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NEW YORK — Seeing few options for improvment to the territory’s finances,  Fitch Ratings took its credit rating on the Virgin Islands down all the way to triple-C from B. That’s a steep three-notch downgrade, bringing it to a level that indicates significant risk of default. Also, Fitch is maintaining a negative

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DON’T LOOK AT ME! Gov. Kenneth Mapp seems frightened by the allegations of rape that have been cast on the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) armory at the press conference in Government House today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Accompanied by local and federal officers of the United States Army National Guard,

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center said this morning that it is watching three tropical waves for possible storm development in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week. The weather pattern is called Invest 91L and was given a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over

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MIAMI — NOAA has raised the number of named storms it expects to develop in their latest 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, warning that “the season has the potential to be extremely active.” In their August outlook update released Wednesday, NOAA forecasters said there is a high chance – 60 percent –

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CRUZ BAY — A verbal argument between two men in St. John turned violent when one of the men stabbed the other in the upper chest on Saturday morning — the injured man is in critical condition and could die. Police did not release official information on the incident but

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MIAMI — The tropical wave Invest 99L has passed by the Virgin Islands and was 395 miles away from St. Croix as of 10 a.m. on Friday — further away than it was Thursday morning. It is now churning across the Atlantic has become better organized and could strengthen over

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CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Freep‘s 2017 Tropical Storm Watch Team continues to monitor Invest 99L which was 282 miles away from St. Croix at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Invest 99-L is still a very disorganized cluster of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Models do keep moving the system to the northern side

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has unveiled its new advertising campaign, called “Real Nice.” In partnership with its advertising agency of record, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta (JWT), which is responsible for creative design, and local Virgin Islands company FilmVI, the popular “Virgin Islands Nice” campaign was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory?

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WHAT TO EXPECT: The area highlighted is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Free Press is projecting Invest 99L to pass well north of the territory. The disorganized, asymmetrical storm system was about 812 miles away from St.

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