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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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SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico’s governor said on Thursday he has tapped researchers at the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., to lead an independent probe into his administration’s controversial tally of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria. Governor Ricardo Rossello said in a statement it was “of great interest to

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — One thousand and seventy four households have benefited from the financial assistance program led by the BVI Red Cross and Caritas Antilles with the support of the Government of the British Virgin Islands. The program received financial support of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five months after Hurricane Irma shredded the roof of his house, Charles Caines feels like he’s “living in a tent in the jungle.” Sleeping under a FEMA blue tarp draped on the roof’s steel beams, he and his wife are fending off lizards, frogs, rats and mosquitoes

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