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PARADISE LOST: Damaged houses line a hillside Monday in Old Tutu following Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Hurricane Irma survivors on the hardest-hit islands in the Virgin Islands fear that they will be forgotten after the storm left “apocalyptic” destruction in its wake, wiping out homes

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA)’s public information officer admitted today that restoring electricity to hard hit St. Thomas and St. John after Hurricane Irma’s passing has been “a challenge.” All of St. Croix’s 10 feeders have been restored to “some level of

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — With the territory likely to sustain at least tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Irma, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said Sunday that sandbag distribution will begin territory-wide 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The agency gave a list of locations where the sandbags

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Irma is still two days away from the territory, but it is already making its presence known financially. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Allure of the Seas and the Celebrity Equinox have each canceled their scheduled visits to St. Thomas this week. Virgin Islands

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FILLING UP: Aegean Marine trucks fill up with fuel at a docking facility. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — A Greek-headquartered group has inked an agreement with Freepoint Commodities subsidiary Caribbean Bunkers to cooperate on bunkee sales focused around the facility at Limetree Bay. Under terms of the agreement, Aegean Marine Petroleum

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are asking for your assistance to help them find a missing cruise ship passenger. Regina Gilliam, 26, was not on board the Carnival Splendor when it left the West India Company Ltd. dock at Havensight about 8:19 p.m. on Thursday. Gilliam, who stands about

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor said this week that he is evaluating whether to close the island’s only zoo as he announced that 11 animals will be transferred elsewhere following concerns for their well being amid an economic crisis. The announcement was made after a puma died

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s crisis-ridden finances sued the island’s governor on Monday for refusing to impose furloughs and take other measures it says are needed to save money. The lawsuit further raises tensions between Gov. Ricardo Rossello and the board, which is demanding

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Express Co. is resolving a government watchdog’s discrimination review by agreeing to pay at least $96 million to customers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who were charged higher fees and interest rates than cardholders in the rest of the country. The New York-based lender

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — One lucky Virgin Islander matched five out of six numbers in the Powerball drawing in Florida last night. Not only that, but one person in the territory spent one dollar extra for the Powerplay option on the ticket, meaning that the $1 million they won was

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