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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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FREDERIKSTED — The top GOP official in the Virgin Islands suggested his fundraising group’s “behind the scenes” relationship with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke helped influence the department’s response to last year’s hurricanes in the territory. John Canegata, the head of the Virgin Islands Republican Party, said he had direct access

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix Senator is calling for the immediate resignation of Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum over her alleged “misuse of government equipment.” Sen. Novelle Francis Jr. (D-St. Croix) said that he wrote to Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday asking him to urge McCollum to resign over her “abuse

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ELECTRICITY REPORT: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority CEO Lawrence Kupfer CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season (yesterday), I take this opportunity to inform you that the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority continues fine-tuning its disaster preparedness plan in the event this territory

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This May 26 satellite image taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Subtropical Storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast. Alberto was the first named storm of the 2018 season, forming before today’s official start of the 2018 Atlantic storm

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MIAMI  — Puerto Rico is working on building emergency management capabilities that would help the American island withstand future disasters, the head of the U.S. government agency that oversees disaster response said Wednesday, two days before the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Brock Long, head of the Federal

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BOGOTA — The Colombian National Navy said that it continues its frontal assault against narco-trafficking in the Colombian Caribbean. “We seized 27,419 kilograms of cocaine [from January to April 2018], a record amount for the Caribbean Naval Force over the last three years,” Commander Jorge Enrique Herrera, operational supervisor of

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QUALITY UNKNOWN: An area of beachfront St. Croix that used to be sampled, Princess Condo Row in Golden Rock. (PHOTO COURTESY: DPNR) CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has been testing the water at “designated beaches” weekly on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix since

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