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MIAMI — A weather disturbance in the western Caribbean that has the potential to develop is another sign that hurricane season has not yet ended. The disturbance is expected to become a broad area of low pressure that may develop into a tropical cyclone during the next five days, the National

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. The measure also would replenish rapidly dwindling emergency disaster accounts and provide $16 billion to permit the financially troubled federal flood

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources wants boat owners to move their sunken boats out of the territory’s ports and waterways — or DPNR will move it for them. DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry said her department is working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and the

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OPERATING IN THE DARK: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is located in the Old Post Office building beneath the steeple tower at Church and Company Streets in Christiansted. The building has no power and applicants wait in line in the dark. CHRISTIANSTED – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria

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Indie pop duo Wild Belle comprised of siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman, has released an impromptu single titled “Hurricane” Friday (Oct. 20). Although the song compares a lover to a natural disaster, with the recent destruction from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, the pair decided to make their song count: All proceeds

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NEW YORK — The State University of New York will offer in-state tuition to students from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, as requested earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. SUNY trustees, in a special meeting Friday, unanimously approved a resolution amending the residency requirement for students attending

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) acted in bipartisan fashion in voting unanimously to approve $76.9 million in relief funds to restore communications in the Virgin Islands and Puerto after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The money will go toward restoring service across the island territories. The initiative will immediately

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FAIR WARNING? The British and Canadian governments issued travel advisories on American territories in the Caribbean. Pictured: Cruz Bay after Hurricane Irma. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico warning its citizens that people here are particularly vulnerable

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NEWARK — College students in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico whose studies have been halted by the recent hurricanes are being offered an educational lifeline by New Jersey City University, according to New Jersey dot com. The state college in Jersey City is offering those students tuition-free study this

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CRUZ BAY — If all goes well, people on St. John could have power restored next week for the first time since a pair of devastating Category 5 hurricanes struck in September, the quasi-governmental authority told NPR. “Portions of St. John are scheduled to be restored by the middle of

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