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DIRT HURTS: Sediment can smother corals, but Hurricane Hole has no sediment-bearing freshwater streams. Its clear waters are habitat for an entire community of marine life, including Montastrea corals and squirrelfish. (Photo: Caroline Rogers, USGS) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Coral reef expert Caroline Rogers was the only USGS employee

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man has been charged with attempted murder after beating  a former girlfriend while she was holding her infant child in Estate Golden Rock. Ajani Davis, 37, was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder–domestic violence. He is being held without bail as per

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — Power restoration remains the No. 1 priority in Hurricane Maria-ravaged Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Defense Department spokesman Army Lt. Col Jamie Davis said Friday. DoD is responding to the islands with about 11,400 active duty and National Guard service members, he said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — If you think your life is getting a bit dull – especially if you happen to like aviation – you might want to talk with someone from Civil Air Patrol. Whatever your age, there’s probably someone in CAP who can relate. Just ask 16-year-old Joseph Nelson,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing its ongoing support to federal hurricane response and recovery efforts, including in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, with more personnel deploying daily. Some 19 civilian volunteers and three active-duty officers are deployed, primarily to the United States

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Could there be a new tropical storm soon? It’s possible, but it will have to develop quickly, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters there have been watching an area of disturbed weather in the northwest Caribbean for most of the week. The disturbance was designated Potential Tropical

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) turned 44, on Oct. 19. Noticeably the uniform of the day was white hazmat suits, gloves and surgical masks worn by Guard members who cleaned schools and public facilities on the island of St. Croix that have yet to reopen post-storm. The

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — The blackout caused by Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is the United States’ largest in history, according to a new report. Economic consulting firm Rhodium Group determined in a Thursday report that Maria caused 1.25 billion hours of electricity supply

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former RE/MAX broker Rosemary Sauter-Frett, accused of embezzling millions of dollars from real estate clients in the early 2000’s, has been taken into local custody over security concerns, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Sauter-Frett has been incarcerated since late September and is one

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CHRISTIANSTED — The St. Croix man who was shot to death in Sion Farm six days ago was a convicted sex offender in Florida, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Adrian Martinez, Jr., 32, was gunned down near the Mutiny Vodka facility on St. Croix about 8:47 p.m. on

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