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ATLANTA – La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA) anunció que más de $108 millones en préstamos por desastre a bajo interés han sido aprobados para los negocios y los residentes de las Islas Vírgenes afectados por los huracanes Irma y María. “En la actualidad, 1,450

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration said that over $108 million in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for businesses and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Currently, 1,450 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $108,570,500 for affected survivors. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp has renewed a controversial executive order that authorized the scandal-plagued Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) to seize the firearms and ammunition of law-abiding Americans living in this U.S. territory and the larger Caribbean. Mapp issed the declaration of a State of Emergency for the

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IT’S RAINING MEN! Assistant Public Works Commissioner Roan Creque enjoys some good times with his “back” street buddies in St. Thomas. Despite the tiff between Creque and Gov. Kenneth Mapp, sources said that they are still sweet on each other. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Loose cannon Roan Creque has been sacked!

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FORT LAUDERDALE – Whether you are shipping packages for an occasion, special event or if you are shipping commercial freight to restock your inventory, Amerijet International is the shipping company of choice for many. With more than 40 years of experience in the global air cargo industry, Amerijet’s worldwide network reaches across

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TOURISTS POSE: If photo opportunities could restore the Virgin Islands back the way it was before the hurricanes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would have already restored the territory. Here, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, 42, shows what is most important to him — a photo of him here after

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp described the official opening and dedication of Magens Bay on St. Thomas this Thursday, December 7 with Royal Caribbean International as a “great, great sign of progress.” Addressing reporters at Government House on St. Croix on Monday, the governor thanked the cruise company for being

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday night he will give the orders to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to burn 35 percent of hurricane tree and plant debris by incineration — because it will be faster and cheaper. Mapp said native hardwood trees such as mahogany trees

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FREDERIKSTED — McCormack Baron Salazar faces long delays in completing a 100-unit affordable-housing project here because the Big Island was hard hit by Hurricane Maria. But it’s up in the air whether the St. Louis developer’s insurance will cover it for these delays. If they were caused by physical damage,

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — “Devastating” was one of the words U.S. Rep. Fred Upton used to describe the hurricane damage he saw over the weekend while visiting the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “Here we are three months after the storm and there’s still much hardship,” Upton said. “… Remember,

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