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Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp

Mapp Calls Special Session on Recycling, Horse Racing, Frederiksted

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has called the Legislature into session for Tuesday to address proposed bills on recycling; anti-doping laws for horse racing, a loan authorization and two Coastal Zone Management permits, which he says need immediate action.
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Luxury boats line the pier at the Charter Yacht Show in Charlotte Amalie.

Confidence Buoys Attendance at Charter Yacht Show

A few weeks after cruise ships returned to Charlotte Amalie Harbor, another segment targeting vacationers at sea made its entrance as 66 luxury yachts and sailboats lined up at Yacht Haven Grande, starring in the 2017 Charter Yacht Show.
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Coal carriers on St. Thomas in the late 19th century (Image from the V.I. Maritime Museum)

Dollar fo’ Dollar Commemoration Set for Saturday

The 12th annual “Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture & History Tour: A Remembrance of the 1892 Coal Workers Strike on St. Thomas,” returns Saturday to the streets of Charlotte Amalie.
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Professional responder Lindsey Cooke from North Carolina comforts a puppy at the ASPCA shelter on St. Croix.

ASPCA Helping St. Croix’s Distressed Pet Population

At the makeshift home for St. Croix pets left homeless by the hurricanes that hit the island, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is caring for, transporting and finding homes for animals as fast as it can..
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Tyreke Morton (Photo from Facebook)

Former STJ Student Faces Attempted Murder Charges in Vermont

A tragic incident that unfolded Nov. 5 in Calais, Vermont, left one former St. John resident seriously injured and another charged with two felony counts of second-degree attempted murder.
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A poster in the Morris de Castro Clinic in Cruz Bay offers tips on how to remove mold.

Health Experts Remind Public About the Dangers of Mold

While the visible signs of hurricane recovery greet Virgin Islands residents as they step outside their homes, experts say more subtle signs of an incomplete recovery may be spreading around them.
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Chenzira Kahina (Source file photo)

VICC Marks Five Years of Celebrating and Preserving Caribbean Culture

Nestled on the University of the Virgin Islands campus, the V.I. Caribbean Cultural Center has been promoting, preserving and archiving Virgin Islands and Caribbean cultural resources for five years, under the tutelage of Chenzira Davis-Kahina.
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U.S. Army SHARP Director Monique Ferrell honors women veterans Saturday in her keynote address.

St. Thomas Veterans Day Celebrations Honor ‘Women Warriors’

Along with celebrating the territory’s veterans Saturday, speakers at an afternoon program on St. Thomas paid tribute to the “women warriors,” who they said have blazed trails not only on-island but around the world while defending the nation.
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A sudden severe downpour caused flooding over St. Croix's La Grange Road Oct. 12. (Photo from Lynette Johannes's Facebook page)

Rainfall Decreasing in November, Local Climatologist Says

No doubt, if you are trying to fix potholes, or are living in a house without a roof; you notice the rain more. While the weeks following Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been rainy one local rain gauge shows the precipitation is dropping below normal.
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A big debris piles near Addelita Cancryn Junior High School on St. Thomas.

A Burning Question: What to Do with Dead Wood?

To burn, or not to burn. That is the question facing the territory regarding the immense piles of fallen trees and branches that are now considered debris, the unwanted results of two category 5 hurricanes.
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