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VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR America’s Caribbean. That is what it says on the license plates down there: U.S. Virgin Islands — America’s Caribbean. I should know. I lived there for three years in the early 2000s and still own a condo there today. Actually — “owned”

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BEAUTIFUL SETTING: Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino in Turner Hole on St. Croix’s East End. CHRISTIANSTED – As the Hurricane Irma clean up process begins in the territory, representatives at Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort & Casino in St. Croix are lending a helping hand by providing housing

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Dear Honorable Governor Mapp, It is with much gratitude and appreciation for your continued support of our most vulnerable population that I am taking this moment to thank you and your staff for the remarkable job of airlifting the ill and injured

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CRUZ BAY — An emergency response worker in St. John told CNN’s Jake Tapper that everyone there should be evacuated from the island as there is “no sustainable option” for them if they stay. The CNN report this afternoon mentioned that 100 of the electrical power infrastructure in St. John

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said one of its linemen, Jason Julius, was accidentally electrocuted and died on Tuesday while working in the Sugar Estate area of St. Thomas as part of a WAPA electrical restoration crew. “I must express my sincerest and deepest condolences to

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GIVING BACK:  Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) staff members receive donation from Cleone Boston (far left)  of Miracle Babies Support Foundation. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Schneider Regional Medical Center’s neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) received generous gifts from the Miracle Babies Support Foundation. The foundation donated a continuous positive airway pressure

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Fort Bragg soldiers from the 44th Medical Brigade deployed to St. Thomas this morning to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. “From the pictures I’ve seen, it’s [really damaged], but anything I can do to help and get them back to where they need to be so they

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 APOCALPYSE NOW: A woman with her two children walk past debris left by Hurricane Irma in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Residents of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands have seemingly been left to fend for themselves in the days

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma at Bitter End in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands September 8, 2017, is seen in this still image taken from social media video. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The U.S. government is turning away people trying to flee the hurricane-devastated British

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COMPLACENT AND PHAT: But what will Gov. Kenneth Ezra Mapp do now that his base of operations, the Ritz Carlton Hotel in St. Thomas, was shut down by the forces of Hurricane Irma? CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “Hurricane Mapp” might be worse than Hurricanes Marilyn and Irma combined … now that

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