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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it will cut power to portions of Bolongo Bay on St. Thomas “to upgrade the transmission and distribution system” beginning tomorrow morning. On Friday, June 22, and again on Monday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each

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SAN JUAN — A new radar has risen from the ground nine months after Hurricane Maria tore it and thousands of other structures down to their skeletal remains. Builders have been hard at work over the last several weeks to erect the new Puerto Rican TJUA radar vertical serving the Virgin Islands.

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced Wednesday the launch of the USVI Hurricane Recovery website managed by the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority to track U.S. Federal Disaster funding of nearly $2 billion awarded to the Territory thus far. This amount excludes the $243 million of Community Development Block Grant

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Additional federal disaster relief and recovery assistance has been authorized for the United States Virgin Islands at the request of the territory’s government, Governor Kenneth Mapp said. “This announcement means that we should not have to pay any share of the costs for debris removal or emergency

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will turn off the power on about 149 customers in Estate Richmond tomorrow. The power outage is scheduled to take place on St. Croix’s Feeder 1A between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, according to WAPA. The loss of

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HAVANA — Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral on Sunday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba’s worst plane crash since 1989. Distressed residents gathered at

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said it will be launching its new website tomorrow. “The new website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality,” VITEMA said. “VITEMA’s newly redesigned website will provide its users quick and easy access

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Wednesday said he expects electricity to be restored across the U.S. commonwealth within a month, but warned that the island’s infrastructure needed to be strengthened ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. “The expectation is that … within the next month we’ll

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