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STAVANGER, Norway — Viking Sky cruise ship passenger Rodney Horgen can pinpoint the moment when he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the ship’s glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was visiting Norway on a

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s health department says a drug meant to control opioid overdoses can now be sold without a prescription, a move meant to reduce a spike in opioid deaths across the U.S. commonwealth. Health Secretary Rafael Rodriguez said Tuesday that naloxone will be sold as a nasal

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SAN JUAN — About 4,940 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef was recalled after a school in Puerto Rico found metal in a chub of the meat. If Procesadora La Hacienda’s not-food-in-your-food recall sounds familiar, it’s because Productos La Aguadillana recalled nearly 18 tons of breaded chicken breasts after two schools

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Senator Alicia Barnes said today she acknowledges that WAPA’s distribution of potable water to residents west of the Kingshill storage tank continues to be a problem. Considering this, Senator Barnes is once again calling on Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. to activate the resources of the Virgin

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SAN JUAN — About 35,870 pounds, or 17.9 tons, of breaded chicken patties that went to schools in Puerto Rico have been recalled because they might have pieces of metal. The not-food-in-your-food recall was announced Thursday after a school complained Monday to manufacturer Productos La Aguadillana about metal in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that he supports the decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of passenger safety. Governor Bryan reassured the traveling public that their safety

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advised solid waste haulers that the section of the scrap metal yard that collects and stores vehicles will be closed on Sundays. Vehicles will only be accepted at the scrap metal section during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Housing Authority said this morning that cisterns at its 33 public housing units in the territory have not been “functional” since 2003. Robert Graham, the executive director of VIHA testifying before the Committee on Housing, Transportation, Infrastructure and Telecommunications, said that the U.S. Department

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ST. CROIX/ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN – To honor their integral work supporting the Virgin Islands family caregivers, AARP names Former Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr., and Senator Myron Jackson as the 2018 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of 65 elected officials from 24 states. These leaders have

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FREDERIKSTED — DPNR Commissioner nominee Jean-Pierre Oriol said his Planning and Natural Resources Department closed all offices at its Mars Hill location on St. Croix at 12:00 p.m. today due to no potable water in the building. DPNR contacted the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and has been

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