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Flash Flood Watch Extended Through Monday

The National Weather Service extended the flash flood watch issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to be effective through Monday evening.
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Flood Danger Upgraded for STX

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for St. Croix effective through 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Locations that will experience flooding include Grove Place, Frederiksted South, Christiansted and Frederiksted, according to the NWS.
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Easter camping on St. Croix

Easter Campers Hit the Beaches Despite Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Many St. Croix families spend months in advance planning Easter camping adventures, so when heavy downpours were forecast for this weekend and flash flood warnings issued, it didn’t faze them. They were staying.
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Territory on Flash Flood Watch Through Sunday

The National Weather Service on Friday issued a flash flood watch for the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with portions of Puerto Rico, effective through Sunday evening.
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Clinic Provides Free Walk-Up Meals for St. Croix Homeless

A refrigerator called 'Grace,' standing on the front porch of the Frederiksted Health Care clinic, is the organization’s latest effort to serve St. Croix’s homeless community with meals, donated by area restaurants, accessible 24 hours a day and free of charge.
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Michelle Gray, archaeological technician from the Southeast Archaeological Center, left and David Gadsby, archaeologist from the National Park Service Slave Wrecks Project, this week were digging for artifacts at Fort Christiansvaern. (Carol Buchanan photo)

Slave Wrecks Offer Clues about Difficult History

The National Park Service lecture room in the Danish Company Warehouse on Company Street, Christiansted, was filled Tuesday night with about 100 people who learned about where many slaves may have begun their journey.
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Incoming WICO head Clifford Graham, left, and outgoing head Joseph Boschulte participate in Wednesday’s task force meeting.

Graham Named New WICO Chief; Boschulte Working with Tourism

The first meeting of a task force to improve the visitor experience within Charlotte Amalie started with announcements about new appointments, including the movement of former West Indian Company Ltd. chief Joseph Boschulte to Tourism.
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New Commercial Fishing License Was Issued Despite Moratorium

In 2001 the Virgin Islands put a moratorium on issuing new commercial fishing licenses in order to protect the territory’s fisheries, but at least one has been issued in the last year, and that under murky circumstances.
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Senate Panel Supports Reducing WICO Alternative Tax

WICO will see its payment in lieu of taxes go down from $700,000 per year to $250,000, all of which will be used to maintain and operate the Estate Catherineberg structure as a museum, if a measure OK'd in Committee is approved by the Senate.
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Walker Bars Charleswell from V.I. Property Auctions

A former government employee who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction has been barred from engaging in any future public auctions for five years.
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