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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise giant Carnival is taking it slow when it comes to returning to hurricane-ravaged St. Thomas and St. Maarten. While Royal Caribbean is resuming stops at the still-recovering destinations next month, Carnival president Christine Duffy said on Friday that the line would wait until early 2018 to restart

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has set a date to return to St. Thomas following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The RCCL ship Adventure of the Seas will make its way to St. Thomas on November 10, for the first time since early September. Royal Caribbean

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FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Concrete, Inc. is furthering its hurricane relief efforts in the Virgin Islands in support of affected employees at its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Heavy Materials, LLC and Spartan Products, LLC.  The company is sending home generators and care packages consisting of essential health, household, and personal hygiene items to all

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MIAMI — A weather disturbance in the western Caribbean that has the potential to develop is another sign that hurricane season has not yet ended. The disturbance is expected to become a broad area of low pressure that may develop into a tropical cyclone during the next five days, the National

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. The measure also would replenish rapidly dwindling emergency disaster accounts and provide $16 billion to permit the financially troubled federal flood

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources wants boat owners to move their sunken boats out of the territory’s ports and waterways — or DPNR will move it for them. DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry said her department is working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and the

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MEMPHIS MAFIA: According to a bankruptcy case Kevin Rodriguez was involved in, he stated in court documents that he was a resident of Tennessee. According to the Revised Organic Act, candidates for the Legislature must live in the territory for three years prior to being elected. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Kevin

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OPERATING IN THE DARK: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is located in the Old Post Office building beneath the steeple tower at Church and Company Streets in Christiansted. The building has no power and applicants wait in line in the dark. CHRISTIANSTED – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria

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Indie pop duo Wild Belle comprised of siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman, has released an impromptu single titled “Hurricane” Friday (Oct. 20). Although the song compares a lover to a natural disaster, with the recent destruction from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, the pair decided to make their song count: All proceeds

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NEW YORK — The State University of New York will offer in-state tuition to students from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, as requested earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. SUNY trustees, in a special meeting Friday, unanimously approved a resolution amending the residency requirement for students attending

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