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Government Simplifying Payroll for Storm

Finance will process a simple, straight 80 hour biweekly Payroll for the Sept. 28 pay date.
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Atlanta Jazz Concert to Benefit USVI Hurricane Relief

Artist in Residence and mentor of United Jazz Foundation Mike Burton is stepping up and supporting the young people of the USVI by organizing a hurricane relief concert in Atlanta Ga. next Sunday.
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Three Storms in Two Weeks, but Coral Bay Residents Say They’ll Stay

Officials from the Coast Guard, FEMA, and a local community group got few takers Monday when they asked residents in Coral Bay, St. John to board a vessel headed to Puerto Rico.
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Shelters Now Open for Hurricane Maria, Curfew Set For 10 A.M. Tuesday

Everyone who had their home damaged in Hurricane Irma or who does not have a safe place to stay during Hurricane Maria is urged to come to a shelter as early as possible.
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Coast Guard Evacuates Some Coral Bay Residents in Face of Onrushing Maria

The U.S. Coast Guard began evacuating residents from Coral Bay Monday morning, according to the Federal Emergency Management, as a hurricane warning was issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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V.I. Abruptly Shifts from Recovery to Taking Shelter

Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s daily press briefings took a brutal turn over the weekend. Friday the news was all about the Hurricane Irma recovery effort. By Sunday, it was all about a potential hit this week from Hurricane Maria.
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Maria Now a Hurricane, Still Heading Toward V.I.

Maria is now a hurricane, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Sunday it could be near major hurricane intensity when it affects portions of the Virgin Islands and Leeward Islands over the next few days.
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Emergency Room Is and Will Stay Open At Schneider

The emergency room at Schneider Regional Medical Center is open and will remain that way through the coming storm, a hospital official reported.
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5 p.m. Saturday satellite photo of Tropical Storm Maria, which is expected to be a category-three hurricane by the time it reaches the territory.

Governor Says Territory Must Prepare for Maria

About the worst news the U.S. Virgin Islands could receive at this time is that another storm is headed its way, but that is exactly the news that Gov. Kenneth Mapp gave at his 5 p.m. news conference on Saturday.
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What’s Open Post-Irma on STT and STJ? Banks, Pharmacies, Groceries and Grills

More and more businesses of all kinds are opening their doors and bit by bit life is returning to something a little closer to normal than to an emergency.
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