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Hugo V. Hodge Jr. sitting as his desk at WAPA CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Executive Director Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. said everyone in the territory should have electricity by now – so “just stop complaining.” Hodge said “good and steady progress” was made in bringing

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   Alvin McBean Ballpark in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A woman said she was grazed by a bullet as she exited her vehicle near the Alvin McBean Ballpark about midnight Friday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call at 12 a.m.

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             Sue Parten CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An engineer who specializes in waste management has written to the 31st Legislature asking it to address the “urgent planning and infrastructure management needs” that have been brought on by the worst drought since 1951. Sue Parten, the principal engineer of Community Environmental Services

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                   Hugo Ogando CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Hugo Ogando, 37, and Mario De Los Santos, 39, pleaded guilty this week in District Court on St. Thomas to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on April

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Royal Caribbean hopes those looking for a job won’t let a new opportunity pass them by. The cruise company is planning to bring aboard more than 200 people by the end of the year. The salary for the full time positions range from $9.79 to $14.33 per

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 52-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested for performing oral sex on a 13-year-old boy while the territory was under a tropical storm warning yesterday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Andres Carmona Ortiz of Estate Bovoni was arrested and charged second-degree rape in connection with

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CHRISTIANSTED – Stores in town were closed during the early morning business hours Friday as residents struggled to adjust to life without electricity in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Power was restored by the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority at 10:48 a.m. Most lost power at 7:40 p.m.

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  FREDERIKSTED – With this week’s arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, the folks at NOAA saw an opportunity to put the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft into action to improve information gathering on severe weather. Scientists and pilots are now ready to start the NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane forecasts

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MIAMI – After struggling to puff out a thunderstorm yesterday, Tropical Storm Erika is becoming better organized and stronger and its forward speed has slowed down slightly as it moves towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Some of the effects of the storm might be felt in the Virgin Islands by 8 a.m. as

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          WICO CEO Joseph Boschulte CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The West Indian Company, Ltd. (WICO) already owes the Virgin Islands government $700,000 in back taxes. So it can’t be good news that a federal appeals court has ruled that two former executives – Gershwain Sprauve and Andrea V. Smith – can

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