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Gov. Kenneth Mapp (Source file photo)

Mapp Expects CEKA to Reopen Thursday to Commercial Flights

Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas will reopen for commercial flights on Thursday and St. Croix's Henry E. Rohlsen Airport may open next week, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday in his daily news conference.
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Gifft Hill School first graders eat lunch on their first day back at school.

School is in Session at Gifft Hill

School is back in session, at least for some St. John students at the Gifft Hill School.
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Viya Launches St. Croix Hot Spot, Focuses on Wireless

With damage to their infrastructure in both districts, Viya officials said Monday that they are working as fast as possible to make repairs. "We're talking about thousands of poles that are down," Viya spokeswoman Jennifer Matarangas-King said.
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Virgin Islanders Use Crowd Power To Spread Word on What V.I. Businesses Are Open Again

Tracking down what businesses are and are not yet open amid storm cleanup, unreliable utilities and general chaos throughout the territory. Some Virgin Islanders have harnessed the power of the crowd and of social media.
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Rumor of Diesel Shortage No Longer Accurate

Rumors of a diesel shortage are already out of date and exaggerated, according to V.I. officials and fuel merchants.
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Crew from Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier offload 450 liters of water to Coral Bay, St. John. Napier's crew also provided diesel fuel to the local fire department. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

St. Croix Man Listed as Seventh Fatality from Storms

A St. Croix man has become the seventh fatality as a result of the two category 5 hurricanes to pummel the territory in the last two weeks, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said. Mapp also promised harsh penalties for looters on St. Croix.
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A WAPA lineman works on a transformer. (Photo provided by WAPA)

WAPA Opening Customer Call Centers

The V.I. Water and Power Authority will activate call centers in both island districts, Monday, the electrical service announced Sunday evening.
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Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley, said the reports of Irma and Maria reminded him of when he was bishop in St. Thomas during Hurricane Hugo,

‘I Wish I Could Be There Again’ Former V.I. Prelate O’Malley Says

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, a former bishop of the Virgin Islands, has used the passage of two hurricanes to recall his years in St. Thomas and the experience of another catastrophic storm that affected the territory during his tenure, Hurricane Hugo.
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VITEMA begins food distribution Saturday afternoon in Cruz Bay. (Amy Roberts photo)

Fuel Shortage Worries St. John

With limited transportation to and from the sparsely populated U.S. Virgin Island and oil and gas-fired generators the only source of electricity, there are concerns about running out of fuel.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp meets with senators Saturday on St.Thomas,

Recovery Reports Are Positive, but Schools, Hospitals, Police Still Face Challenges

Step by step, the territory is recovering from the double whammy of two Category 5 hurricanes this month, but there's a long way to go, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Saturday in his daily briefing.
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