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Sunday, May 20, 2018
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DPNR and FEMA Update Residents on Building Code

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided homeowners and contractors with information on recently-updated building codes and guidelines at a public briefing Wednesday.
U.S. Coast Guard cutter Confidence, home-ported in Port Canaveral, Florida, was part of the search. (Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Crewmember

U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Wednesday night for the crewmember who went over the side of a cruise ship about eight nautical miles southeast of St. Thomas. No trace of the crewmember was found.
St. Croix filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz. (Photo by Holly Jones)

STX Filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz Debuts ‘Soléne’

St. Croix native Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz, recognized worldwide for her documentaries, will debut her first drama Thursday at an invitation-only gala premiere at Caribbean Cinemas.

Mapp Signs ‘Sign Law,’ Vetoes Electioneering Change

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed into law a bill from Sen. Myron Jackson to ban digital and animated billboards in the territory. The bill (Bill...
An overflow crowd fills the cafeteria at the Julius E. Sprauve School Tuesday for a town hall meeting with Gov. Kenneth Mapp.

Town Meeting Peppers Governor with Questions about STJ Future

A large, sometimes restless crowd focused on the future of St. John Tuesday night, with special concern for the Julius E. Sprauve School, when Gov. Kenneth Mapp held a town meeting in Cruz Bay.
A FEMA mitigation specialist gives advice on rebuilding stronger.

In Sickness and in Health, FEMA Still Stands By V.I.

It started as a hurried affair, but now FEMA is promising a long-term commitment to the Virgin Islands. 'We’re here for the long run,' said Ricardo Zuniga, who recently took over the USVI News Desk for the External Affairs office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.