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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA)’s public information officer admitted today that restoring electricity to hard hit St. Thomas and St. John after Hurricane Irma’s passing has been “a challenge.” All of St. Croix’s 10 feeders have been restored to “some level of power” five

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SINT MAARTEN GETS SMASHED BY HURRICANE IRMA: The apocalyptic pictures of the devastation. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Apocalyptic scenes of flattened buildings and ruined airports emerged from once-lush islands devastated by historic Hurricane Irma, as the deadly storm lashed vulnerable Haiti, where one government official called it a “nuclear hurricane”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Irma is expected to strengthen into a massive Category 5 storm before it passes near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Irma was 538 miles east of St. Croix at 7 a.m. today. Hurricane force winds extend out 45 miles from its center of circulation and

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FREDERIKSTED — With the territory likely to sustain at least tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Irma, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said Sunday that sandbag distribution will begin territory-wide 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The agency gave a list of locations where the sandbags can be

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DPNR SAYS DO NOT SWIM HERE: Grapetree Bay beach on St. Croix’s East End. CHRISTIANSTED — One beach 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 this weekend that

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ME NO SEE NOTHIN’: Dr. Michelle Davis says that she would send all of her stateside relatives to the Juan F. Luis Hospital in St. Croix if they were gravely ill … and expect that they would make a full recovery. CHRISTIANSTED —  Health Commissioner, Michelle S. Davis, PhD, met

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EPIC FAILURES: Coki Point beach in St. Thomas has failed in DPNR water quality testing more than any other beach in the territory this year. In fact, it has failed in 20 out of 33 weeks in 2017. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp tells radio DJ Addie Ottley that he will have to drastically cut health care benefits to retirees in order to keep his government out of bankruptcy. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In an effort to reduce much of the government’s cost of health insurance benefits, Gov.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A unit from the Echo Company Fire Station responded to a residential fire in Estate Hull about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Once on the scene, fire personnel observed flames coming from the side of the residence. Upon making entry into the home, they further observed the fire

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BEACH TO AVOID: “Condo row Princess” on St. Croix from Mill Harbor Condominiums to Breezez Restaurant in Golden Rock. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — 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

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