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MANAGUA — Representatives of the Palestinian diaspora in the region have been arriving in the Nicaraguan capital as the Fourth Congress of the Confederation of Palestinian Communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, COPLAC, gets underway today. More than 120 Palestinian workers from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador,

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MISSING EIGHT DAYS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA: HANNAH UPP CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A young schoolteacher with a rare form of amnesia is feared dead after she disappeared in St. Thomas last month and remains missing to this day. Hannah Upp was last seen leaving her apartment on St. Thomas about 8 a.m.

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FREDERIKSTED — Three weeks after Hurricane Maria demolished St. Croix as a Category 5 storm at least 90 percent of the island still does not have electricity and many residents do not have running water or a place to stay to shelter them from torrential tropical rains that happen this

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CHRISTIANSTED — Lesson learned from Hurricane Irma. If the government waits until after the storm to evacuate tourists it could take days … even a week before visitors can leave. This time, with a Category 4 storm in the name of Hurricane Maria facing St. Croix, the Virgin Islands government

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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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TALK TALK TALK: And more talk. Gov. Kenneth Mapp does what he does best, talk about the problems, rather than solving them. On Friday, Mapp asked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help him get the islands back in shape. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was escorted

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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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RAKED BARE: A speed limit sign stands tilted and a power line that snapped it half lays on a building, after the passage of Hurricane Irma in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The last of the late-summer tourists were gone today

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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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