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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is watching two areas of the Atlantic Ocean, including one that is a tropical depression. There is no indication either one will form into a hurricane, much less one that will strike the Virgin Islands, according to the hurricane center. A tropical depression is a

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CHRISTIANSTED — Owners of an idled oil refinery in St. Croix, that was once among the world’s largest, plan to invest $1.4 billion to refurbish and restart a portion of the plant, they said. ArcLight Capital Partners, a private equity firm expects the former HOVENSA refinery on St. Croix to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp announced Monday an agreement which would reopen one of the world’s largest refineries, create hundreds of jobs in the territory and shore up the solvency of the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS). Governor Mapp said the $1.4 billion agreement was between the Government of the

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said at least 1,620 people on St. Croix are without power tonight. Approximately 1,620 customers on a portion of St. Croix Feeder 8B are experiencing an electrical service interruption while crews replace a broken pole in the vicinity of the Industrial

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of a collapsed eight-inch sewer line, which has led to a manhole overflow in the #2 Old Hospital Grounds (American Legion Hall) area. VIWMA staff and contractors will begin work to repair the collapsed section

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — About 10,000 people on St. Thomas were without power today after one of the units at the Harley power plant tripped this morning. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said at least 9,900 customers on three St. Thomas electrical feeders (7C, 8B, 9C) are experiencing

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said today it will cut water service to customers in Questa Verde condominiums on Monday, July 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. During this time, service will be interrupted to allow WAPA’s contractor to interconnect a booster station to the

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FREDERIKSTED – Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter continued celebrating Virgin Islands graduates this week by congratulating the 348 students who received their high school diplomas on St. Croix. On Wednesday, Governor Mapp addressed 135 graduates and their supporters at St. Croix Central High School’s commencement ceremony. He recalled

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team earned a spot in the second round of qualifying games for the 2019 FIBA World Cup with a 84-74 victory over the Bahamas in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The game went back and forth the whole way as the USVI

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SPENCER WAYNE ALLEN OF TEXAS WAS SENTENCED TO 7.75 YEARS IN PRISON TODAY CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Texas man was given 7.75 years in prison today by a federal judge for destroying a U.S. Navy recruiting center and damaging two other federal buildings in St. Thomas. Spencer Wayne Allen, 26,

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