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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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Juwan Thompson scores winning touchdown DENVER – On the strength of a one-yard touchdown run by Juwan Thompson of St. Croix, the Denver Broncos picked up a 19-12 victory over the San Francisco 49ers Saturday night at Sports Authority Field. Taking the ball at his own 20-yard line, Brock Osweiler

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             Sue Parten CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An engineer who specializes in waste management has written to the 31st Legislature asking it to address the “urgent planning and infrastructure management needs” that have been brought on by the worst drought since 1951. Sue Parten, the principal engineer of Community Environmental Services

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Royal Caribbean hopes those looking for a job won’t let a new opportunity pass them by. The cruise company is planning to bring aboard more than 200 people by the end of the year. The salary for the full time positions range from $9.79 to $14.33 per

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CHRISTIANSTED – Stores in town were closed during the early morning business hours Friday as residents struggled to adjust to life without electricity in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Power was restored by the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority at 10:48 a.m. Most lost power at 7:40 p.m.

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  FREDERIKSTED – With this week’s arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, the folks at NOAA saw an opportunity to put the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft into action to improve information gathering on severe weather. Scientists and pilots are now ready to start the NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane forecasts

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