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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Contractors tasked with rebuilding thousands of hurricane-damaged houses in the Virgin Islands have not been paid for months, exposing a rift over how to pay the bills in a territory facing a severe cash shortage. About 10,000 damaged homes in the islands

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Aurio Correa entered the St. Thomas hospital last August to prepare for knee surgery. The 89-year-old St. Thomian had Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but was otherwise in good health for his age, according to his daughter, Luz Correa Chesterfield. Before he could

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE ― Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed $1.278 billion budget Wednesday evening to the 32nd Legislature to fund the operations of the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) for Fiscal Year 2019 which commences on October 1, 2018. In the budget proposal transmitted to Senate President

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI  — Puerto Rico is working on building emergency management capabilities that would help the American island withstand future disasters, the head of the U.S. government agency that oversees disaster response said Wednesday, two days before the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Brock

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Memorial Day weekend is a busy one at most home improvement stores as people have an extra day to work on home maintenance and improvement projects. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today urged

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced Wednesday the launch of the USVI Hurricane Recovery website managed by the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority to track U.S. Federal Disaster funding of nearly $2 billion awarded to the Territory thus far. This amount excludes the $243 million

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Federal and local officials said that they are stockpiling radios, food, water and generators in Puerto Rico and demanding rigorous emergency training to prepare the U.S. commonwealth for dealing with any catastrophic storm as the Atlantic hurricane season approaches. In the wake of

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to improve the federal government’s response to disasters and rebuilding communities. The Disaster Recovery Reform Act would amend the 1988 Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which regulates how disaster recovery dollars are spent throughout the

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