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MISSING EIGHT DAYS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA: HANNAH UPP CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A young schoolteacher with a rare form of amnesia is feared dead after she disappeared in St. Thomas last month and remains missing to this day. Hannah Upp was last seen leaving her apartment on St. Thomas about 8 a.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the formation of a task force comprised of local and federal agencies to combat illegal activity related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett urges residents and businesses to immediately report suspected fraudulent activity related to recovery and clean-up

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — To assist with hurricane recovery efforts in the territory, the Stephenson Family Foundation – led by Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder Richard J. Stephenson – is pledging $5 million in relief funds. Stephenson is chairman of the Florida-based health care company as well as International Capital &

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DEMOLISHED! John H. Woodson Junior High School near Mon Bijou on St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED — “Getting school open was a big step in the direction towards some sense of normalcy,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp told reporters Tuesday at Government House in St. Croix. While all schools were not ready to open,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Road work will soon commence in Scott Free, Drake’s Seat and Crown Bay on St. Thomas. Contracts were finalized and signed off on by Gov. Kenneth Mapp late last week, according to Government House. Custom Builders was selected to replace the bridge and make other improvements to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It was a double whammy. First Irma — then Maria just 13 days apart. And nearly a month after the first of two deadly hurricanes hit the Virgin Islands — the recovery is still in its infancy. Power lines droop over the main roads in Charlotte Amalie,

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FREDERIKSTED — Tired, frustrated but upbeat. That’s how Clinton Brown of Chicago described residents on St. Croix. Brown is working as an American Red Cross volunteer here, helping after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. “People on the island are upbeat despite their hardship,” Brown wrote in one of several email exchanges.

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FREDERIKSTED — Three weeks after Hurricane Maria demolished St. Croix as a Category 5 storm at least 90 percent of the island still does not have electricity and many residents do not have running water or a place to stay to shelter them from torrential tropical rains that happen this

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CHRISTIANSTED — Another Category 5 storm is making no mistake about where the U.S. Virgin Islands are. Catastrophic Hurricane Maria, fresh off of clobbering Dominica last night, continued to make a beeline for St. Croix today. On Monday, weather weary and wary residents across the territory drove to stores seeking

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The local government for years has “redirected” money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs, raising the vulnerability of residents after Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Thomas and St. John two weeks ago and Hurricane Maria is poised to decimate St. Croix on

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