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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “In order to continue protecting the lives and property of residents of the United States Virgin Islands,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has extended the State of the Emergency until next month. The State of Emergency declared effective on September 5, 2017 at 12:01 a.m., due to

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FREDERIKSTED — Lt. Governor Osbert Potter officially opened the Crucian Christmas Festival Food, Arts and Craft Fair on Wednesday by recognizing this year’s fair honorees, former senator Lilliana Belardo de O’Neal and her husband, Humberto de O’Neal. The O’Neals are renowned fixtures in the St. Croix community, known for their

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ROYAL MESS: Flooding damage to a reading room at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria, the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, causing widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure. Three months later, 35 percent of all

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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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FREDERIKSTED — An Upper Love man was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a woman on New Year’s Day, according to unofficial sources. Stedroy E. Blake Jr., 29, was arrested at 11:34 a.m. and charged with first-degree assault-domestic violence. Police say that at 5:39 a.m. on Monday Blake drove a woman

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CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp has been lauded for his leadership in the face of two Category 5 hurricanes, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, in  Inc.com, a weekly magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners. His direct communication style is described as being “exemplary,” by Melanie Curtin, who didn’t live in the territory

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested for threatening to kill National Park Service rangers, trying to avoid capture by swimming to a sailboat, and clinging to its dinghy while the owner rowed to officers waiting on shore, according to an affidavit filed in federal court. Uriah Gaston, also

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CHRISTIANSTED — After spending more than three months in St. Croix, the ASPCA®(American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has concluded its disaster relief efforts to help displaced animals following Hurricane Maria. At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture,

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REPLACES HEWLETT: Gretchen C.F. Shappert is the new acting U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the appointment of Gretchen C.F. Shappert as Interim United States Attorney pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a

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FEDERAL RELIEF–VA Task Force 2 USAR waiting for available transport to St. John and St Thomas to aid survivors of Hurricane Irma. FEMA/K.C.Wilsey CHRISTIANSTED – Survivors affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria are encouraged to register before the January 8, 2018 deadline with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for

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