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CHRISTIANSTED — On Thursday September 14, 2017 about 7 a.m. 911 Emergency Call Center, received a call of shots being discharged in the Castle Coakley area. Upon officers arrival officers observed an unresponsive Hispanic male individual with a gunshot wound to the head, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center said that it was watching two tropical waves as they came off the coast of Africa. The first tropical wave is located about 800 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce widespread showers and thunderstorms. “Environmental conditions are expected to be

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Dear Honorable Governor Mapp, It is with much gratitude and appreciation for your continued support of our most vulnerable population that I am taking this moment to thank you and your staff for the remarkable job of airlifting the ill and injured

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RAKED BARE: A speed limit sign stands tilted and a power line that snapped it half lays on a building, after the passage of Hurricane Irma in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The last of the late-summer tourists were gone today

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CRUZ BAY — An emergency response worker in St. John told CNN’s Jake Tapper that everyone there should be evacuated from the island as there is “no sustainable option” for them if they stay. The CNN report this afternoon mentioned that 100 of the electrical power infrastructure in St. John

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said one of its linemen, Jason Julius, was accidentally electrocuted and died on Tuesday while working in the Sugar Estate area of St. Thomas as part of a WAPA electrical restoration crew. “I must express my sincerest and deepest condolences to

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GIVING BACK:  Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) staff members receive donation from Cleone Boston (far left)  of Miracle Babies Support Foundation. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Schneider Regional Medical Center’s neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) received generous gifts from the Miracle Babies Support Foundation. The foundation donated a continuous positive airway pressure

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Fort Bragg soldiers from the 44th Medical Brigade deployed to St. Thomas this morning to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. “From the pictures I’ve seen, it’s [really damaged], but anything I can do to help and get them back to where they need to be so they

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St.Thomas resident Mike Laplac said on Monday that looters were robbing residents using machetes and guns after Hurricane Irma raked the capital island last Wednesday. “I actually know of eight people that were robbed in broad daylight with machetes for everything they had in their vehicles, including

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– President Donald Trump will travel to the Virgin Islands within the next week “to see firsthand the damages of the territory” after Hurricane Irma, Gov. Kenneth Mapp (I) said Monday. The Virgin Islands took a heavy blow from the superstorm, which was a Category 5 when it swept

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