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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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WAPA Releases Restoration Update for October 16

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update for Monday, Oct. 16, on what progress it is making on all three islands.
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Department of Health’s Schedule of Services, October 16 – 20

The V.I. Department of Health gives many schedules and locations for clinics covering different medical/health needs on all three islands.
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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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Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

JFL Board Appoints Wanda Ruben as New CEO

The governing board of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center announced Monday that it had appointed Wanda M. Ruben to the post of chief executive officer during an emergency board meeting.
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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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Edward Jefferson Charles (VIPD photo)

Police Arrest Suspect in Williams Delight Slaying

The V.I. Police Department Monday arrested a suspect in the Saturday stabbing death of a man in Williams Delight. According to the VIPD, 52-year-old Edward Jefferson Charles was arrested at 8:45 a.m. Monday and charged with first-degree murder.
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Coffelt Reaches Out to Delegate Plaskett on Need for Financial Accountability, Transparency of Federal Aid Funding

The Sept. 29th PFA audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the U. S. Department of Interior revealed mismanagement of $150 million and on-going lax accounting practices that date all the way back to 2002.
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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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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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