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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain and unleashed flooding as it passed through the eastern Caribbean on Thursday. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect today. Officials on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe closed schools on yesterday and today as a preventive measure. Rain and thunderstorms

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WASHINGTON — Governor Kenneth Mapp and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude announced the formal execution of a $243 million grant to help Virgin Islanders recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria today. The signing of this agreement now paves the way to speed recovery dollars needed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp said he extended kudos to members of the 32nd Legislature for taking steps to allow his July 30th Executive Order raising base wages for government workers to go forward. Senators’ approval of Bill No. 32-0237 extends Mapp’s increased minimum wage provision for Executive Branch employees

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he participated in the 10th annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims on Tuesday. Sharing some personal experiences on the sobering topic, Mapp recalled a childhood friend being murdered by her former spouse. “Murder is a crime that not only

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain and unleashed flooding as it passed through the eastern Caribbean today. A tropical storm warning was issued for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A tropical storm watch was issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Officials in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe

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COLD-BLOODED HOME INVADER? CHRISS CEPEDA, 22, OF MACHUCHAL, ST. CROIX CHRISTIANSTED – One man was detained and two are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court today for detention hearings after they were arrested and charged in connection with a home invasion and carjacking on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:53 a.m., the LBJ Pump Station went off-line due to mechanical and electrical failure. The VIWMA contract partners and staff “are working to place a spare pump into service,” the Authority said. The

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that an active fire was reported at the Anguilla Landfill at 3:30 a.m. today. The Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors have worked to bring the fire under control and will continue to monitor the situation. The VIWMA said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. This year, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts will celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month by hosting a children’s book reading event and family fun day on October

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FREDERIKSTED — Police apprehended wanted man Tomas Melendez when they responded to a “disturbance” on Sunday. Officers from the Wilbur Francis Command (Zone B) took the 39-year-old Melendez into custody two days ago, police said at 5:04 p.m. Monday. The Virgin Islands Police Department did not state what time they

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