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FLOOD PLAN: Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter (left) and Gov. Kenneth Mapp discuss flood mitigation plans on Thursday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp shared flood mitigation plans for various communities and is urging residents to give their input before the government proceeds further. Taking part in a town hall meeting

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said this afternoon that the St. Croix Transfer Station and the Anguilla landfill are temporarily closed due to a power outage. The VIWMA said a lightning strike to a transformer near the St. Croix Transfer Station and heavy rainfalls created a

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FREDERIKSTED — The air in the Terminal Cruise Lounge at the Henry E. Rohlsen airport was electrified with excitement and filled with at least 175 people in attendance who came to view and comment on the proposed Terminal Expansion & Modernization of the aging facility on Tuesday. David W. Mapp

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SAN JUAN –– Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory, the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is about to get a major upgrade. Nearly one year after the 55-year-old observatory was damaged by Hurricane Maria — a storm that arrived during a funding crisis that nearly shut down the observatory — astronomers at Arecibo

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma knocked out power across the British Virgin Islands, electricity boss Leroy Abraham will be among the last residents to have their homes reconnected. But Abraham, general manager of the British overseas territory’s electricity corporation (BVIEC), has barely had time to

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Securing a business loan if you have bad credit can be frustrating as lenders continue turning you down. A bad credit tells most lenders that once upon a time, you had poor management over your finances, which makes them hesitant to give out loans to small business owners. The good

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SPANISH TOWN — A clean-power company owned by billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has taken over a St. Croix solar farm that was damaged last year by Hurricane Maria. Virgin’s BMR Energy unit, which develops, owns and operates clean-energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, plans to restore the four-megawatt

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CHRISTIANSTED – When the electric power system in the U.S. Virgin Islands is rebuilt, it will be stronger than it has ever been. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), plans to harden the power grid so it can withstand hurricanes with

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MIAMI — Hurricane Beryl lost some strength overnight but is still packing maximum-sustained winds of 75 mph as it moves towards the Caribbean. In its 8 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Beryl was located about 780 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and still moving west-northwest at 14 mph.

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MIAMI — Hurricane Beryl became the first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season this morning after gaining strength overnight. The path of the relatively tiny Hurricane Beryl is currently tracking westwards through the Atlantic in the general direction of Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center said today that Beryl “is still

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