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BALTIMORE — Some 100 days after Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated the territory, many students are still struggling to get back into regular school routines. Now some educators from Baltimore are trying to help. These educators have experience helping city students prepare for college, and those skills could help hundreds

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BURN, BABY, BURN: The 1965 poem by Marvin X about the Watts riots in California doesn’t really apply to the Pockwood Pond dump site in Tortola. ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — Some stored storm debris on Tortola ignited Tuesday evening, resulting in hazy skies on eastern St. Thomas and

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – The cabinet of the British Virgin Islands has approved the expenditure of $442,000 to allow for the release of immediate funds to re-establish the National Early Warning System. Gov. Augustus Jaspert said the premier and members of his cabinet have met and received an indication of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A teen-aged girl was assaulted by an adult female at Oswald Harris Court on Sunday, according to police. The girl, 13, told police that the woman put her fingers around her neck and began choking her, police sources said. The incident took place about 7:30 p.m. and

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SAN JUAN — Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that they will implement a “broken windows” policing campaign to fight a surge in killings across the U.S. territory, which has reported 46 homicides so far this month — double the number at the same point last year. The plan

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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, ranking member on the House Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, has introduced “The Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2018.” In a news release issued Tuesday, Plaskett said the two territories need the help. “Puerto Rico

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LOS ANGELES — Burbank Water and Power will be sending several of its employees and some equipment to the territory to help St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix recover from the powerful hurricanes that battered them in September. The Burbank City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Jan.

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WELLINGTON — A fundraiser last week in Florida brought in some big money for hurricane relief in the British Virgin Islands. The Thursday event was co-hosted by Palm Beach Travel, the British Virgin Islands Tourism Board, Lamborghini and The Moorings. At least 50 guests packed the International Polo Club Palm Beach

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NEW KING IN KINGSTON: The boy lived in the Corporate Area of Kingston in Jamaica KINGSTON — Fears over a killer Ebola-like disease in Jamaica are mounting after an eight-year-old boy died of a fever that caused lethal internal bleeding. The tragic youngster from Kingston was diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic

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V.I. Free Press photo by GARY DAVIDSON https://www.facebook.com/DreamlifePhotographySTX/ CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), the U.S. Coast Guard and salvage contractors completed vessel salvage operations on St. Croix, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. In accordance with the Emergency Support Function-10 (ESF-10) for oil and hazardous

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