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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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FREDERIKSTED — Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority potable water customers in some areas of St. Croix are experiencing low water pressure this morning. WAPA said the problem is a result of diminished capacity at its Mountain storage tank. Water Distribution crews have been deployed to determine the cause of

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix rum has been named one of the top five rums in the Caribbean this year. Cruzan Rum, made in Estate Diamond (west), was given the distinction of being the No. 4 rum in the region by USA 10Best Caribbean. Below is a list of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) said Emergency Department restroom facilities for patients and staff are now working. The restrooms are adjacent to the ambulance bay with a total of four restrooms including one that is Americans With Disabilities Act compliant, the V.I. Department

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By RITA DE FERRARY The multiples of repetition of “sea sanctuary” by multiple news media outlets doesn’t make it so, and is simply an untruth concocted to sway public opinion. Sanctuaries are typically habitat or living areas, that exclude human and commercial activities and or are associated with rehabilitation and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Coral World Ocean Park welcomed four Atlantic bottlenose dolphins to their new home at Coral World’s new St. Thomas Sea Sanctuary at Water Bay in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The dolphins will participate in the Park’s programming designed to inspire guests to care for and protect the

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