November 20, 2017 1:40 pm Last modified: 7:47 am

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The Dollar fo’ Dollar tour passes through Emancipation Garden. (Priscilla Hintz Rivera photo)

‘Hurricane Edition’ of Dollar fo’ Dollar Tour Remembers 1916 Gale and Coal Carrier Strike

Organizers of Saturday’s 12th annual Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture and History Tour used the territory’s post-storm mood to highlight the history of another devastating hurricane, one that directly preceded a coal carrier strike in 1916.
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Kids watch a puppet show featuring iggi the iguana at Roosevelt Park Saturday.

Iggi the Iguana is Back to Help Kids Heal from Storm Trauma

A kid-focused hurricane recovery program featuring an iguana character named iggi (with a small i) is being revived by local therapists to help children and families deal with trauma after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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Good Hope County Day School students Savanna Capdeville, Carolyn Grimm and Kelsy Bhola talk about their cultural exchange trip to Denmark.

Students Challenged to ‘Fire Start’ their Generation at Youth Conference

About 50 of St. Croix’s brightest and most self-assured teens gathered at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus to address their generation’s issues for the next 100 years at the V.I. Centennial Youth Conference.
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Many St. Thomas and St. John buildings are missing roofs. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

FEMA Approves Permanent Housing Construction for U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA has approved permanent housing construction for eligible survivors who have sustained at least $17,000 in FEMA verified loss but whose home was not destroyed by the hurricanes.
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Mapp Meets Interior Secretary Zinke in D.C.

Thursday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp met with U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Washington D.C. to discuss hurricane response and recovery.
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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Fed Disaster Supplemental “Woefully Inadequate” Says Plaskett

The Office of Management and Budget sent down its third supplemental budget request, asking Congress for $44 billion for all U.S. jurisdictions impacted by this year's hurricanes, but without funding for rebuilding.
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The GERS building on St. Croix.

Paying Out Twice What it Collects, GERS Heading Toward Cash-Crunch In 2019

The Government Employees Retirement System is currently paying out twice in annuity payments to retirees than what it collects between employer and employee retirement contributions, rents and loan repayments.
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Vessels are salvaged in Salt River Bay.

Salt River Bay Vessel Removal Underway

The U.S. Coast Guard has been working alongside Department of Planning and Natural Resources and other agencies to complete the safe removal of the sunken vessels in Salt River Bay.
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UVI employees browse supply tables set up Thursday at the Wellness Center on the university’s St. Thomas campus.

Hebrew Congregation, Volunteers Pay It Forward at UVI Distribution

Supply distributions coordinated by St. Thomas' Hebrew Congregation and a network of volunteers, like the one held Thursday on the UVI St. Thomas campus, have become a 'beacon' for people who want to help the hurricane recovery.
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Dead trees and brush along Centerline Road in the days after Hurricane Irma.

St. John Update: Army Corps Says No Debris-Burning on Island; Internet Arrives in Coral Bay

The decision has been made not to burn growing piles of tree and plant debris on St. John, and Coral Bay now has its own communications hotspot.
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