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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a main water line broke near the entrance road to the Bovoni Landfill in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The Nadir and Bovoni pump stations are affected by this “force main break” at the Mangrove Lagoon Wastewater treatment plant and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Members of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr’s cabinet came together Wednesday at Government House on St. Croix to discuss the Administration’s FY 2020 budget and policy priorities. The governor opened Wednesday’s meeting by thanking members of his cabinet for working through their respective agencies to “stabilize the government and

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SAN JUAN — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch across the Virgin Islands through tonight. This impacts much of Puerto Rico and the entire U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Rainfall accumulation was expected to be between one to three inches yesterday with isolated higher

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FREDERIKSTED — After learning of multiple acts of vandalism on various campuses over the long Memorial Day weekend, St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling on the community to aid law enforcement in protecting schools and other public buildings. Gittens is also requesting that the Virgin Islands Department of Education

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will make an official announcement of his signing the U.S. Virgin Islands into the AARP network of age-friendly communities tomorrow. The announcement, as well as address by the governor and other leaders of AARP in The Virgin Islands, will take place during the government

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MIAMI — NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year.  There is a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below-normal season.  For 2019, NOAA predicts a

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MID-ISLAND, ST. CROIX — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said today that its new office is located at #252 Estate Glynn. The office houses VIWMA’s Communications Management, Compliance Management, Engineering, Executive Office, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal Counsel and Payroll Divisions. Office hours are Monday through

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FLORENCE, Kentucky — A 28-year-old up-and-coming jockey was killed early today in a Northern Kentucky crash. Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr. of St. Croix was killed in a crash around 12:30 a.m. today near the intersection of Houston Road and Hansel Avenue in Florence. According to officials with the Florence Police Department,

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WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan said that at least 42,000 Caribbean nationals from across the region overstayed their non-immigrant visas and stayed in the United States between October 2017 and September 2018. This figure is contained in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DSH) fiscal year 2018 entry-exit overstay

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MIAMI — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. addressed the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) that took place in Miami Beach this week and said that the tourism industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands is robust — and now is the time for investors to take advantage of what the

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