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MIAMI — NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2 a.m. today due to an area of low pressure that could become a Tropical Storm Irma later this week. The area of low pressure (red X above), dubbed Invest 93L, is located just west of the Cabo Verde

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said this morning that it is watching a new area of low pressure near the African coast will likely develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm this week as it veers towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The NHC has named the

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MONK SEAL: An extinct Caribbean mammal species. SAN JUAN — A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity throughout the islands of the Caribbean were likely the primary causes of the extinction of native

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ALLURE OF THE SEAS: Photos from inside the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) ship. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean International has adjusted several of Allure of the Seas’ Caribbean  itineraries because of a propulsion issue that’s forced the massive vessel to slow down. Given its reduced speed, the ship, which sails from Port Everglades, Florida

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) borrowed $14.8 million last week at a nearly 11 percent interest rate and plans to borrow $70 million more through bonds in the next nine weeks. Saybrook Municipal Opportunity Fund — managed by an investor in distressed and defaulted

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two days before Invest 91L was expected to reach the territory, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) plunged St. Croix into darkness for nearly six hours. At least 14,000 WAPA customers were affected as a light drizzle fell on St. Croix accompanied by 19 mile-per-hour winds.

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MIAMI — A series of tropical waves in the eastern Atlantic Ocean may develop into the next tropical depression or tropical storm in the Virgin Islands by Friday — and Puerto Rico by Saturday. The first area being monitored has been named Invest 91L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The term

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MIAMI — The tropical wave Invest 99L has passed by the Virgin Islands and was 395 miles away from St. Croix as of 10 a.m. on Friday — further away than it was Thursday morning. It is now churning across the Atlantic has become better organized and could strengthen over

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MIAMI — Forecasters say the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico need to watch a low-pressure area in the Atlantic Ocean, currently located midway between the coasts of Africa and South America. Tracking northwest across the Atlantic and moving around 15 mph Sunday afternoon, that system has a 50 percent chance

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AREA TO WATCH: The area highlighted in red is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could be affected by this system. MIAMI — August is historically the beginning of the annual ramp up of hurricane season in the

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