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  By FREDERICK HANDLEMAN SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Health Care in the Virgin Islands is on life support and in critical condition. There is an urgent need for major changes to the antiquated, protectionist, draconian laws and regulations relating to the provision of health services in the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) says a “tripped (generator) unit” at its Richmond power plant plunged St. Croix customers on four feeders into darkness last night. The outage occurred about 8:30 p.m. Friday and affected St. Croix electrical feeders 2A, 3A, 4A and 10A. WAPA didn’t

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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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FILE PHOTO: Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray arrives to a meeting with senators of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) at the Senate building in Mexico City, Mexico January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril MEXICO CITY  — Mexico’s foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican

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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 –– The commissioner of the Labor testified before the Senate Committee dealing with her department and said that unemployment and disaster assistance checks totaled $12,157,398 up until mid January 2018. The majority of the unemployment checks went to St. Thomas, with $7,150,271 worth for 6,682 applicants as of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16, 2017 in parts of U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS announced Friday. President Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in the territory. Following the recent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – JetBlue announced that it will resume its second daily flight between St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport (STT) and San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) on Feb. 15. The return of an afternoon flight adds to the current schedule of one daily flight in the

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RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE: The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) promises to put the American and Virgin Islands flags on every flagpole in the territory before power is returned to normal customers. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — WAPA REMINDS PUBLIC THAT BILLS NOW BEING RECEIVED ARE FOR PRE-HURRICANE ELECTRICAL

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CHRISTIANSTED — It was a tale of two casino hotels. The first casino hotel ever in St. Croix — Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino on the East End — suffered “significant” damage and might not re-open until the last three months of 2018. The second casino hotel – Caravelle

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