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REALITY SETS IN: With no help from the federal or local government seven days after the passing of Category 5 storm Hurricane Irma, St. Thomas residents move into “survival mode” in order to get by. WSTA-AM 1340 Lucky 13’s Addie Ottley said Monday that the bulk FEMA relief supplies had

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BACK IN BUSINESS: The Virgin Islands Department of Health has re-opened health clinics in St. Thomas. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After seven days, the USVI Department of Health said that it “is happy to announce the reopening of three of its clinics today, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, on the island of

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HERE TO HELP: U.S. military relief crews load supplies aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Illinois National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria. FREDERIKSTED — As Hurricane Irma bears down on the region, the Illinois National Guard has sent a C-130 aircraft and crew to the territory to

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NATTY DREAD: Malachi Wattley TOLEDO — An Ohio parochial school’s prohibition against dreadlocks has a a former St. Thomas resident’s hair standing on end. Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio forbids students from wearing their hair in dreadlocks. But that prohibition has sparked an intense debate over whether the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor said this week that he is evaluating whether to close the island’s only zoo as he announced that 11 animals will be transferred elsewhere following concerns for their well being amid an economic crisis. The announcement was made after a puma died over the

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HIGH SCORER: Walter Hodge of Puerto Rico has been the game’s high scorer in two out three of the Virgin Islands men’s teams games at the 2017 AmeriCup Championships in Argentina. With a loss on Tuesday, the team still moves on to the semifinals and a chance to play in

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SAN JUAN — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s crisis-ridden finances sued the island’s governor on Monday for refusing to impose furloughs and take other measures it says are needed to save money. The lawsuit further raises tensions between Gov. Ricardo Rossello and the board, which is demanding public employee

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NASHVILLE — National and local GOP leaders repudiated the unequal citizenship of Americans living in the country’s territories during a meeting of the Republican National Committee this weekend in Nashville. The Republican National Committee did so with the passage of a resolution entitled “Affirming the Equal Citizenship for All Americans.”

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HOW MUCH? Gov. Ricardo Rossello wants to know how much money it will take to keep his commonwealth’s pension plan solvent. New hires are being told that they must apply for U.S. social security as their new pension plan. SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has passed pension reforms that include

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Express Co. is resolving a government watchdog’s discrimination review by agreeing to pay at least $96 million to customers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who were charged higher fees and interest rates than cardholders in the rest of the country. The New York-based lender must also develop

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