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CRUZ BAY — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg told USA Today that he didn’t plan on getting involved in the hurricane recovery of the territory — but, yet and still — somehow the billionaire did. His efforts began in St. John where his Bloomberg L.P., co-founder Tom Secunda has a

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WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority CEO told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday that the St. Thomas and St. Croix hospitals owe $36 million to WAPA. WAPA CEO Julio Rhymer said that because of inequities in the way federal Medicare and Medicaid are calculated

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CHRISTIANSTED — A visiting lineman from the U.S. mainland was electrocuted when electricity from an active generator back-fed into the electrical grid, according to Gov. Kenneth Mapp. The lineman has been airlifted off-island for treatment. His condition is not known. In speaking to reporters Friday night, Mapp said that when

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NOVEMBER RAIN: Although it is the rainy season in the Virgin Islands, the territory seems to have had more rain than normal after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. SAN JUAN — A large area of downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms will continue to affect our part of the region, including the

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  FUNDS STREAMING: FEMA Coordinator William Vogel consults with a colleague. CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. government officials have approved a community disaster loan for the Virgin Islands that is worth up to $500 million over three fiscal years, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said at a press conference in Government House on Wednesday.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The electrical company that won the contract for the Virgin Islands  said that every customer on St. Croix should have electricity by April Fools day (April 1, 2018). PSEG, which stands for Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. said some of its workers might be allowed to work only

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CRUZ BAY — Two linemen from a U.S. mainland contractor were injured during an early morning carjacking attempt on Monday. Three linemen were getting ready to start their workday, sitting on the back of a truck with the engine running, when an individual jumped into the cab and attempted to

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WAPA JOKESTERS: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) crews demonstrate the losing techniques that have left the majority of customers on each island without electricity. One lineman, Jason Julius on St. Thomas, accidentally eletrocuted himself to death after Hurricane Irma. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Weeks after the second of two

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WASHINGTON — Power restoration remains the No. 1 priority in Hurricane Maria-ravaged Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Defense Department spokesman Army Lt. Col Jamie Davis said Friday. DoD is responding to the islands with about 11,400 active duty and National Guard service members, he said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with

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SAN JUAN — The blackout caused by Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is the United States’ largest in history, according to a new report. Economic consulting firm Rhodium Group determined in a Thursday report that Maria caused 1.25 billion hours of electricity supply disruption to

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