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RIGHT-HAND MAN: Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, left, and Tom Secunda, co-founder and vice chairman at Bloomberg LP, right of center, unload supplies at the Myrah Keating Smith Health Center on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg CRUZ BAY -– Gov. Kenneth

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MIAMI — Flies in the food preparation areas. Milk, cheese, eggs and yogurt kept in too-hot temperatures. Soiled and clogged machinery. These were some of the conditions uncovered by two inspectors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during a routine November inspection of the Carnival Triumph. More

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CHRISTIANSTED – Since hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the territory in September, federal assistance has been “consistently flowing to survivors and communities to repair, recover and rebuild. So far, more than $456 million in federal funding has been provided.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate with the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “In order to continue protecting the lives and property of residents of the United States Virgin Islands,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has extended the State of the Emergency until next month. The State of Emergency declared effective on September 5, 2017 at 12:01 a.m., due to

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PHILIPSBURG — A British man was airlifted to the Cayman Islands after he fell from a  three-story balcony on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten on December 27. Reports are that 32-year Kurt Russell had been helping a friend to move when the incident occurred. Initially, Russell received medical treatment

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FEDERAL RELIEF–VA Task Force 2 USAR waiting for available transport to St. John and St Thomas to aid survivors of Hurricane Irma. FEMA/K.C.Wilsey CHRISTIANSTED – Survivors affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria are encouraged to register before the January 8, 2018 deadline with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for

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FREDERIKSTED – Between sporadic showers on Thursday, members of the Gerber family painted a colorful picket fence at Queen Louise Home for Children. The fence is one of the first of many repairs needed to the playground area after Hurricane Maria dismantled much of the play equipment. Cindy Gerber, Board

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SAN JUAN — Lenders to Puerto Rican homeowners have kicked foreclosures into high gear in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, skirting local and federal borrower protections. According to attorneys and experts, lenders have ignored federal moratoria on foreclosures; placed notices of default in newspapers where they’re unlikely to be seen; sent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA) ha anunciado hoy que todos los Centros de Recuperación de Negocios (BRCs por sus siglas en inglés) en St. Croix y St. Thomas cerrarán para el día de Navidad, el lunes, 25 de diciembre y el

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CHRISTIANSTED – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) on St. Croix and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands will close for Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1. SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster

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