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CHRISTIANSTED – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through May 15 at the territory’s request. Virgin Islanders who have no prescription insurance coverage and lost medicine or medical supplies due to hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for a free 30-day

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Over the weekend, children with varying abilities flocked to the “Cultivating Inclusion – Easter at the Movies” event hosted by Gov. Kenneth Mapp. On Saturday, over 200 children on St. Thomas, and 250 more on St. Croix on Sunday, filled Caribbean Cinemas for a private screening of Sherlock

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  CHRISTIANSTED — Project Promise, a non-profit organization on St. Croix, will launch a month-long initiative, starting April 3, 2018, to help residents deal with the psychological after-effects of Hurricane Maria. Project Promise, in collaboration with The Coaching and Leadership Professional Training Institute, will provide much-needed mental health services to residents, to

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HAVANA — Despite a massive humanitarian effort over the past six months in the Eastern Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, there is still much work to be done to rehabilitate water and sanitation and other infrastructure damaged by powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported recently.

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SAN JUAN — 2017 saw unprecedented weather in the United States. The country grappled with three catastrophic Category 4 tropical cyclones—including hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria—which together cost $265 billion. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit particularly hard by the one-two punch of hurricanes Irma and Maria just days apart in September.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Non-profits in the territory are going to get their money after all. Without the money, many of the organizations that help the Virgin Islands most needy would be in the red financially. So Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he changed his mind and has re-directed the Office of

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SAN JUAN — José López doesn’t have a deed for the little house at the edge of a dairy farm where he was raised and still lives — only the stories his grandfather told him about how the house came to be. It began with an agreement between gentlemen 39

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PANAMA CITY — Thousands of children, adolescents and their families affected by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, six months ago, in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Cuba and Haiti have been supported by UNICEF and its partners thanks to the $11.5 million raised through international donations during this time.

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WASILLA — Wasilla High School in Alaska opens the 2018 4A boys state tournament against East Anchorage on Thursday morning. It’s an expected return for a veteran-laden Wasilla program that finished as the 2017 runner-up in Alaska high school basketball. But for one member of the Warriors, the state tournament

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MISSING: SOKOTO CLENDINEN ON ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Thirty-five people have been reported missing in the territory and are still missing according to Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) records — nine on St. Thomas and 26 on St. Croix. According to an article in today’s V.I. Daily News by

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