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KINGSTOWN — Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere.  Between 16,000 to 20,000 people have been evacuated

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New Jersey man wanted in his home state for manslaughter was detained by federal authorities at the St. Thomas airport on Monday afternoon. Luis C. Cancio, 38, of Elizabeth, NJ, was arrested at 4:32 p.m. Monday and charged with being a fugitive from justice, the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — A fourth person in the USVI has been charged with uploading a fake COVID-19 test to the territory’s online portal, authorities said. Shania Shervington,, 35, of Estate Whim was arrested at 8:15 p.m. and charged with fraudulent claims upon the government, access to a computer for fraudulent purposes,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 28-megawatt microgrid project for the territory was awarded $4.4 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the project’s initial phase, according to Microgrid Knowledge. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will use the funding to design and engineer the project, Noel Hodge, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Virgin Islands Police Department officer has been charged with submitting a fake COVID-19 test to the territory’s online portal. Annette Foy, 53, was arrested on St. Thomas at 7:44 a.m. Sunday by an enforcement officer with the Health Department as part of the COVID-19 Enforcement Task

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KINGSHILL — Dispatchers, telecommunicators and communications operators are being recognized this week for their ability to act fast and manage high-stress situations. These unseen public safety heroes are being recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week from Sunday, April 11 through Saturday, April 17. “Today we kick off National Public

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Liberty Mobile USVI gave an update Monday on fiber optic line installation and expansion of its mobile network and infrastructure in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Up to now, the company, formerly known as AT&T USVI, has deployed 5G mobile speeds throughout more than half of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Public Works was out restoring St. Croix roadway signs that were destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. A Celestine Construction LLC employee worked by himself to install a “left-turn-only” sign on the Christiansted Bypass near Estate Richmond on St. Croix this morning. Phinehas Weekes of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) said road work on Weymouth Rhymer Highway west of the Donoe intersection begins today. In preparation for construction, Island Roads Corporation will install temporary traffic control devices, construction signs, and barricades, DPW said. Work is expected to continue through July 31,

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KINGSTOWN — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early this morning in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to

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