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ROYAL MESS: Flooding damage to a reading room at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria, the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, causing widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure. Three months later, 35 percent of all

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — An Upper Love man was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a woman on New Year’s Day, according to unofficial sources. Stedroy E. Blake Jr., 29, was arrested at 11:34 a.m. and charged with first-degree assault-domestic violence. Police say that at 5:39 a.m. on

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp has been lauded for his leadership in the face of two Category 5 hurricanes, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, in  Inc.com, a weekly magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners. His direct communication style is described as being “exemplary,” by Melanie Curtin, who

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested for threatening to kill National Park Service rangers, trying to avoid capture by swimming to a sailboat, and clinging to its dinghy while the owner rowed to officers waiting on shore, according to an affidavit filed in federal court. Uriah “Kunta” Gaston,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — After spending more than three months in St. Croix, the ASPCA®(American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has concluded its disaster relief efforts to help displaced animals following Hurricane Maria. At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the

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REPLACES HEWLETT: Gretchen C.F. Shappert is the new acting U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the appointment of Gretchen C.F. Shappert as Interim United States Attorney pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the

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CHRISTIANSTED – Survivors affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria are encouraged to register before the January 8, 2018 deadline with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. FEMA assistance may include grants to help homeowners pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs and serious disaster-related needs not covered

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WHO’LL GET BURNED? The manufacturer says that this incineration machine can be set on a city street and the street below the machine will not get hot as it burns tree, brush and shrubs from the storm. ESTATE LONGFORD, St. Croix –– The Texas-based owner of the $400,000 “Air Burners”

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Sunny to partly cloudy skies and fair weather conditions are expected. Seas up to five feet and east to southeast winds up to 10 knots expected across the local waters. Moderate rip current risk is expected across the Atlantic coasts of the

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ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU: This 1977 film starring Burt Lancaster, Barbara Carrera and Michael York was made at St. Croix’s Davis Bay and the movie was released as a major motion picture. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The USVI Film Office’s slogan is: “Imagine the unimaginable.” It

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