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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Federal Emergency Management Agency leadership on Tuesday to discuss advancing the rebuild and repair of Virgin Islands schools, hospitals and public housing and to share his concerns about protecting residents in the event of a major storm this season. Governor Mapp explained to

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SAN JUAN — Memorial Day signaled the unofficial start of summer, the conch shell reveille rousing travelers dreaming of an ocean getaway. Then four days later, hurricane season shows up like an unwanted beach house guest . Just when you thought it was safe to jump on a water-centric holiday .

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NASSAU — The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through

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FREDERIKSTED — As we go into another hurricane season, homeowners especially are asked to seek help before evicting an unusual type of refugee from last season’s storms — bats. The twin hurricanes not only displaced humans, but colonies of Pallas’ Mastiff Bats that occupy roof spaces in the Virgin Islands,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A “minor” earthquake was recorded about 64 miles north of St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon. The quake, measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale, happened about 1:31 p.m. on Sunday at a depth of 28 feet underground, the U.S. Geological Survey said. An aftershock measuring 3.1 on the

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CRUZ BAY –– Police are investigating an incident in which two women were robbed at gunpoint in their residence in Enighed Pond, St. John late Saturday night. According to the Virgin Islands Police Department, two black males entered the property at Enighed Pond about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. The women

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GOVERNOR KENNETH MAPP (left) and LEGAL COUNSEL EMILE HENDERSON III. CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s legal counsel has some explaining to do tonight about an ill-advised Father’s Day post on Facebook that some are calling “abusive” and “misogynistic.” Critics say Emile Henderson III’s post seeks to denigrate women who celebrate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp offered his Father’s Day tribute to the thousands of Virgin Islands men who play active and supportive roles in the upbringing of our children. “As I participate in graduation ceremonies across the territory during this period, it is always a joy to witness proud

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CHRISTIANSTED — The new territorial Board of Elections will convene June 20 for an organizational meeting. It was called called pursuant to the Board’s standing rules, which require a meeting upon the demand of five members. Minority Caucus Leader Jevon O.A. Williams submitted the demand and call to meeting Saturday to Supervisor

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SAPPHIRE BEACH IN ST. THOMAS SHOULD BE AVOIDED BY SWIMMERS AND FISHERMEN CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Coki Point, Hull Bay,

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