitoring Tropical Weather System

    Nov 11, 2018
    Satellite data indicate that a tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles is gradually becoming better defined and continues to produce strong gusty winds mainly to the east of the disturbance.
  • Storm Water - Beach Advisory

    Nov 9, 2018
    DPNR anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.
  • Beach Advisory (November 2, 2018)

    Nov 2, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Hull Bay and Water Bay (St. Thomas); Cruz Bay and Oppenheimer (St. John).
  • Beach Advisory (October 26, 2018)

    Oct 26, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Stoney Ground, Princess Condo Row and Grapetree Bay on St. Croix.
  • Tips on Identifying Suspicious Packages

    Oct 25, 2018
    Suspicious packages could be delivered to your home or workplace, so it is good practice to be vigilant and aware of what to do.
  • Beach Advisory (October 19, 2018)

    Oct 19, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Halfpenny (St. Croix); Bluebeard’s, Lindquist, Sapphire (St. Thomas); Oppenheimer (St. John).
  • Beach Advisory (October 12, 2018)

    Oct 12, 2018
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Bluebeard’s and Water Bay in St. Thomas. Cruz Bay, Frank Bay, Johnson Bay and Oppenheimer in St. John.