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CHRISTIANSTED — Due to the high volume of rainfall experienced throughout the territory this week, DPNR anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff, high surf zones and possible sewer system overflows. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advises the public to refrain from using any of

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SAN JUAN — Three officials with Puerto Rico’s Senate were arrested by FBI agents Thursday and later charged by the U.S. commonwealth’s federal prosecutor with alleged corruption for a case involving a scheme to defraud the legislature using “ghost employees.” Federal prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said 18 charges were brought

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Wednesday signed ten bills that were passed by the 33rd Legislature on May 14 and 15, including an extension to the deadline for establishing rules and regulations governing medical marijuana and a bill prohibiting veterans who receive taxi medallions from selling them

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CHRISTIANSTED — Physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers on St. Croix are advised of an important training update on measles to be held at the Juan F. Luis Hospital at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Doctors and other health care providers, including school nurses or administrators, are strongly urged to attend so

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a main water line broke near the entrance road to the Bovoni Landfill in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The Nadir and Bovoni pump stations are affected by this “force main break” at the Mangrove Lagoon Wastewater treatment plant and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Members of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr’s cabinet came together Wednesday at Government House on St. Croix to discuss the Administration’s FY 2020 budget and policy priorities. The governor opened Wednesday’s meeting by thanking members of his cabinet for working through their respective agencies to “stabilize the government and

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SAN JUAN — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch across the Virgin Islands through tonight. This impacts much of Puerto Rico and the entire U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Rainfall accumulation was expected to be between one to three inches yesterday with isolated higher

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FREDERIKSTED — After learning of multiple acts of vandalism on various campuses over the long Memorial Day weekend, St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling on the community to aid law enforcement in protecting schools and other public buildings. Gittens is also requesting that the Virgin Islands Department of Education

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will make an official announcement of his signing the U.S. Virgin Islands into the AARP network of age-friendly communities tomorrow. The announcement, as well as address by the governor and other leaders of AARP in The Virgin Islands, will take place during the government

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MIAMI — NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year.  There is a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below-normal season.  For 2019, NOAA predicts a

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