September 20, 2017 10:49 am Last modified: 4:47 am

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Where Are the Tarps?

With heavy rains inundating the territory the past few days and another storm or even two heading our way, the many people on St. Thomas and St. John with damaged roofs on their homes and businesses have been heading to distribution points --- and finding no tarps.
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Tropical Depression 15 Moving Towards Territory

A weather system dubbed Tropical Depression 15 is moving west across the Atlantic with a good chance of developing into a hurricane and passing between St. Croix and St. Thomas on Wednesday.
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Postal Update: Money Orders and Shipping Stuff Out Now Possible at Havensight

As of Saturday morning, St. Thomas residents will be able pick up and ship mail, at least to some degree, in some locations, according to the U.S. Postal Service. New mail is coming in and money order services are starting Saturday.
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National Hurricane Center five day forecast of tropical disturbance's likely path as of 2 p.m. Friday (Image courtesy of the National Hurricane Center)

More Storms On Way to USVI

A tropical disturbance around 1100 miles east of the Windward Islands and a bit further east of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is producing heavy showers and thunderstorms and is on a path to affect the territory, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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NBA star Tim Duncan meets with members of the National Guard.

Duncan, Bloomberg Visit Territory, Bringing Millions In Irma Aid

The combined resources of the local and federal governments along with private contributions, will help get the territory through its recovery, but Gov. Kenneth Mapp cautioned Thursday that the road forward is not a sprint but a "long haul."
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Annas Rest, with the damaged Tutu Hi-Rise apartments toward rear the of photo. (James Gardner photo)

Residents of Damaged Public Housing To Be Relocated

The Estate Tutu Apartments were profoundly damaged during Hurricane Irma last week and its residents will have to be moved to other locations in the coming weeks, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said during his Thursday hurricane recovery update.
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Two cruise ships tie up side by side in 2013 in Frederiksted. (Bill Kossler photo)

Hurricane Damage to Other Islands Means St. Croix Getting More Cruise Ships

St. Croix should prepare for a big increase in cruise ship visits, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said at his daily Hurricane Irma recovery update Thursday.
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Castle Coakley Shooting Leaves One Dead

A man walking to work Thursday morning was shot and killed in the Castle Coakley area, the V.I. Police Department said.
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Plaskett Announces First Irma Relief Grants

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett on Wednesday announced the immediate availability of $2 million for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads and three other grants totaling $1.2 million for other Irma recovery needs.
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People flock to the Boulon Center in Cruz Bay to use the wireless hot spot, one of the few on St. John. (Amy Roberts photo)

Airlines Returning to STX; Tim Duncan, Bloomberg to Visit Islands

Gov. Kenneth Mapp appeared agitated as he began a news conference Wednesday; saying that some recovery efforts were not going as they should and some residents were complaining more than helping; but overall things are positive.
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