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WCSC is dedicated to ending violence and assisting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other crimes. We operate a 24-hour hotline to offer in-person crisis intervention with trained victim advocates at police stations and hospitals., and other free and confidential services for survivors and families in ...See More need on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.. Show Less
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The islands are at risk of losing land because of rising ocean water levels, and it has already lost coral reef areas because of pollution.1 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Division of Environmental Quality have embarked on multi-year protection projects to monitor pollution levels, prevent erosion, clean up contaminated areas, and replant native species to preserve the biodiversity.2

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Washington Post 
The Oct. 13 editorial “Puerto Rico's unacceptable state” continued to promote the myth in the minds of the public that our government has no other immediate and urgent economic and social crisis on its hands in the Caribbean. What of the U.S. Virgin ... See more..
When two category 5 hurricanes slammed the U.S. Virgin Islands just two weeks apart this September, the storms devastated vital infrastructure in the territory home to more than 100,000 Americans. But the 200-mph winds also decimated foliage with the ... See more..
UPDATED--Is President Donald Trump aware residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands are, in fact, Americans? It's unclear. In a speech Friday, Trump said he'd recently "met with the president of the Virgin Islands" to discuss the recent hurricanes that have ... See more..
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Many residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands are still living without power or running water almost six weeks after the first of two back-to-back Category 5. See more.. 
Norwich – Three Norwich Public Utilities employees, who are taking part in a mutual aid effort on the U.S. Virgin Islands, are dealing with very challenging conditions for themselves and the community they are assisting, NPU officials said Monday ... See more..
Sun Sentinel 
To assist with hurricane recovery efforts, the Stephenson Family Foundation – founded by Richard J Stephenson – is pledging $5 million in relief funds to the ... See more..
Travel Agent 
U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty report that the cruise company will be the first to return to St. Thomas following back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes that impacted the territory last month. See more..
Tricycle (blog) 
Shortly after arriving in the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix by way of San Juan and Houston, Droski hopped a military transport to St. Thomas, where her medical expertise was desperately needed after Hurricane Irma made landfall in early September ... See more..
Washington Post 
Depending on what media outlets Americans engage, they might think that Puerto Rico is the only U.S. territory hit by hurricanes recently, but that's not true. The U.S. Virgin Islands were hit twice — by Hurricanes Irma and Maria — and for the most ... See more.. 
“Then I was sent to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands ... and later San Juan, Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria.” Bieniek is team leader for the PA-3 region of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, part of the federal government's National ... See more..
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