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By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the second time in four days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 2.7 in magnitude and occurred

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A minor earthquake occurred on the ocean floor 43 miles north-northwest of St. Thomas at 4:49 a.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The U.S. Geological Survey said the underwater quake registered 2.7 on the Richter scale. An earthquake of such small magnitude is typically

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett announced recently that the Virgin Islands Port Authority is set to receive additional funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a $10,000 square foot Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said rotating power outages might be needed this afternoon to “troubleshoot alarms on generating unit 23.” WAPA said it will have a shortage of electrical generation capacity as it tries to repair a leak on its main St. Thomas generator.

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  BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Mary Prince has become a symbol of freedom in the 200 years since her death. Though she is known the world over as a West Indies slave whose raw narrative galvanized the abolition movement in the British Empire, there’s more to her story than the

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Several articles have been written about how clean energy helps island communities gain freedom from the high price and carbon pollution caused by using fossil fuels to power their economy. You can read those stories including Richard Branson to Power Necker Island with Renewables, here, here, and here. The following

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — In the end, the Cavaliers decided the money it would’ve cost to select in the first round wasn’t worth the talent available. By trading out of the first round of Thursday night’s NBA draft, they added two quality second-round picks who won’t command the same guaranteed dollars

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Pressure Busspipe will headline the America’s Paradise USVI Music Festival in St. Thomas next month, according to organizers of the event. Busspipe, whose real name is Delyno Brown, is the reggae recording artist son of WSTA-1340 “Lucky 13” radio personality Irvin “Brownie” Brown. Busspipe’s hit “Virgin Islands

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Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba will result in a significant loss of visitors to the rest of the region. Cuba has seen such a surge in visitors that the fragile budgets of

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The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean. From the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to Cuba to St Lucia, crops are withering, reservoirs are drying up and cattle are dying while forecasters worry that the situation could only grow worse in the coming months. Thanks to

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