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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners LLC, which invests the retirement savings of Maine teachers, NFL football players and Mayo Clinic doctors, lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting on a troubled St. Croix oil refinery, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. Boston-based Arclight’s Energy

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, through its Public Assistance Program, awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works $26,394,709 for eight road projects in both the St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John districts. The obligations will cover costs to rebuild

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces today that the excessive amount of decaying sargassum seaweed in the Red Hook area has caused the depletion of oxygen in the bay thus producing a rotten stench.    Due to the stench, the

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FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning & Natural Resources invites the public to celebrate World Oceans Day with a Street to Reef Cleanup this Friday, June 11th from 9-11am at the Albert Edwards Fish Market in Frederiksted.   The welcome area will be next to

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is keeping tabs on a potential system over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The NHC said today that a cluster of thunderstorms is expected to form into a low pressure system by the end of the week. Further development is possible as the system moves

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency through its Public Assistance Program has approved $11,607,385 to refurbish the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) Anna’s Hope Compound on St. Croix and their office building on St. John. Several areas on the St. Croix

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CHRISTIANSTED — The annual queen conch season officially ends today, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. DPNR said that harvesting queen conch and the possession of queen conch during the closed season is prohibited on St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island as of June

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MIAMI — The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today. But with the news that people in the active hurricane belt should be on guard against the storms from June to November — came the grim warning that improperly installed generators kill more people in the aftermath of the deadly cyclones

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan met at Government House in St. Croix on Friday with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell, who was sworn-in in April by Congress following President Biden’s nomination to the position. The Governor congratulated Administrator Criswell on her new position and told her he is looking

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BARBADOS — A slew of leading Caribbean celebrities have adopted the new title of “Disaster Fighters” ahead of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which climate scientists forecast will be above normal. Top West Indian cricketers and music stars are joining arms as the new “Disaster Fighters” with The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

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