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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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CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp has been lauded for his leadership in the face of two Category 5 hurricanes, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, in  Inc.com, a weekly magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners. His direct communication style is described as being “exemplary,” by Melanie Curtin, who didn’t live in the territory

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  EXTRADITED TO OREGON: Jason Monigold. Friends here say he is innocent of the charges. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man will be extradited to Oregon to face child rape charges, according to Lt. Dan Duncan, public information officer for the Corvallis, Oregon Police Department. Jason D. Monigold, 42,

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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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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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ARRESTED IN TAMPA, FLORIDA: DION BARNES OF ESTATE CAMPO RICO, ST. CROIX TAMPA — SWAT deputies here said they searched a St. Croix man’s home and found more than 40 pounds of marijuana, LSD and suspected psychedelic mushrooms in a suitcase, and three handguns. One of the three handguns found in

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WANTED FUGITIVE: Jahani Joseph of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man wanted for attempted murder has been returned to the territory to face the music here. Jahani Joseph, 25, faces attempted murder and first-degree assault charges. Joseph was involved in an automobile accident in Georgia and police

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BLEAK HOUSE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp is presiding over a 100,000-person territory with no money. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The economic future of the Virgin Islands is in dire jeopardy. The debt crisis, also affecting neighboring Puerto Rico, is hitting home in the territory, too. By 2017, St. Thomas, St. John and

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