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BRIDGETOWN — University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus launched an initiative to boost education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean on September 15. The initiative, named, RISE Caribbean – the Research Initiative for Supporting Education in the Caribbean, is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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If you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online using your free personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one at www.ssa.gov/myaccount to see the following information about your claim: ·

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Although Dwight E. Isaac was arrested in April and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin Islands Police Department only released that information to Twitter in a late night post. The VIPD did not release the public information about Isaac through the normal media channels, such

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FREDERIKSTED — A Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority blackout sent some west end elementary school students back to learning from home. The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix District, announced the early dismissal of Claude O. Markoe Elementary School’s in-person classes on September 13, “effective immediately, due to

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BASSE-TERRE — The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Guadeloupe near Abymes. The earthquake hit in the evening on Thursday, September 9th, 2021, at 8:43 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 46 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the

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HONOLULU — Researchers have completed a comprehensive online map of the world’s coral reefs by using at least two million satellite images from across the globe. The Allen Coral Atlas, named after late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, will act as a reference for reef conservation, marine planning and coral science

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A blackout left tens of thousands of customers without power in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Labor Day amid sweltering hot temperatures. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) failure left many on the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the dark before dawn

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The takeover of AT&T cellular assets in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by Liberty Communications was supposed to be seamless to customers. However, now some Virgin Islanders are finding out it was so seamless, they never made the switch. In recent days, AT&T has begun

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Lottery has modernized in recent years, but enforcement has been virtually nonexistent, according to testimony during a Senate Finance Committee hearing Friday. Executive Director Raymond Williams said with the help of staff, “we have gone from an antiquated and outdated manual draw process to

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix woman whose car was run off the road near the Island Crossing Shopping Center put out a personal appeal to the driver who caused the crash this weekend. Carol “Nah Easy” Francois of Frederiksted said that she was a passenger in her vehicle driving east

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