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CHRISTIANSTED — The money for services at St. Croix’s only hospital, the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, primarily goes into the pockets of local medical doctors, rather to the health facility itself. That was the bombshell announcement that came from Troy de Chabert-Schuster, the vice chairman of JFL’s

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WASHINGTON — It’s been 150 days since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, but the island still isn’t at a level of recovery that satisfies the U.S. Army’s top engineer. “I am not satisfied that people in Puerto Rico should have to wait that much time for power,” Lt. Gen.

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TWO RIVERS, Wisc. — Line workers from our electric utility recently returned from a mutual aid mission in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They assisted in restoring electric services wiped out by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September  2017. Expert line workers Brian Delleman and Darrick Wendricks worked for an initial 30-day

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WASHINGTON—About six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall and nearly four months after an initial trip to the islands, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced a follow-up trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to review recovery efforts of the islands’ communications facilities. Pai will visit the islands

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LYNN, Mass. — A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Massachusetts man after more than three years on the run, prosecutors said. Hector Radame Diaz Emiliano, also known as Nelson J. Rodriguez Figueroa and Abismael Xxxgerena, was held without bail Tuesday after pleading not

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MIAMI — A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Bahamas on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Two St. Thomas men appeared in federal court today to hear charges that they were convicted felons illegally in possession of guns. Rehelio Trant, 39, and Gamba Potter, 32, each of St. Thomas, made their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native appeared in federal court in St. Thomas today to answer charges that he made fraudulent claims that he lost hundreds of items in the mail. Shaquin Brodie, 20, a former resident of St. John, appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth

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CHRISTIANSTED — Linemen from across Missouri sent personnel to St. Croix for storm restoration including Independence Power & Light, City of Harrisonville, Mo., Columbia Water & Light, and Macon Municipal Utilities. Hannibal Board of Public Works Line Superintendent and four Journeymen Linemen left the continental U.S. on Nov. 25, 2017,

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PORT TASK FORCE: (from left) Department of Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty, Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Department of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp met with the Ports of the Virgin Islands – Charlotte Amalie Task Force on Tuesday for the first task force meeting of 2018 to

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