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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an $89.3 billion supplemental disaster recovery spending bill into law Friday morning, which includes $11 billion for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for the governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and $142 million

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] PORT OF SPAIN — Days ahead of the annual Carnival celebrations on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the Foreign Office has warned a terrorist attack on the Caribbean nation is “very likely.” In an unusual late-night announcement, the FCO said: “The Trinidad and Tobago authorities

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Reiterating his commitment to rebuilding a more resilient Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that the territory will have a stronger energy system through the continued installation and substitution of composite poles. At a cost of approximately $4,000 each, the composite poles are

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Beginning on February 12, 2018, the Committee to Elect Soraya Diase Coffelt Governor said it will launch a broad-ranging media campaign introducing Soraya’s vision to the people of the Virgin Islands. Her vision is centered on transforming the Virgin Islands into the

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Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meet in Kingston Wednesday. | REUTERS [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] KINGSTON – After a week spent preparing Latin American allies for possible new U.S. oil sanctions against Venezuela, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Caribbean on

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Due to a malfunctioning of the air conditioning chiller, the Department of Health (DOH) will temporarily closed the Charles Harwood Complex, located on St. Croix, today at 1:30 p.m. The following clinics/services will temporarily close for the day: · Vital Statistics (Birth &

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power utility, PREPA, is close to replacing former Executive Director Ricardo Ramos, a member of the utility’s board said on Thursday during a panel discussion on the U.S. commonwealth’s storm-ravaged energy sector. PREPA’s governing board is vetting several potential

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health care in the Virgin Islands remains in a perilous state, five months after Hurricanes Irma and Hurricane Maria smacked down the territory. The only hospital on St. Thomas, the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC), serves some 55,000 residents between the islands

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CAUGHT! Jason Donovan, 33, (second from right in purple t-shirt) relaxes with his friends. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas burglary suspect was allegedly caught red-handed by police with the stolen goods — in a restaurant. Jason Donovan, 33, was arrested and charged with third-degree

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senators met in the Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee to update and improve the current Virgin Islands Veterinary Practice Act. Committee chair Sen. Nereida “Nellie” Rivera-O’Reilly took testimony from people working in veterinary services, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and

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