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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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Entrance of Preacher’s Cave (Jane Day) SAN JUAN — They were called the Taíno, and the Europeans who colonized their land took almost everything away from them. A half-century after Christopher Columbus set foot upon the New World, these decimated natives of the Caribbean – who once numbered somewhere in

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CHAMBLEE, Ga.  — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her here on St. Croix. The Big Island’s air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the Caribbean. But if she went home now, she would quickly die. Edwards, 84, requires

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FREDERIKSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he approved a contract on Wednesday for major improvements to Route 75 on St. Croix, better known as Clifton Hill Road. The road project will begin from the Melvin Evans Highway and continue to the Queen Mary Highway at the container port intersection. “As

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Beginning on February 12, 2018, the Committee to Elect Soraya Diase Coffelt Governor said it will launch a broad-ranging media campaign introducing Soraya’s vision to the people of the Virgin Islands. Her vision is centered on transforming the Virgin Islands into the economic powerhouse and leader in

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By VANISA SOLOMON SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For many of our Virgin Islands residents, hurricanes Irma and Maria felt like an atrocious dream. Unfortunately, the sad reality is those two Category 5 hurricanes unleashed their “punishing fury” on our lovely Virgin Islands. I commend the first responders,

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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Republican National Committeeman Jevon Williams released the following statement in response to Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s criticism of the administration in the opinion page of today’s Virgin Islands Free Press among other media: “Congresswoman Plaskett has repeatedly shown that she is more interested in party politics than rolling

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  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good day Editor: Some residents in Lorraine Village apartments in the grove place area on St. Croix are still without electricity. The management needs to repair weather heads in order for power to be restored. I feel like I’m in a ruthless dream that is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Former President Bill Clinton backed up Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s assertion that rebuilding with added resiliency is the right thing to do in the territory. During a visit to St. Thomas on Monday, President Clinton agreed that hardening the territory’s infrastructure will save both tax dollars

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SEOUL — Virgin Islands skeleton slider Kathryn Tannenbaum will miss the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday turned down her attempt to compete via a quota spot. The CAS said it acknowledged that the slider met the general qualifying crieria but added all

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