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SHOT TO DEATH: Juan Carlos Ilarraza, 26, of St. Croix ORLANDO — Police are still looking for answers as to why a former St. Croix resident who was wanted for murder here was shot to death earlier this year in Orange County, Fla. About 3:20 a.m. on April 8, deputies

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CHRISTIANSTED — Four 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 that all three beaches are on St. Croix and one on St. John are not considered safe

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By POLLY HOPPIN SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS As health professionals with expertise in the links between air pollution and human health, we are writing to express our grave concern about and opposition to the proposed plan to dispose of wood debris on the Virgin Islands by burning

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ESTATE BODY SLOB, Mid Island St. Croix — Saying senators have not offered an alternative to handle the massive amount of debris created by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Thursday vetoed legislation that would ban any controlled burning by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Mapp has said that

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CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he met with all of his Cabinet members on St. Croix and that all of them are happy to report that none of them are hurting after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “I thought the public ought to know this,” Mapp said, “because it

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PORT OF SPAIN — IN ITS 18th-century heyday cane grown in the Caribbean and cut by African slaves provided Britain with nearly all its sugar. The masters of this brutal trade made enormous fortunes. But it has seen 200 years of decline, accelerating after slavery ended in 1838. Now the

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WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s electrical grid is unlikely to be fully restored until the end of May, the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday — months longer than the timeline offered by the island’s governor. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general and chief engineer for the

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SAN JUAN — Lin-Manuel Miranda wants Puerto Rico’s $74 billion of debt to be erased. The creator and star of the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” about the first U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, said Thursday in a Washington Post opinion piece that the island’s bondholders shouldn’t seek repayment. The commonwealth fell

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OAKLAND — The Kaiser Foundation, a non-profit organization established by health insurance Kaiser Permanente, has put out a report on the U.S. Virgin Islands. The report is called: “Fast Facts on the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Kaiser Permanente is not affiliated with the Kaiser Family Foundation,” Kaiser Permanente spokeswoman Sara Vinson

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TWO RIVERS, Wisc. — Two city line workers and a utility bucket truck departed Wisconsin Dec. 9 bound for St. Croix  along with line workers from municipal utilities in Marshfield, Rice Lake, Arcadia, Fennimore, Clintonville and Reedsburg. Head lineman Brian Dellemann and expert lineman Darrick Wendricks are part of a Wisconsin

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