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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp “the President of the Virgin Islands” six months ago. On Wednesday, in a bill signing ceremony inside the Oval Office, President Trump referred to Mapp as “Governor Kenneth Mapp of Michigan.” “I also want to thank Governor Kenneth

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PHILIPSBURG — Spirit Airlines announced today that it would be adding new routes and increasing service to some of the top destinations in the region. Starting on April 12, Spirit will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Cap-Haitien International Airport in Haiti’s second largest city, marking the second destination for

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FREDERIKSTED — The 4th Annual Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair is scheduled for April 13 and 14, 2018 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) on St. Croix. The program will be chaired, for the third year in succession, by Alscess

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given two years in prison by a federal judge for trying to smuggle cocaine onto an airplane. Dimitrous Jefferson, 29, of Mon Bijou, was sentenced on Monday for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Chief

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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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WASHINGTON — In a joint press conference with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Governor Kenneth Mapp said today that the territory will receive $1.6 billion in additional Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to repair and rebuild private and public housing, and for

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CAPTURED: Nathaniel Thomas Jr. in Ponce, Puerto Rico PONCE — Two wanted St. Croix fugitives were arrested in Puerto Rico in back-to-back raids by the U.S. Marshals Service on Saturday. Ivan James, wanted for a double homicide by the Virgin Islands Police Department and Nathaniel Thomas Jr., wanted for escape

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MIAMI – The National Hurricane Center has released the list of all 21 names being used for this year’s tropical storms in the Atlantic. The alphabetical list of names for 2018 is: Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sara

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