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BURN, BABY, BURN: The 1965 poem by Marvin X about the Watts riots in California doesn’t really apply to the Pockwood Pond dump site in Tortola. ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — Some stored storm debris on Tortola ignited Tuesday evening, resulting in hazy skies on eastern St. Thomas and

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THIN MAN: Friends say Warren Mosler is a socially-awkward man with challenged people skills, which eventually is noticed by everyone who meets him. CHRISTIANSTED — Four-time political loser Warren Mosler said that he will try one more time to become the next governor of the Virgin Islands — risking a

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SAN JUAN — Maintenance operations conducted as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island. The generators help power lifesaving facilities such as fire stations and medical centers,

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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, ranking member on the House Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, has introduced “The Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2018.” In a news release issued Tuesday, Plaskett said the two territories need the help. “Puerto Rico

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LOS ANGELES — Burbank Water and Power will be sending several of its employees and some equipment to the territory to help St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix recover from the powerful hurricanes that battered them in September. The Burbank City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Jan.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Acting Governor Osbert Potter has advised Senate President Myron D. Jackson of the action he has taken on several legislative bills, including measures that should allow a $30 million private investment in the Virgin Islands’ horse racing industry to move forward. Potter approved Bill No. 32-0093, which establishes

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  CRUZ BAY — The time might have passed people looking for personal disaster assistance, but FEMA programs continue in the territory.. “FEMA is going to be here for the long haul,” FEMA public information officer Eric Adams said. Late applications will still be considered if there’s a good reason

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In November, Chicago-based RedMane Technology helped the territory build and manage a $500,000 disaster benefit technology system for residents affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. RedMane completed the project free of charge over a seven-to-ten day period in December. Previously, the company helped the Virgin Islands with

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CRUZ BAY — One beach in the 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 one beach on St. John is not considered safe to swim or fish in.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a wide-ranging interview with NBC News, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that Gov. Kenneth Mapp wanted to bring down only 25 linemen after two debilitating Category 5 hurricanes struck the territory. Bloomberg said Thursday that he told Mapp that he should start out

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