May 26, 2017 6:38 pm Last modified: 9:57 am

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Emergency Response Exercise Begins Next Week

Within the next few days, around 1,000 military and Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel will descend on the territory to conduct exercises next week in response to a simulated tsunami.
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V.I. Rum Revenues and Rum Spending 2004-2016) (2014-2016 subsidy levels are estimated, based on contracted subsidy percentages and relative rum revenue levels)

V.I. Budget Crisis Part 5: Weren’t Rum Funds Supposed To Save Us?

A big new rum distillery on St. Croix was supposed to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue. What happened? Wasn't that supposed to save us?
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Police Investigate Rape, Carjacking

Two women driving on the Eastern Road on Christiansted Saturday night when they were stopped, their vehicle stolen and one of the women raped.
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Sewage Leak in Frederiksted

There has been break in Frederiksted's Lagoon Street Pump Station’s force main near the St. Patrick School and residents are urged to avoid the area if they can while repairs take place. Waste Management Authority officials say repairs to the force main will begin Tuesday, May 9, at 9
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VITOL propane shipment arrives on St. Croix in 2015, from V.I. Source archives

PSC Says WAPA Keeping It In Dark About Fuel Supplier Dispute

The Water and Power Authority has not given the Public Services Commission information about billing and payment problems with its fuel producer, and members learned about it through news reports, PSC officials said in a statement Monday.
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Francky Favre talks to Dave Ragsdale Sunday after winning the 29th – and final – St. Croix Ironman in a tie of 4:42:07.

‘Awesome’ Iron Man Ends

Francky Favre of Martinique was the first place finisher in what was probably the last Iron Man competition on St. Croix, repeating his win from the year before. His winning time of 04:41:07 was two minutes faster than last year.
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WAPA Executive Director Julio Rhymer

WAPA Says Electricity Production Will Continue Without Disruption

The V.I. Water and Power Authority assured residents Sunday that its power plants will not run out of fuel and WAPA will continue to produce and provide electricity to its customers.
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Julian Jackson Sr. and Clayton Laurent Jr. announce Laurent’s new management contract.

Amateur Fighter Clayton Laurent Jr. Turns Pro

Calling himself “Mr. 340,” nine-year amateur fighter Clayton Laurent Jr. announced Friday that he will soon make his professional debut on St. Thomas, in a fight tentatively scheduled for Aug. 19.
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Second Lawsuit Filed Over Timeshare Fees

Great Bay Condominium Owners, representing St. Thomas Ritz Carlton Club timeshare owners and individual owners and individual owners Tim O'Brien and Keith Cheatham filed suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.
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Mapp Calls Special Session for Medicaid, Horse Racing Bills

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has called a special session for Wednesday to consider seven proposed bills, including more funding for Medicaid matching and anti-doping rules for horse racing.
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