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CHRISTIANSTED – Ongoing communications challenges throughout the Virgin Islands have made it difficult in some cases for FEMA’s housing inspectors to reach survivors to verify damages to their homes. A housing inspection is a critical step in getting assistance grants to eligible survivors – and more than 6,400 inspections have

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WASHINGTON — Two former staffers who worked for Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett who are facing criminal charges for circulating nude images and video of her and her husband appeared in court this week. Juan R. McCullum, 35, of the District of Columbia was indicted by a grand jury on

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CHRISTIANSTED — When an emergency strikes, medications can get lost or damaged, putting one’s health and well-being at risk. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has activated the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) to help residents of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory expects to receive $800 million in emergency loans from the $36.5 billion storm aid bill approved by Congress earlier this month, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in a statement today. The first draw down will occur over the next 10 to 15 days and will go

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — Following the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in nearly a century, DISH is responding to serve customers and communities impacted by the storm. “The damage from Hurricane Maria has been unimaginable, and we want to make it clear to our

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NOT-SO-COOL RUNNINGS: Michael Muller is branded a “refugee” in a North Carolina TV news report. NEW BERN, North Carolina — You don’t have to live like a refugee — unless you’re from the Virgin Islands, that is. Just ask Michael Muller of St. John. Muller was prevented from flying from

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SAN ANTONIO — Imagine going to “Tim Duncan High” where the fundamentals of learning are key. How about “Gregg Popovich High School” where students are taught to check their egos at the door and to keep pounding that rock. A Texas school trying to shed its Confederate ties is considering

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By STEPHEN COHEN Columbia University’s Earth Institute NEW YORK — Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands continue to struggle in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane season, and here in New York we recently marked the fifth anniversary of “Superstorm” Sandy. Before Hurricane Maria we saw Hurricanes Harvey and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced on Thursday that his administration is working to address the severe bottleneck in sending and receiving mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Mapp said his team is seeking to address the postal delays by having mail routed directly from the mainland

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WAPA JOKESTERS: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) crews demonstrate the losing techniques that have left the majority of customers on each island without electricity. One lineman, Jason Julius on St. Thomas, accidentally eletrocuted himself to death after Hurricane Irma. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Weeks after the second of two

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