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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, ranking member on the House Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, has introduced “The Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2018.” In a news release issued Tuesday, Plaskett said the two territories need the help. “Puerto Rico

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LOS ANGELES — Burbank Water and Power will be sending several of its employees and some equipment to the territory to help St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix recover from the powerful hurricanes that battered them in September. The Burbank City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Jan.

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SMOOTH SAILIN’: Linval Joseph helped the New York Giants win a Super Bowl in 2011. EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — If Vikings players want some locker-room advice on what it’s like to venture deep into the postseason, there aren’t a lot of places to turn. Minnesota has just two players who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Acting Governor Osbert Potter has advised Senate President Myron D. Jackson of the action he has taken on several legislative bills, including measures that should allow a $30 million private investment in the Virgin Islands’ horse racing industry to move forward. Potter approved Bill No. 32-0093, which establishes

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WELLINGTON — A fundraiser last week in Florida brought in some big money for hurricane relief in the British Virgin Islands. The Thursday event was co-hosted by Palm Beach Travel, the British Virgin Islands Tourism Board, Lamborghini and The Moorings. At least 50 guests packed the International Polo Club Palm Beach

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NEW KING IN KINGSTON: The boy lived in the Corporate Area of Kingston in Jamaica KINGSTON — Fears over a killer Ebola-like disease in Jamaica are mounting after an eight-year-old boy died of a fever that caused lethal internal bleeding. The tragic youngster from Kingston was diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic

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V.I. Free Press photo by GARY DAVIDSON https://www.facebook.com/DreamlifePhotographySTX/ CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), the U.S. Coast Guard and salvage contractors completed vessel salvage operations on St. Croix, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. In accordance with the Emergency Support Function-10 (ESF-10) for oil and hazardous

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ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — Elderly homes on Tortola and Virgin Gorda will soon undergo needed emergency repairs to their structures which sustained extensive damage following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The repair works are being funded by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Health Emergency Department and

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FREDERIKSTED — Police say they are investigating an armed robbery of a woman at St. Croix Mutual Homes on Thursday night. The woman said that the robbery took place before 9 p.m. when she called the 911 Emergency Call Center to report the incident. The victim said that she was

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  CRUZ BAY — The time might have passed people looking for personal disaster assistance, but FEMA programs continue in the territory.. “FEMA is going to be here for the long haul,” FEMA public information officer Eric Adams said. Late applications will still be considered if there’s a good reason

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