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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Beam Suntory’s Cruzan Rum distillery in St. Croix is back in operation after being battered by Hurricane Maria, according to a Beam Suntory news release Monday. The distillery was shut down for about three weeks while the company made repairs after the hurricane, a process that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricanes Irma and Maria busted out the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but that doesn’t mean your cruise will get blown away, too. “Royal Caribbean leadership just returned from assessment visits to San Juan and St. Thomas, and have a visit scheduled for St. Maarten on Monday,”

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Police said they need your help to solve a fatal stabbing that happened in Williams Delight over the weekend. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a fatal stabbing at 7:42 p.m. Saturday, unofficial police sources said. Police arriving on the scene found Berchan

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The cost to rebuild the Virgin Islands’ infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is guess-stimated at $5.5 billion dollars, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday. In a letter forwarded to congressional leaders, the governor outlined the costs associated with restoring the territory’s power system, rebuilding schools

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Regardless of whether the Atlantic Basin’s next tropical depression forms in the coming days, downpours will stream across the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico still enduring the long road to recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria. A tropical system tracking from north of two territories to

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MISSING AT SEA: Scott and Jennifer Hansen have been missing and are presumed dead since last being seen on St. Croix the first day of Hurricane Maria’s passing — Sept. 19, 2017. CHRISTIANSTED — Friends and family say they are still holding out hopes — against all odds — that

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INVEST 92L: 2017 VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS STORM TRACKER CHRISTIANSTED — The last thing the Virgin Islands needs now is more bad weather. But there is a weak tropical disturbance in the Atlantic, just east of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico — it has been dubbed Invest 92L. It

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp repeated his carefully parsed promise yesterday that fully 90 percent of the territory will be restored to full power by Christmas. “By the end of the month, more than 500 linemen will be working on rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands’ power distribution system,” Mapp

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — About 13,700 Defense Department personnel are now in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the region three weeks ago, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said today. DoD, supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is focused on temporary power restoration; food, water, fuel and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Mapp-Potter Administration said that the majority of U.S. mainland workers will begin work on St. Thomas immediately. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that the workers will concentrate on energizing St. Thomas first, and then move workers and equipment to St. Croix. “Governor Mapp and Lt. Governor

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