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WASHINGTON — WE RECENTLY LED a bipartisan congressional delegation to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys to survey the damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria and to bear witness to the suffering of families and communities that are still without the basic necessities of power,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — In his bi-nightly radio address (the last for two weeks) last night, Gov. Kenneth Mapp seemed to take great pleasure in announcing that the local media had missed a major news story involving President Donald Trump, China and the Limetree Bay Terminals in St. Croix. Mapp

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ART IMITATES LIFE: Lin Miranda of Puerto Rico stars in the hit play “Hamilton” on Broadway in New York. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is one of the most historically-significant persons ever to live in St. Croix. Hamilton is co-author of “The Federalist Papers.” [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Amidst reports that

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LAZY DAYS: In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 photo, Luis Sierra sleeps in a classroom at a school-turned-shelter after Hurricane Maria left him and other families homeless in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Young people in Puerto Rico have been left stranded by Hurricane Maria. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Nearly

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As a part of the annual Veterans Day activities throughout the Virgin Islands, this year the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs and American Legion District 10 will honor female veterans in the territory. Maj. Kathleen Parris of the V.I. National Guard is being honored as the parade

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For those living in the storm-ravaged St. Thomas, life is far normal. Many homes remain damaged or even uninhabitable after two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, hit thirteen days apart in September. The tourist industry, which accounts for much of the local economy, is almost nonexistent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — More than two months after Hurricane Irma rattled St. Thomas and St. John to the core, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it wants to help YOU! People the Virgin Islands Free Press exit interviewed told us that for a family of one adult and two to

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WILL MAKE US PROUD: MISS UNIVERSE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR 2017: ESONICA VEIRA [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Esonica Veira will represent the Virgin Islands at the Miss Universe pageant late this month in Las Vegas. Veira has been a top model in St. Thomas since nine years of age,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — No word yet on whether police will investigate the brutal assault of a woman in Altona that left her badly injured over the weekend. Police claimed that they were unable to interview the woman because she was so seriously injured in the attack and reports

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around. At least that’s what the rock group The Police used to sing. Although it would be hard to argue that Coca-Cola is a necessity. Seeing as St. Croix is virtually out of

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