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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources wants boat owners to move their sunken boats out of the territory’s ports and waterways — or DPNR will move it for them. DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry said her department is working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — If all goes well, people on St. John could have power restored next week for the first time since a pair of devastating Category 5 hurricanes struck in September, the quasi-governmental authority told NPR. “Portions of St. John are scheduled to be restored by the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Five beaches in the territory 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. DPNR said on Friday that three beaches in St. Croix and two on St. Thomas are not

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp changed the curfew for U.S. Virgin Islands to 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, just as the territory learned from FEMA said that 16 percent of St. Thomas was connected to electricity and 1.6 percent of St. Croix had power as of

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Surviving a disaster can lead to psychological problems such as PTSD. Surviving two disasters, such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria, can make matters even worse. “The danger of these disasters lies not only in the tremendous loss of life and property, but also in the psychological

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FINALLY! Linemen from the U.S. mainland work near the government parking lot in Christiansted on Saturday.  [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — In a feature story breaking today on the Internet, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told The Weather Channel that less than two percent of St. Croix had been connected

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HOME AT LAST: John McInnis and Kenny Chesney’s boat captain, Ben, head to Jost Van Dyke, an island in the British Virgin Islands. McInnis is president of the Kenny Chesney Love for Love City Foundation, an organization set up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma to help get aid here.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Regardless of whether the Atlantic Basin’s next tropical depression forms in the coming days, downpours will stream across the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico still enduring the long road to recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria. A tropical system tracking from north of two territories to

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MISSING AT SEA: Scott and Jennifer Hansen have been missing and are presumed dead since last being seen on St. Croix the first day of Hurricane Maria’s passing — Sept. 19, 2017. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Friends and family say they are still holding out hopes — against all odds

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DEMOLISHED! John H. Woodson Junior High School near Mon Bijou on St. Croix. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — “Getting school open was a big step in the direction towards some sense of normalcy,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp told reporters Tuesday at Government House in St. Croix. While all schools were not ready

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