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OPERATING IN THE DARK: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is located in the Old Post Office building beneath the steeple tower at Church and Company Streets in Christiansted. The building has no power and applicants wait in line in the dark. CHRISTIANSTED – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Dear Honorable Governor Mapp, It is with much gratitude and appreciation for your continued support of our most vulnerable population that I am taking this moment to thank you and your staff for the remarkable job of airlifting the ill

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said one of its linemen, Jason Julius, was accidentally electrocuted and died on Tuesday while working in the Sugar Estate area of St. Thomas as part of a WAPA electrical restoration crew. “I must express my sincerest and deepest

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ODD MAN OUT: Derek Jeter poses in front of pink balloons to symbolize that his first child is a baby girl. Maybe the former New York Yankees baseball captain can up his intake of oysters if he hopes to have a male successor on the baseball diamond. (PHOTO COURTESY: Hannah

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HAPPY FAMILY: Jordan Serieux, 10, (left back) Jeremiah Serieux, 5, (middle) and Lyana Serieux, 24, pose during happier times on St. Croix. The two boys were found partially decomposed near the entrance to a South Shore beach late this morning — between Catherine’s Rest and Halfpenny Bay. CHRISTIANSTED — A

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SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR IN PRISON: Calford Charleswell fixed the property auctions conducted by the Office of the V.I. Lieutenant Governor’s Office, but will only serve one year in prison for this egregious violation of the public trust. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Calford Charleswell was sentenced to a year in prison

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CHRISTIANSTED — As first reported in the Virgin Islands Free Press, the Bank of St. Croix in Peter’s Rest was held up by a lone gunman early Thursday morning who was captured by police less than a mile away from the site of the robbery about 11 minutes later. Official

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NEW YORK — The University of the Virgin Islands is beating the bush in the Big Apple trying to attract attention to its empty Research and Technology Park in St. Croix. The RT Park’s executive director, Gillian Marcelle, said she wants the park to become an investment hub for the

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WHAT DID THEY KNOW AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT? A source familiar with the COFINA creditors’ thinking said the group wants to depose Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, one of his key advisers Elias Sanchez, and AAFAF’s director, Gerardo Portela. By NICK BROWN/Reuters News Service SAN JUAN — Senior creditors

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SLOCUM GLIDER: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began deploying Slocum underwater gliders in the Caribbean in June of 2016. The data collected by the gliders takes months to analyze. But scientists say the technology could significantly improve hurricane forecasting, which could ultimately save lives and property in the

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