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[ad name=”HTML-68″]   [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] By JACQUELINE N. FONT-GUZMAN SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS SAN JUAN — Hurricanes do more than destroy homes, daily routines, power lines, agriculture, communication systems and levees. Hurricanes unveil unequal power dynamics, crush souls and create narratives, such as: “Puerto Ricans are American

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] By POLLY HOPPIN SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS As health professionals with expertise in the links between air pollution and human health, we are writing to express our grave concern about and opposition to the proposed plan to dispose of wood debris on the Virgin Islands

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] PORT OF SPAIN — IN ITS 18th-century heyday cane grown in the Caribbean and cut by African slaves provided Britain with nearly all its sugar. The masters of this brutal trade made enormous fortunes. But it has seen 200 years of decline, accelerating after slavery ended in 1838.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Free Press has confirmed that the local government conducted a “test burn” on the South Shore of St. Croix Wednesday. The test burn took place for at least two hours and maybe longer, the V.I. Free Press has learned. Yet Patrick Loch of

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Rita V. Mahoney, who passed away on Dec. 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her children, Leo C. Mahoney, Kelvin Mahoney, Elston Mahoney. Rita Mahoney is survived by her children, Delores Parker, Edna Mahoney Sanders, Adelso Mahoney,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dawn Henry invites the residents of the St. Thomas community to volunteer their services for a clean-up drive of downtown Charlotte Amalie on Saturday, December 16th. Groups leading the charge in the “Rock City Clean Streets” initiative include the Virgin Islands

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TRAGIC FLIGHT: Killed five people on St. Croix, including soca singer Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester of the Stylee Band and the pilot David Richardson of St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Justice, Office of the Medical Examiner released the names of five men who died during

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TIGHT FIT: A car carefully navigates around and under obstacles on a road one week after Hurricane Maria raked St. Croix. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. Virgin Islanders affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria now have until Jan. 8, 2018, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — An errant St. Croix motorist drove into a utility pole early Sunday morning downtown and when it fell it knocked down part of an abandoned building. No injuries have been reported so far. Motorists in the westbound land were forced to go into the eastbound lane

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government is grappling with a staggering revenue shortfall in the wake of the two category 5 hurricanes that hit prior to its fiscal year ending, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The territorial government — led by Gov. Kenneth Mapp — is trying

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