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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it will cut power to portions of Bolongo Bay on St. Thomas “to upgrade the transmission and distribution system” beginning tomorrow morning. On Friday, June 22, and again on Monday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each

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SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado’s home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres

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SAN JUAN — A new radar has risen from the ground nine months after Hurricane Maria tore it and thousands of other structures down to their skeletal remains. Builders have been hard at work over the last several weeks to erect the new Puerto Rican TJUA radar vertical serving the Virgin Islands.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Federal Emergency Management Agency leadership on Tuesday to discuss advancing the rebuild and repair of Virgin Islands schools, hospitals and public housing and to share his concerns about protecting residents in the event of a major storm this season. Governor Mapp explained to

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SAN JUAN — Memorial Day signaled the unofficial start of summer, the conch shell reveille rousing travelers dreaming of an ocean getaway. Then four days later, hurricane season shows up like an unwanted beach house guest . Just when you thought it was safe to jump on a water-centric holiday .

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NASSAU — The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A “minor” earthquake was recorded about 64 miles north of St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon. The quake, measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale, happened about 1:31 p.m. on Sunday at a depth of 28 feet underground, the U.S. Geological Survey said. An aftershock measuring 3.1 on the

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  OBITUARY NOTICE: Anne-Marie Danet of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp, on behalf of the Government and people of the United States Virgin Islands, extended profound condolences to the family and friends of Anne-Marie Danet, commonly known as the “Sunshine Lady.” She was 92 at the time

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FREDERIKSTED — The UVI Research and Technology Park (RTPark) of the U.S. Virgin Islands said Friday that it has value and contributes to the territory. The RT Park building on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus was largely destroyed by Hurricane Maria. The report, titled “The Value

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PROMOTED: Claricia Gautier WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard senior chief Yeoman Claricia Gautier, a 1995 graduate of Central High School on St. Croix has been promoted to the chief warrant officer grade, personnel administration specialty. The promotion took place at the Coast Guard headquarters in the nation’s capital. Gautier is

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