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CHRISTIANSTED — The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) will be making a generous donation to the Virgin Islands Fire Services (VIFS) today. The donation exchange ceremony will be held at the Richmond Fire Station located on St. Croix, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. DEMA will be donating large 15-foot by 24-foot tents,

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OAKLAND — The Kaiser Foundation, a non-profit organization established by health insurance Kaiser Permanente, has put out a report on the U.S. Virgin Islands. The report is called: “Fast Facts on the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Kaiser Permanente is not affiliated with the Kaiser Family Foundation,” Kaiser Permanente spokeswoman Sara Vinson

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TWO RIVERS, Wisc. — Two city line workers and a utility bucket truck departed Wisconsin Dec. 9 bound for St. Croix  along with line workers from municipal utilities in Marshfield, Rice Lake, Arcadia, Fennimore, Clintonville and Reedsburg. Head lineman Brian Dellemann and expert lineman Darrick Wendricks are part of a Wisconsin

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LINCOLN — “This is what the National Guard is all about.” If there’s any one theme that I think encapsulates the work that thousands of Army and Air National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have accomplished and continue to do over the past couple months and three hurricanes, “This is what

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MERRY CHRISTMAS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp is in the holiday spirit early. CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced 50 jobs are available for flagmen to assist in managing traffic as the territory marches forth with power restoration efforts. At Monday’s press briefing at Government House, Mapp said those interested in the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that 55 percent of the territory has been restored to electricity on Monday night. Mapp said that 67 percent of St. John is connected and 61 percent of St. Thomas in remarks made during a press briefing at Government House. Some 48 percent of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dawn Henry invites the residents of the St. Thomas community to volunteer their services for a clean-up drive of downtown Charlotte Amalie on Saturday, December 16th. Groups leading the charge in the “Rock City Clean Streets” initiative include the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory

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SAN JUAN — At least half the population of Puerto Rico was at potential risk of exposure to bacterial contamination in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to government test results obtained by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Some 2.3 million Puerto Rican residents were served by water systems which

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WRONG AND STRONG: “I know nothing, nothing,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp will make the announcements tonight at a press conference. CHRISTIANSTED — Julio Rhymer will be named the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Nellon Bowry is retiring at OMB and Clinton Hedrington Jr., the current chief operating

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WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has granted the territory yet another extension to comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005, a federal law put in place to make official government identification more secure, in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United

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