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CHRISTIANSTED — Traditional water usage patterns imply 90 percent of households in the USVI collect and store water in cisterns. Unfortunately, there is little available information on the quality of this water. There is no evidence-based guidance available for the use and/or management of household cistern water. Recent surveys suggest

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it is inviting the public to participate in a free safe boating exposition this weekend. DPNR’s Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) will be hosting a Safe Boating Expo at the Gallows Bay fisherman’s boat ramp on St. Croix from 10 a.m. to 3

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. signed a proclamation recently recognizing African Heritage Week and African Liberation Day, which takes place on May 25th annually. About 200 million people in the Americas identify as being of African descent and millions more live in other parts of the world outside of the African

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CHRISTIANSTED – Students at Lew Muckle Elementary School in Sion Farm were sent home early when administrators discovered “non-structural spalling of concrete in Building J.” The Office of the Insular Superintendent issued a statement on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. on Monday saying parents should come to pick up their children

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Staged readings will take place by island resident actors in St. Thomas on Saturday. The readings have been gleaned from plays that were submitted for this year’s New Playwrights Festival at the Pistarckle Theater. The event takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pistarckle Theater at

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MIAMI — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will lead the territory’s delegation at the annual Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Florida this week. Governor Bryan will hold high-level discussions with leaders from the travel and tourism sector and the international investment community at the Miami summit from today to Thursday.

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CORAL BAY — Daryl A. George, Director of the Virgin Islands Fire Service, said he was pleased to announce the “soft opening” of the Coral Bay Fire Station in St. John on Thursday. The reopening of the station comes more than a year since it closed due to damages sustained

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that her office will be hosting a multi-district training this week, focusing on the investigation and prosecution of transnational organized drug trafficking crime as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program. “The principal mission of OCDETF

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CRUZ BAY – With the help of local businesses, volunteers and St. John Administrator Shikima Jones, non-profit group Island Green Living Association shipped at least 400,000 crushed cans off-island for recycling on Saturday. At least 40 volunteers and 350 volunteer hours went towards the effort, including can collection, crushing at Island

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 170 people filled Victor’s New Hideout on Saturday morning for Senator Marvin Blyden’s 5th Annual V.I. Women United to Empower Scholarship Breakfast. The Senator explained that this year’s honorees, Sara W. Connell, Ramona A. Patino Diaz, Senator Judy M. Gomez and Rosalia Rhymer-Rohan, were selected because of their selfless dedication and

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