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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department has responded to the WhatsApp voice message circulating in the territory falsely claiming that there will be a threat to the USVI in the coming months. “The FBI has revealed no evidence to substantiate that threat or to support any other terrorist threats

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PORT OF SPAIN — A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded on Sunday night off Venezuela’s north coast, closest to Trinidad’s south coast. According to an update from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Center, the quake took place around 6:52 p.m. Sunday. The tremors registered at latitude

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CHRISTIANSTED — Some 80 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority customers are scheduled to lose power tomorrow. According to a WAPA alert, customers in Strawberry and Limetree will have no electricity between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The “service interruption” is needed so contractor crews can “perform permanent

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SAN JUAN — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic this morning, rattling nearby Puerto Rico but with no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:33 a.m. today and was centered 19 miles south-southeast of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 417 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) customers in St. Thomas will be forced to go without electricity tomorrow. The customers who will lose power for at least three hours are on a portion of Feeder 7C in Estate Anna’s Retreat, according to WAPA. “During

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FREDERIKSTED — Some 81 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) customers in Estate Cane-Cane Carlton are scheduled to lose power tomorrow. The customers who will be affected are on a portion of Feeder 8B, according to WAPA. The authority said to expect at least “a four-hour electrical service interruption

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PORT OF SPAIN — A “light magnitude” earthquake struck about 31 miles off the northwest coast of Trinidad just after midnight today. The quake registered 4.4 on the Richter Scale and happened at 12:10 a.m. today, the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center said. It was recorded at

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SANTO DOMINGO — A “light magnitude” earthquake struck about 40 miles off the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic just after noon on Wednesday. The quake registered 4.3 on the Richter Scale and occurred at a depth of about 7.45 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said

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SAN JUAN — Plans to quickly privatize Puerto Rico’s hurricane-damaged electrical power system have hit a snag with the U.S. commonwealth’s House and Senate at odds over a bill to award concessions for the transmission and distribution system. Senators on Monday balked at the bill, in part because the House of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority governing board approved a contract extension for WAPA’s largest generating unit Unit 23 in a meeting on St. Thomas on Thursday. The extension, through March 31, allows Sulzer Turbo Services, Inc. to complete final performance and generator load testing. Unit

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