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PENSACOLA — Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead. Moving

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CHRISTIANSTED –– Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today awarded Ten Thousand Helpers of St. Croix a $30,000 grant to help the St. Croix-based non-profit organization with its Fiscal Year 2021 operations.  Ten Thousand Helpers is a non-profit organization based in Frederiksted advocating for people who are homeless or suffering from mental

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Fire Service responded to a residential fire that left a family of six homeless last week. After seeing the family’s request for assistance on social media, the agency is once again coming to their aid. This time the Fire Service will be joining others

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The BVI Governor’s Office has confirmed that a $1.4 million shipment of medical supplies from the United Kingdom arrived in the BVI the week of September 4. The 40-foot container had 55,000 items including personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gowns and gloves, which

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WASHINGTON — AARP is joining forces with the Colorado-based charity Wish of a Lifetime to help older adults fulfill their lifelong dreams. Since its founding in 2008, Wish of a Lifetime has made over two thousand wishes come true for older residents of all 50 states and D.C. It has

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HAVANA — Caribbean islands already reeling from the economic impact of coronavirus started recovering on Tuesday from the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Laura, which left at least 24 dead and damaged thousands of homes and electricity infrastructure. Brigades of workers were out fixing toppled power poles, removing fallen trees

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SAN JUAN — The crew of a Boat Station San Juan rescued two men aboard a 44-foot disabled and adrift recreational vessel Sand Piper Wednesday, about a half nautical mile off the coast of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Rescued are Grenadian national Joseph Adrian, 36, and Bahamian national Christopher Knowles,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least seven park benches were temporarily removed from Market Square this afternoon by the COVID-19 Task Force as a way to enforce social distancing and promote better health on St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. “The benches were removed by the COVID-19 Task

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) is notifying on-going Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) & Cash Assistance (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) Households, due to re-certify in the month of August 2020, that their certification period

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a benefit called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) for children who received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year, but their school is or was closed during a public health emergency. “The Department of Human Services (DHS) apologizes for the delay in the

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