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Caneel Bay. Note the missing beachfront units.

Friends of the V.I. National Park Look to the Future

The V.I. National Park is 'closed' because of hurricane damage, but Joe Kessler, president of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, reminded the park that by law the beaches are always open.
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North Carolina Army National Guard Sgt. Gary C. Spencer, a historian with the North Carolina National Guard Museum, interviews a soldier for historical documentation Oct. 6 at Joint Force Headquarters, St. Croix. (Mississippi National Guard photo by Spc. Jovi Prevot, 102d Public Affairs Detachment)

USVI Relief: History in the Making

Museum historians normally research, document and catalog artifacts for their historical archives. But the job includes much more for a pair of citizen soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard Museum and Learning Center of Excellence.
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Two Disaster Recovery Centers Open on St. Thomas for Hurricane Survivors

Recovery centers offer one-on-one support to homeowners, renters and small-business owners who are working to recover from the September hurricanes.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp announces the appointment of Clifford Graham, right, as chairman of the V.I. Hurricane and Resiliency Advisory Group during a news conference Monday. (Photo provided by Government House)

Mapp Appoints Panel to Help Guide Hurricane Recovery

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp on Monday announced the creation of an expert advisory committee to help guide reconstruction and resiliency efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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This home lost a big portion of its roof in the storm. (Love City Strong)

FEMA Representatives on St. John Warn of Fraudulent Phone Calls, Texts

After three reported instances of potential fraud on St. John over the weekend, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding residents not to respond to phone calls or texts asking for personal information on behalf of the agency.
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An artist's conception from LIGO Caltech shows the moment two neutron stars collide, releasing gravitational waves and a massive gamma ray burst.

UVI’s Etelman Observatory Helped with Landmark Neutron Star Observations

For the first time, scientists have directly detected both gravitational waves – ripples in space and time – and also light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars, and UVI's Etelman Observatory played a role.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp speaks at Friday’s news conference. (Jamie Leonard photo)

Governor Expresses Condolences for Death of FEMA Worker

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp and L.t Gov. Osbert E. Potter expressed condolences Monday to the family and colleagues of Federal Emergency Management Agency outreach worker Rich Bradley, who died of natural causes on St. Croix.
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Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas ties up at Charlotte Amalie, wh3re it took on about 560 passengers, part of a contingent of 1,400 evacuated Saturday from the territory. (SAP photo)

Royal Caribbean Returns to STT Nov. 10

Cruise ships return to St. Thomas Nov. 10, with a call from Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas. The cruise company will be the first to return to St. Thomas following back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes that hit the territory.
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Heavy flooding from Irma on St. Thomas, Sept. 6,

Alert: Flash Flood Warning For St. Thomas, St. John Until 4:30 Monday

The National Weather Service in San Juan has extended the flash flood warning for St. John and St. Thomas until 4:20 p.m. Up to three inches of rain had already fallen and flash flooding was already occurring.
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Attorney General Claude Walker in an April photo, testifying at a V.I. Senate hearing.. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

AG: Report Change of Address, Income for Child Support Payments

Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused a temporary lull in child support payments, but Attorney General Claude Walker and his staff said over the weekend that checks have been going out for at least the past week.
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