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CHRISTIANSTED — The Limetree Bay refinery is releasing “light hydrocarbon odors” due to maintenance being conducted on its coker unit, prompting nearby schools to dismiss students two days this week. Three St. Croix schools in Frederiksted closed campuses on Thursday and Friday due to a noxious odor affecting air quality

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a missing 76-year-old man on St. Thomas. Warren A. Thomas is a Black male who stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He has white hair and and a white beard, brown eyes and a light brown complexion. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the 3.4 magnitude earthquake that shook the northern U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday, St. Thomas has now experienced two tremors in seven days. Luckily, the latest jolt was too weak to create any damage nor initiate any kind of tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police responded this week to a bomb threat that backed up traffic on St. Croix and a hoax tsunami warning that caused confusion on St. Thomas. A bomb threat was called in to the St. Croix Gastroenterology Center in Herman Hill on Wednesday, according to a message posted

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Country music star Kenny Chesney has identified the pilot of an ill-fated helicopter crash that left at least four people dead on Monday afternoon. Chesney said in the Facebook group “What’s Going On St. Thomas?” that he has been flying with helicopter pilot Maria Rodriguez for 15

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing VITEMA Director Daryl Jaschen said there is a new hotline for people to call if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination now. “Currently, the territory is still serving Phase 1A and Phase 1B, and as a result the 28-plus providers

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Thursday, Communications Director Richard Motta said that Governor Albert Bryan met with Acting FEMA Regional Administrator David Maurstad to discuss the territory’s hurricane recovery progress, the STEP (Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power) program, and other issues. Maurstad reaffirmed FEMA’s commitment to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Health Department said the territory’s 24th death due to COVID-19 happened over the weekend. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s 24th death related to COVID-19. “The deceased is

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan urged residents to scale back on holiday gatherings to try to stop the advance of the COVID-19 virus.  Bryan also said that further restrictions will have to be imposed in the next few weeks — including mandating 100 percent testing at

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Monday, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis provided some details on the distribution drill the Department of Health is conducting this week in advance of the expected arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine.  Using a “mock” vaccine, the Department of Health drill involves

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