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Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, wrote to key members of Congress to raise awareness of the resources Social Security needs to recover from the ongoing pandemic and improve service.  “Since becoming Commissioner, I have focused our actions and our resources on efforts to improve the service we provide to the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that bus route services expanded in St. Thomas today. Effective today, VITRAN will expand Routes 301 and 601 to include Perimeter Road, which borders the Schneider Regional Medical Center. This route will contain the following stops: Lockhart School, Raphael O.

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PORT OF SPAIN — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it is “deeply saddened” by the latest loss of at least two lives after a boat capsized off Venezuela’s shores on April 22, According to local authorities, at least 24 people including several

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 3,500 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority customers lost power Saturday morning when a vehicle hit two utility poles in the Hull Bay area and overturned. A man who identified himself as the driver, told The Virgin Islands Daily News he was a commercial fisherman

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Immigration reform has been at the forefront of U.S. President Joe Biden’s plans for change, and according to U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, Democrats plan on passing their new immigration bill even in the face of opposition from the Republican party. The aim is to rely on a special parliamentary procedure known as

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Virgin Islands officials are investigating a second accident at a controversial refinery in St. Croix after it emitted noxious fumes that prompted some schools to close on Friday. The release of sulfuric gases from the facility, which caused nausea and eye irritation

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CHRISTIANSTED — A flammable toxic gas coming from St Croix’s recently reopened refinery that caused schools to close was caused by excess emissions of hydrogen sulfide, DPNR officials admitted on Friday. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is advising people with respiratory ailments such as allergies, lung disease

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) advises the community that the department has confirmed that there were elevated concentrations of H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) in the No. 8 flare header at the Limetree Bay Refinery. DPNR is in close communications with the

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SAN JUAN — The Virgin Islands Free Press started receiving numerous reports from readers in December 2020 that United States Postal Service mail from the mainland destined for the U.S. Virgin Islands is not getting through to the territory after it is delivered to Puerto Rico to be sorted. PR

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FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is advising the community that the department is aware of a foul, gaseous smell permeating throughout the Frederiksted area for the past few days.  DPNR’s Air Quality Management Program staff has responded to citizen’s complaints

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