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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – While the assessment of damage and losses is still being completed for educational facilities across the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has qualified the USVI for $107 million in assistance for temporary classrooms for the 2018-19 school year, which

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three new members have been elected to serve on The West Indian Company, Ltd. (WICO) Board of Directors with immediate effect. Commissioner of Sports, Parks and Recreation Pedro Cruz; businessman Vivek Daswani of Royal Caribbean; and former senator and business consultant Celestino White,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FRANK BAY — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said its personnel successfully restored electrical service to customers on St. John, twenty-four hours after a power transformer immediately outside of WAPA’s electrical substation caught fire, resulting in the island being left without electrical

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma accusing the drugmaker of causing an opioid crisis in the U.S. commonwealth. Officials said Wednesday that they are seeking to hold the company responsible for all government costs incurred as a

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[ad name=”HTML-68″]   [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native admitted in federal court that he filed fraudulent mail loss claims with the post office totaling nearly $50,000. Shaquan Brodie, 21, formerly of St. John, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI – Former President Bill Clinton formally launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami in Coral Gables this morning. The meeting brings together at least 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society to discuss and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through May 15 at the territory’s request. Virgin Islanders who have no prescription insurance coverage and lost medicine or medical supplies due to hurricanes Irma and Maria may be

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] The Honorable Stacey Plaskett 331 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515  Dear Congresswoman Plaskett: As you are aware, Hurricanes Irma and Maria dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Virgin Islands. The hospitality industry is central to our economy and bringing back Caneel

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – The Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force, created by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, met on St. Croix on Wednesday as part of the Governor’s mission to rebuild the territory in a way that prioritizes sustainability and resiliency. “Recovering from the storm is not only

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated 14 neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix as Qualified Opportunity Zones eligible for U.S. tax breaks under the massive tax bill passed by Congress last December, Government House announced today. The nominated zones, which are considered 14 “low

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