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SAN JUAN — Integrating disaster risk management into development policies will minimize damage and loss incurred from natural disasters. This is according to a timely publication released by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), following on the heels of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated

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WELCOME BACK: The Seabourn Odyssey docks at Havensight passenger ship dock in St. Thomas on Friday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 25 cruise ship calls are scheduled for St. Thomas this month. The Ports of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that between November 3 and 30, 2017, thousands of cruise

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HORROR SHOW: UVI’s Research & Technology Park sustained major damage after Hurricane Maria. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — The UVI RTPark, the Specialist Economic Development Program of the Virgin Islands, reached a milestone this week – despite significant damage suffered from Hurricane Maria – with the addition of the 50th client to its network. The

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — After Hurricane Irma and then Maria tore through the Caribbean islands, the United Nations swung into action with helicopters, food drops and multimillion-dollar recovery plans. But even though both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were decimated by the hurricanes, they couldn’t call the U.N.

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“I DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ FOOD STAMPS:” “And neither should you,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp told the people of the territory … but ultimately relented when $23 million in D-SNAP became available. CHRISTIANSTED — An estimated $23 million has been approved for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Gov. Kenneth Mapp

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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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