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SAN JUAN — National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham and several U.S. hurricane specialists are making a tour to local airports in Mexico and the Caribbean to visit with residents of vulnerable communities and discuss hurricane preparedness, resilience, and how they can become “weather-ready.” They’ll conduct tours of the Air Force Reserve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Facebook clone of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is asking people in the Virgin Islands to apply for National Endowment for the Humanities grants, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The scammer uses the same profile picture that Nicholson-Doty uses on Facebook, so it is nearly

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team said that they will be doing needed maintenance in Catherine’s Rest on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Wastewater Division crews will be performing inspection of the manholes along the Catherine’s Rest road. During inspection, manholes in

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it would shut off the power to three areas of St. Croix today. “On Friday, customers on two St. Croix feeders will experience electrical service interruption while upgrades are made to the transmission and distribution system,” WAPA said. “From 9

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SAN JUAN — Hundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico were left without power today after another widespread outage, forcing the island’s main public hospital and international airport to switch to backup generators as the U.S. commonwealth struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The island’s Electric Power Authority said a

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck about 53 miles (85 kilometers) North of the British Virgin Islands this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake happened at 11:13 a.m. today and took place about six miles underground. The 85 kilometers distance equals 52.81 miles.

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck near the British Virgin Islands but caused no reported damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred Friday afternoon some 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of the capital of Road Town at a depth of 25 miles

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the LBJ Pump Station in Richmond is off-line. On Thursday, April 05, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the LBJ Pump Station went offline due to a damaged component in the Motor Control Center (MCC),

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FRANK BAY — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said its personnel successfully restored electrical service to customers on St. John, twenty-four hours after a power transformer immediately outside of WAPA’s electrical substation caught fire, resulting in the island being left without electrical service. The restoration of service

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) addressed several power generation-related issues at its monthly meeting Thursday on St. Thomas. The WAPA board authorized Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer to enter into a lease agreement with Aggreko, LLC for the rental of a

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