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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Top territorial and federal officials gathered recently on St. Thomas to see how the federal government could better help the territory in a disaster. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II Acting Administrator Thomas Fargione met with Gov. Albert Bryan and other leaders during the monthly Emergency

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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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CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay has suspended production and residents of Enfield Green in Frederiksted are being asked to disconnect their cisterns after the refinery sprayed more oil over homes, rendering area water unsafe to drink. New noxious odors began Wednesday around noon, a week after similar gases permeated the west

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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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