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MIAMI — The first storm of the 2018 Hurricane season has officially formed in the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center made the announcement at 9 a.m. today. The storm is currently located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. New updates on the storm will be made by the National Hurricane Center

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Additional federal disaster relief and recovery assistance has been authorized for the United States Virgin Islands at the request of the territory’s government, Governor Kenneth Mapp said. “This announcement means that we should not have to pay any share of the costs for debris removal or emergency

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq. of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute’s National Endowment for Humanities will be sponsoring a workshop on Recovering Family Treasures. “In light of all the destruction we’ve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Police said a recovery worker ignored local government warnings and swam at the only beach closed to the public for environmental reasons — and drowned. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said it will not release the name of the Louisiana man who went into the water

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SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) continues to reach major tourism milestones as the summer travel season approaches. Moving at a rapid-pace, Puerto Rico reaffirms the destination’s readiness to host visitors from all over the world during the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2018 event, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) contractors are trying to address an overflowing manhole in the Estate Nadir community that occurred on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Authority advises residents to avoid standing water in the impacted area. Additionally, the motoring public is asked to drive

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in St. Thomas failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory issued today. DPNR said that Coki Point beach should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said

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HARTFORD, Conn. — The mayor of San Juan said Thursday that Puerto Rico remains in desperate need of help eight months after Hurricane Maria and isn’t ready for the hurricane season that begins in June. Carmen Yulin Cruz was in Connecticut Thursday to receive the “Latina Champion” award at the annual

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the region last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month. Only a last-minute request from the governor of the

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SAN JUAN — The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the Caribbean region, seismologists reported at the SSA 2018 Annual Meeting. “Before 2004, we thought an earthquake of about 8.0 was about right

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