News

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

 

  • Beach Advisory (January 14, 2022)

    Jan 14, 2022
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay on St. John; Halfpenny Beach on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (December 17, 2021)

    Dec 17, 2021
    Many beaches are considered to be safe for swimming or fishing, but no samples could be collected from the following beaches: St. Croix and St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (December 10, 2021)

    Dec 10, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Water Bay on St. Thomas; Shoy’s on St. Croix; Great Cruz Bay on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (December 3, 2021)

    Dec 3, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Lindbergh Bay, Brewer’s Bay and Water Bay on St. Thomas; Dorch Beach, Frederiksted Public Beach, Rainbow Beach, Cane Bay, Gentle Winds, Buccaneer and Shoy’s on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (November 24, 2021)

    Nov 24, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Coki Point and Bluebeard’s Beach on St. Thomas. Princess (Condo Row), New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta), and Shoy’s on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (November 19, 2021)

    Nov 19, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Water Bay on St. Thomas, Princess (Condo Row) on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (November 12, 2021)

    Nov 12, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Bluebeard’s Beach on St. Thomas; Shoy’s and Princess (Condo Row) on St. Croix; Cruz Bay on St. John.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Hotline to Close for Holiday

    Nov 8, 2021
    COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Hotline to close on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day.
  • Beach Advisory (November 6, 2021)

    Nov 6, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Bluebeard’s Beach on St. Thomas; Protestant Cay and Princess (Condo Row) on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (October 29, 2021)

    Oct 29, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Cruz Bay and Frank Bay on St. John; Bluebeard’s Beach and Lindbergh Bay on St. Thomas.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Hotline to Close for Holiday

    Oct 26, 2021
    The COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Hotline (340-777-8227) will be closed on Monday, November 1st in observance of Liberty Day / D. Hamilton Jackson Day.
  • Beach Advisory (October 22, 2021)

    Oct 22, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Cruz Bay, Frank Bay, Oppenheimer, Great Cruz Bay, and Johnson Bay on St. John; Water Bay on St. Thomas.
  • VITEMA to Conduct 2021 Virgin Islands Great ShakeOut Drill

    Oct 20, 2021
    The 2021 VI Great ShakeOut Drill will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 10:21 am EST.
  • Beach Advisory (October 15, 2021)

    Oct 15, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Cruz Bay on St. John; Bluebeards Beach, Lindbergh Bay, and Secret Harbor on St. Thomas.
  • VITEMA Alerts Warn of Hazardous Storm Conditions on St. Croix

    Oct 14, 2021
    The storms resulted in minor cleanup and infrastructure including power, roads, telecommunications, and internet service were all operational.
  • Beach Advisory (October 8, 2021)

    Oct 8, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Grapetree Bay, Rainbow Beach and Dorsch Beach on St. Croix; Coki Point on St. Thomas.
  • Beach Advisory (October 1, 2021)

    Oct 1, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Princess (Condo Row) on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (September 24, 2021)

    Sep 24, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay and Johnson Bay (St. John), Stony Ground (St. Croix), and Coki Point, Water Bay and Limetree Bay (St. Thomas).
  • Beach Advisory (September 17, 2021)

    Sep 17, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay and Johnson Bay on St. John. Hull Bay, Water Bay, and Secret Harbor on St. Thomas.
  • Beach Advisory (August 27, 2021)

    Aug 27, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay on St. John, Dorsch Beach and Sprat Hall on St. Croix, and Coki Point on St. Thomas.