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DIED OCT. 27: Les Kelley [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Leslie Adam Kelly, 65, died on Oct. 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Les was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Bradley Kelley. He is survived by his mother, Alice Ruth Kelley; his children, daughter, Taylor Marie Kelley; and

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SANTA CRUZ — The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study by scientists at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Cantabria, Spain, identifies hotspots of coastal risks throughout the Caribbean

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) started salvage operations for vessels displaced by the recent hurricanes in the areas of Salt River Bay and Long Reef on St. Croix on Thursday. “DPNR prioritized these areas because the displaced vessels and hazardous materials aboard are impacting these

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two U.S. Post Office workers admitted to shipping at least 308 pounds of marijuana through the U.S. mail in the territory. Calvin Benjamin, 50, of St. Thomas and Stephen Bernier, 53 of St. Croix have pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Agriculture Department implemented USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in the Virgin Islands, making a range of households recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria eligible for benefits, according to Secretary Sonny Perdue. Households that may not normally be eligible under regular SNAP rules may qualify

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — Following the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria wrought on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in September, Verizon announced an initial pledge of $1 million to help with recovery efforts. Shortly following Hurricane Maria, and learning of the magnitude of the damage left by the storm, Verizon pledged an additional $4 million and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″]   WASHINGTON — With many teachers among the thousands of residents fleeing Puerto Rico for the mainland after Hurricane Maria, school districts in Florida, Texas and New York say they are working to streamline the certification process in the hopes of adding Puerto Rican teachers to their classrooms.

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CHRISTIANSTED – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands have until December 18 to register for assistance with FEMA. FEMA has granted the territorial government’s request to extend the deadlines and make the deadline the same for both disasters. “We understand that the ongoing communications challenges

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) activated its Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) for the territory to help uninsured residents recovering from Hurricane Maria obtain the critical prescription drugs they need. A total of 13 pharmacies in the U.S. Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Dustin Kuster is still waiting for a large cooler he purchased online to arrive at his home so he can keep meat, cheese, and fresh foods on hand. Like about 80 percent of residents here, the 41-year-old, his girlfriend, and her four children have been living without

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