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Debris blocks King Street in Christiansted in front of the Florence Williams Library Wednesday morning.

Debris blocks King Street in Christiansted in front of the Florence Williams Library Wednesday morning.

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Police patch a collapsing portion of St. Peter Mountain Road. (James Gardner photo)

Territory Begins Damage Assessment After Battering by Maria

The V.I. government is working to assess damage to the territory following the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to a statement from the Department of Tourism around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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Debris blocks King Street in Christiansted in front of the Florence Williams Library Wednesday morning.

Many Roofs Gone on St. Croix; Flooding on St. Thomas

Hurricane Maria now has largely moved on from blasting the U.S. Virgin Islands, and initial reports from people on the ground indicate large numbers of roofs have been blown off all over St. Croix and debris covers the streets.
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Cat 5 Hurricane Maria Is Here

As darkness fell across the Virgin Islands Tuesday, it was accompanied by the howling winds and lashing rain of Hurricane Maria, which reached the territory as " an extremely dangerous category five hurricane."
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The early storm clouds of Hurricane Maria began hitting St. Croix Tuesday afternoon. (Marina Ricci photo)

Small Blessing: Maria’s Eye Moves A Little South

Hurricane Maria has moved west of it's projected path somewhat and is now projected to pass 10 to 20 miles south of St. Croix, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in a 5:15 p.m. Tuesday statement from Government House on St. Croix.
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Editorial / Blogs

Virtue of the Week: Compassion

Compassion is understanding and caring when someone is hurt or troubled, even if you don’t know them. It is wanting to help, even if all you can do is listen and say kind words. You forgive mistakes. You are a friend when someone needs a friend
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Virgin Islanders Step Up to the Plate During This Crisis

Stephanie Emelia Barnes appreciates and praises the governor and so many others for the work they are doing for the recovery after the wrath of Hurricane Irma.
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Moving Forward Despite Irma

Justin Moorhead says: “’Never let a crisis go to waste’… It reminds me that there is opportunity in the most challenging of situations. The emphasis is not on any crisis. It is the opportunity that each crisis represents for change.”
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Plaskett Gives Update on Hurricane Aid

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett gives an update of what is happening on the federal level to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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