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CHRISTIANSTED — Speaking at a news conference hosted by Acting Governor Osbert Potter this week, Executive Director Julio Rhymer, Sr. thanked WAPA’s employees, along with the on and off-island contractors, and the public who continue to support the ongoing restoration of electrical service across the territory. Rhymer reported that the build-out of

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TOXIC RESORT: Sirenusa Resort’s Villa Capri in St. John cost multiple thousands of dollars per day to stay there before the methyl bromide accident — now it is $150 per night. CRUZ BAY — A pest control company will pay more than $9 million in criminal fines tied to the use

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SMELL TEST: Experts in the field said Whitefish significantly over-inflated its fees, almost 17 times the average salary of Puerto Rico-based linemen. SAN JUAN — The Montana energy company that was awarded a contract to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid in the wake of Hurricane Maria is facing scrutiny over the amount

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CHRISTIANSTED — A faulty air compressor led to a generator explosion in the powerhouse at the Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage facility on St. Croix and to this day the incident has not been reported to the appropriate federal authorities, the Virgin Islands Free Press has confirmed. Although one person

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BRIDGETOWN — Tourists must be educated to know which are the safest times to visit the region. And also which areas are least likely to face a catastrophic storm. Dive groups are trying to assuage tourists’ fears regarding hurricanes and inclement weather to increase tourism to the region. The Caribbean

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As CARICOM trade ministers meet to discuss the future of Caribbean sugar, David Jessop (Caribbean Council) argues that successful protection of the industry will require that the four exporting countries, their fractious sugar industries, and food and drink manufacturers jointly recognize the long-term benefits that could flow from integration. GEORGETOWN — Among the

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TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Has the response by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) been timely? CHARLOTTE AMALIE — More than two months after Hurricane Irma rattled St. Thomas and St. John to the core, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it wants to help YOU! People the Virgin

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MASHED UP: The inside of the Cyril E. King International Airport after Hurricane Irma hit Sept. 6. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two months after Hurricane Irma, there’s a FEMA blue tarp covering the roof of the Cyril E. King International Airport — and airlines say that that is just not good

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NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES’ NORWEGIAN DAWN FREDERIKSTED — Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn will dock in St. Croix three times this month, beginning Saturday. The ship’s arrival will mark the return of cruise ships to the Big Island after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island nearly two months ago. “St. Croix looks forward

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CHRISTIANSTED — The electrical company that won the contract for the Virgin Islands  said that every customer on St. Croix should have electricity by April Fools day (April 1, 2018). PSEG, which stands for Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. said some of its workers might be allowed to work only

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