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SAN JUAN — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will long be remembered as one of the busiest and most destructive hurricane seasons on record. Five named storms and one tropical depression had already formed by the end of July with little fanfare or destruction, but that rapidly changed with ten

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — A visiting lineman from the U.S. mainland was electrocuted when electricity from an active generator back-fed into the electrical grid, according to Gov. Kenneth Mapp. The lineman has been airlifted off-island for treatment. His condition is not known. In speaking to reporters Friday night, Mapp said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The cost to rebuild the Virgin Islands’ infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is estimated at $7.5 billion dollars, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said. In a letter forwarded to congressional leaders, the Governor outlined the costs associated with restoring the territory’s power system, rebuilding schools and hospitals, repairing

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  SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-Mass.) [ad name=”HTML-68″] BOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to request information on the spread of water and vector-borne diseases in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. See

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CHRISTIANSTED — The United States Virgin Islands is preparing to access a loan of more than $400 million from the Community Disaster Loan of the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA). Speaking to reporters at Government House on St. Croix on Friday, Governor Kenneth Mapp said that the government was in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas has accepted its first passenger cruise ships since Hurricane Irma, a welcome milestone for the territory recovering from two major hurricanes. The Adventure of the Seas called upon the island Friday and Royal Princess will stop by today. The luxury ship Seabourn Odyssey called upon

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — A faulty air compressor led to a generator explosion in the powerhouse at the Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage facility on St. Croix and to this day the incident has not been reported to the appropriate federal authorities, the Virgin Islands Free Press has confirmed. Although

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — In his bi-nightly radio address (the last for two weeks) last night, Gov. Kenneth Mapp seemed to take great pleasure in announcing that the local media had missed a major news story involving President Donald Trump, China and the Limetree Bay Terminals in St. Croix. Mapp

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NOVEMBER RAIN: Although it is the rainy season in the Virgin Islands, the territory seems to have had more rain than normal after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — A large area of downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms will continue to affect our part of the region,

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SEISMIC RISK: Bodyguards give Gov. Kenneth Mapp a wide berth as he lumbers down the street in St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he “joins American citizens throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and across the globe on Saturday” in honoring veterans of the United States

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