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ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration said that over $108 million in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for businesses and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Currently, 1,450 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $108,570,500 for affected survivors. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp has renewed a controversial executive order that authorized the scandal-plagued Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) to seize the firearms and ammunition of law-abiding Americans living in this U.S. territory and the larger Caribbean. Mapp issed the declaration of a State of Emergency for the

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FORT LAUDERDALE – Whether you are shipping packages for an occasion, special event or if you are shipping commercial freight to restock your inventory, Amerijet International is the shipping company of choice for many. With more than 40 years of experience in the global air cargo industry, Amerijet’s worldwide network reaches across

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TOURISTS POSE: If photo opportunities could restore the Virgin Islands back the way it was before the hurricanes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would have already restored the territory. Here, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, 42, shows what is most important to him — a photo of him here after

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HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND NOT INFLUENCE PEOPLE: Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett on the attack. WASHINGTON — Forty-one days before Hurricane Irma would ravage St. Thomas and St. John, Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett attacked a radio talk show host on the floor of the U.S. Congress. The subject

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PERTH AMBOY — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J. 6th District) met with local advocates and leaders Monday in the city to discuss his Energy and Commerce Committee Delegation weekend trip to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Pallone also sought input and suggestions from the advocates on the ongoing post-Hurricane Maria recovery. During

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OVERDUE CLEANUP: The Frederiksted Post Office was content to leave hurricane debris in front of their work place indefinitely. Del. Stacey Plaskett’s letter forced them to start working to clean up the West End post office. FREDERIKSTED — Some 75 days after Hurricane Maria, Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are coming together with a new solution for one struggling commonwealth and one struggling territory. “Half of the people there, American citizens all, still have no electricity,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. Sanders introduced a new comprehensive plan to help the people of Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

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LUCKY DOG: New York Army National Guard Spc. Stefani DeManincor, a member of the 105th Military Police Company, with Ava, the stray dog she adopted during a deployment to the U.S. Virgin Islands. DeManincor and 97 other members of the 105th MP Company deployed to St. Croix in the wake of

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UNIDENTIFIED BY CNN: This man’s picture was featured in the article but who he is and where he lives is not stated by the Cable News Network. CHRISTIANSTED — The Cable News Network (CNN) wrote a story about St. Croix “75 days after Maria” on Sunday saying that at least

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