December 12, 2017 5:01 am Last modified: 3:10 am

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The USVI Hurricane Heroes calendar features first responders and lineman who came to the territory's aid. (Photo by Rebecca Howe)

Calendar Honors USVI Hurricane Heroes; Available for Pre-Order

With the influx of first responders and stateside linemen into the territory post-hurricanes, a small group of residents banded together to create a singular “thank you” gift that is now available for pre-order online.
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Postal Service Program Offers Extra Love to Families Across V.I., PR

Need some extra holiday help this year? The U.S. Postal Service is encouraging families across the territory and Puerto Rico to send a letter to Santa for the chance to be adopted by a good Samaritan.
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Eight members of Congress and other officials joined Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Delegate Stacey Plaskett for a listening session at Juan F. Luis Hospital following a brief tour to assess hurricane damage and the ongoing recovery effort. (Government House photo)

Congressional Group Tours St. Croix

Eight members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce toured St. Croix over the weekend assessing the damage to the territory and the ongoing effort to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp speaks Monday at Government House. (Jamie Leonard photo)

Mapp: Virgin Islanders Deserve Same Aid as Other Americans

Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday that he urged visiting members of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce to treat residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories the same as all other American citizens.
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Senate President Myron Jackson chairs Wednesday's legislative session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Symposium Explores Converting Old School into Museum, Learning Center

More than 20 government, non-profit, and community stakeholders talked about the scope, sustainability, and organizational structure to revitalize the Jose Antonio Jarvis Elementary School as a museum, cultural and learning center.
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Trunk Bay, which was recently reopened, has been recognized as one of the world's 10 best beaches. (V.I. National Park photo)

Trunk Bay Cleaned Up and Winning Recognition

Trunk Bay Beach is not only cleared and open for visitors; it is receiving international recognition again. Online travel agency FlightNetwork recently named Trunk Bay as the 10th best beach in the world.
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Steven van Beverhoudt testifies before the Senate in June. (File photo)

Inspector General Says Audits Back on Track

Virgin Islands Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt said Friday that his office was getting close to normal operations after almost three months after a pair of hurricanes threw "normal" out the window.
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The V.I. Legislature building on St. Croix.

Legislature Looks for New Building on St. Croix

The Legislature approved a bill Friday intended to appropriate about $4 million to rent a temporary office for the Legislature on St. Croix and to build a new complex in Estate Golden Rock, near Christiansted.
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A big debris piles near Addelita Cancryn Junior High School on St. Thomas.

Senate OKs Burning Ban, Horse Racing Laws

The V.I. Legislature approved a bill Friday to ban the large-scale burning of wood and vegetative debris from the recent storms.
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The VIPD's Mariel C. Newton Command Center on St. John, heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. (All photos with this story are from the Love City Strong Facebook page)

Hurricane Season Ends: CSU Says Season Was Worse than Forecast

With the disastrous 2017 hurricane season finally officially over, the Colorado State University team that monitors and predicts hurricane activity said Thursday that the season was extremely active – more active than they had predicted.
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