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NEW YORK  — Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello flew to New York this week on a mission: persuade potential tourists that the hurricane-ravaged island was ready for their return. But Puerto Rico’s recovery from last year’s Hurricane Maria has been a “mixed bag,” Rossello told Reuters on Thursday, acknowledging that

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain and unleashed flooding as it passed through the eastern Caribbean today. A tropical storm warning was issued for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A tropical storm watch was issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Officials in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. This year, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts will celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month by hosting a children’s book reading event and family fun day on October

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government said that it plans to return to the negotiating table with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) this week and remains committed to raising salaries for union members and government employees across the board. Governor Kenneth Mapp spoke at a news conference on

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 22 migrants to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The migrants were interdicted as the result of two separate cases by the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser in the Mona Pass during efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard and

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Free College Tuition Proposal Supported by Two Gubernatorial Candidates is Ill-timed Given V.I. Government’s Huge Outstanding Debt and Our Crumbling Infrastructure COMMENTARY BY: SORAYA DIASE COFFELT Two gubernatorial candidates have expressed publicly their support for legislation to give free tuition to every high school graduate in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Isaac became less organized today as it moved across the eastern Caribbean on its way toward Central America, the National Hurricane Center said. The center of the storm was located 80 miles west-southwest of Dominica and 240 miles southeast of St. Croix, the NHC said in its 2

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Isaac is currently moving through the western tropical Atlantic Ocean and will likely bring damaging winds, heavy rainfall and possibly life-threatening flash flooding to parts of the Lesser Antilles later this week. Authorities in Dominica are opening shelters and warning they will turn off water and power

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Isaac will plow westward and bring strong winds and flooding rain to the Lesser Antilles midweek. Isaac was located roughly 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles as of midday today. Isaac will continue on a westward path toward the islands into midweek. The storm is rather compact

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MID-ISLAND — The Office of the Insular Superintendent, St. Croix District regrets to inform the public that St. Croix Central High School will remain closed on Tuesday, September 11. “The electrical component needed for repairs is currently in transit from the mainland,” the V.I. Department of Education posted on Facebook.

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