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  “Don’t Wait. Communicate.” That’s the tagline of a just-launched new series of PSAs from the Ad Council and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) —created pro bono by Chicago ad agency Schafer Condon Carter–to encourage families to develop an emergency communication plan before a disaster occurs. The new campaign comes at

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Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children under age 5, after birth defects. For youngsters under 15, only traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths by injury. And while drowning rates have declined slightly since the turn of the century, blacks continue to die from drowning

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  Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. CHRISTIANSTED – A Sunny Isle-area business was held up in a daring broad daylight armed robbery Monday afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police at 12:41 p.m. Monday to investigate the report of a robbery incident at

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FREDERIKSTED – Shots rang out in broad daylight at Harvey Project in Machuchal yesterday afternoon and the result was that a 27-year-old man was non-fatally injured, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police at 1:45 p.m. Monday August 31, 2015 to a private residence

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       Buck Island National Monument CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service (NPS)is one year short of its centennial, turned 99 years old on August 25, but it didn’t wait for the round number to celebrate. The agency is inviting visitors to spend the day at one of 408 national parks,

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CHRISTIANSTED – As the nation marked the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with memorials and celebrations, all along the Gulf Coast the milestone was marked with fundraisers. Time may have moved on for the majority of Americans, but in states like Louisiana and Mississippi, there is still work to be

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                  Alvery Smith in his office             CHARLOTTE AMALIE – If you want to send your money via MoneyGram, you only have three options left in the territory – and they’re all in St. Thomas. Hard on the heels of recent closures of money transfer facilities in some other Caribbean islands,

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        Hurricane Fred projected path MIAMI – Tropical Storm Fred strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean today. But it is starting so far north at 16.1 latitude that it is not projected to impact the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The U.S.

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Hugo V. Hodge Jr. sitting as his desk at WAPA CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Executive Director Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. said everyone in the territory should have electricity by now – so “just stop complaining.” Hodge said “good and steady progress” was made in bringing

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   Peter Jackson of St. Croix CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Black celebrities of the 19th Century were shown some of the same courtesies as their white counterparts. And it is their rare, distinctive portraits that are starting to get the attention of people on the U.S. mainland. Especially St. Croix’s first

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