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CHRISTIANSTED — People of all ages experience a fall from time to time, but as we get older, the results of a fall pose a serious health risk to people. Falls are a leading cause of injury for older adults. The St. Croix Senior Collaborative is offering classes called “A Matter

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHAMBLEE, Ga.  — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her here on St. Croix. The Big Island’s air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the Caribbean. But if she went home now, she would

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Wisconsin Red Cross is sending its top disaster official to assist with relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit. Marytha “Crazy Eyes” Blanchard will spend three weeks in St. Thomas distributing emergency supplies, reuniting families and providing hurricane victims

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DEMOLISHED! John H. Woodson Junior High School near Mon Bijou on St. Croix. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — “Getting school open was a big step in the direction towards some sense of normalcy,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp told reporters Tuesday at Government House in St. Croix. While all schools were not ready

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Tired, frustrated but upbeat. That’s how Clinton Brown of Chicago described residents on St. Croix. Brown is working as an American Red Cross volunteer here, helping after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. “People on the island are upbeat despite their hardship,” Brown wrote in one of several

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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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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD The Caribbean island nation of Haiti is once more in a first-class political mess. Its previous elected president, Michel Martelly, a former entertainer, stepped down in February with no successor in place. On June 14, the 120-day mandate of the provisional president, Jocelerme Privert, expired, with

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Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children under age 5, after birth defects. For youngsters under 15, only traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths by injury. And while drowning rates have declined slightly since the turn of the century, blacks continue to die from drowning

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