January 20, 2018 11:10 am Last modified: 9:37 am

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This home lost a big portion of its roof in the storm. (Love City Strong)

DPNR to Inspect Abandoned and Uninhabitable Structures

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources will inspect buildings throughout the territory to determine if the fall’s storms left them unsafe and in need of being closed or torn down.
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Sen. Brian Smith (D-STT) wears a life vest while chairing Friday's Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety Committee hearing, in a gibe at VITEMA's late tsunami alert. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Storms Caused Extensive Damage to Corrections Facilities, BOC Tells Senate

The fall storms caused the loss of the entire administrative office and severely damaged the newly renovated kitchen at Golden Grove, Assistant Bureau of Corrections Director Everett Hansen told the V.I. Legislature Friday.
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Coral Reef Post-Storm Study Gives ‘Snapshot’ of Hurricane Damage

Fisheries biologist Jeff Miller and his team are working to find out what's going on below the surface of the sea, what's happened to the coral reefs and to the fish after the territory was pummeled by hurricanes.
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Tournament MVP Khadeem Horsford goes up for a shot.

Educational Complex Wins Annual MLK Basketball Tourney

This weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. basketball tournament gave island rivalries the chance to shine, with Charlotte Amalie High School’s Lady Hawks capturing the women's title and St. Croix Educational Complex winning the men's.
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FEMA Programs Continue to Address Housing Needs

The deadline may have passed for individuals filing for personal disaster assistance, but FEMA programs are continuing in the territory, according to Eric Adams, a FEMA public information officer.
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STT Synagogue Honors 8 Students For Carrying MLK Legacy

The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas continues its annual tradition of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King's life with a special service Friday evening to honor eight students, one from each high school on St. Thomas.
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Two Sentenced in Connection With STT McDonald’s Robbery

Two men were sentenced to prison Thursday for their roles in the March 2017 robbery of the McDonald's restaurant in Lockhart Shopping Center, an incident that ended in an armed standoff with police and the death of one of the participants.
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Lt Gov Osbert Potter

Potter Vetoes Public Financing Bill for Private Projects

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter vetoed bills to broaden the ways tax revenues can be used for hotel construction and renovation and put liens on V.I. government revenues to secure private construction lending, and a pension reform measure.
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The Oscar E. Henry Customs House in Frederiksted.

Potter Signs Anti-Doping Law, Frederiksted Restaurant Lease And More

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter signed a lease for a new Frederiksted restaurant and a zoning variation for a halfway house in Estate Glynn, this week while acting on recent legislation.
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The territory's plan for post-storm debris management will help deal with mountains of material blown down by the two storms.

Where’s Territory’s Debris Plan? WMA Mum on Details

The furor over the prospect of burning hurricane debris has left some environmentalists wondering what happened to the rest of the territory's management plan.
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