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CHRISTIANSTED — The outer bands of Invest 99-L dropped a little bit of rain on St. Croix early Tuesday morning. Two disturbances in the central and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L, are being monitored for potential development into the next tropical depression or tropical storm over the

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MAPP’S RESPONSE: ‘I am the Walrus, Coo Coo Ca Choo’ CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The effects of emergency legislation for Puerto Rico have rippled roughly 40 miles east to St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands was downgraded deeper into junk territory by credit rating agency Fitch on Monday, while bonds backed by

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MIAMI — Two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean may become tropical depressions or storms, with one of them threatening to drench the Caribbean with heavy rain whether or not it develops further. Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L are behind what used to be Tropical Storm Fiona. It’s Invest 99-L,

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland –In addition to the highways and byways of mainland America, the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking its marketing message to race tracks up and down the East Coast. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty were recently in Glenn Dale, Maryland, to formalize a

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, officials announced that 49 pregnant women tested positive for the Zika virus in New York City since April. A baby was born with microcephaly. Most of the people tested were infected when they travelled to Zika-affected areas and very few were infected due to sexual

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MIAMI — A tropical disturbance in the eastern Atlantic Ocean is likely to develop into the Atlantic hurricane season’s next tropical depression or storm today. Invest 98-L is a tropical wave, an area of low pressure without a closed, counterclockwise surface circulation several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde

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WANTED: Lafayette Emanuel  FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said that it needs your help to find a 22-year-old St. Croix man wanted for questioning in connection with an incident of domestic violence. Police are looking for Lafayette Emanuel, Jr. of Frederiksted after being accused of second-degree assault-domestic

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When you think of rum, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Perhaps a mojito, or a Mai Tai? Maybe a Long Island Iced Tea? If you’re like us, rum is simply equated with tropical tiki drinks, and the occasional wintertime sipper (i.e. hot buttered). But this complex spirit,

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CHRISTIANSTED — One of the most memorable calypso songs of days gone by was “Archie Buck Dem Up,” written by St. Croix calypsonian Prince Galloway. The song celebrated great Virgin Island bandleader Archie Thomas (1919–2002) and it went on to be one of the most popular songs of its time,

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MIAMI — The Atlantic Basin remains pretty quiet.  A weak tropical wave is moving into the far Southeast Caribbean, but its low latitude is resulting in some land interaction with South America so no development is expected. Meanwhile… a pretty active tropical wave has moved off the coast of Africa

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