Even as stimulus program dollars are paying for long-needed
repair work on Gifft Hill and South Shore road, there are more coming.
Gov. John de Jongh said multi-billion dollar appropriations
bill just passed by Congress is worth $33 million for Virgin islands projects.
The Inquiring Iguana is pretty focused on St. John and scoured the legislation for what it means directly for the island.
- $200,000 for the acquisition of a refurbished passenger ferry for St. John
- $3.25 million for acquisition of land at Maho Bay and Hawksnest Bay for the National Park.
Other provisions in the bill provide for some new buses for Vitran and a new 911 emergency communications center.
The Governor said he is "enormously grateful."