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GREAT CRUZ BAY — Two beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that one beach on St. Croix and one on St. John are not considered

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise lines are recovering after hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed our region earlier this year, though cruise-goers describe “blackout” conditions on some islands, and mourn the loss of some of their favorite attractions. The storms hit from late summer into early fall, affecting Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Saint

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ELLIE PERKINS: Died the day before her second birthday in a freak accident as her mother idly chatted to a day care center worker in the British Virgin Islands. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A little girl was crushed to death by the family car a day before her second

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KRALENDIJK — Venezuela’s Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA) could lose its license to operate an oil storage terminal it owns on the Dutch island of Bonaire if it does not soon fulfill maintenance demands by regulators, a government spokeswoman said this week. The terminal is a key part of PDVSA’s logistics

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BLEAK HOUSE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp is presiding over a 100,000-person territory with no money. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The economic future of the Virgin Islands is in dire jeopardy. The debt crisis, also affecting neighboring Puerto Rico, is hitting home in the territory, too. By 2017, St. Thomas, St. John and

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WASHINGTON  — Sweeping tax code changes aimed at keeping U.S. companies from shifting profits offshore to avoid taxes will not affect the battered economy of Puerto Rico, a senior White House official said on Wednesday. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has said the provisions in a new tax bill passed by

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CHRISTIANSTED — They thought they were the lucky ones. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) connected them to electricity on St. Croix at 3:20 p.m. on Nov. 16 — one week before Thanksgiving. It was so relatively “early” in the game for people living on St. Croix, that they

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CHRISTIANSTED — We certainly aren’t going out on a limb to call the Year 2017 the Year of the Hurricane. Not when you live here. Two Category 5 storms smacked down St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix within the space of 13 days. The Virgin Islands had gone years

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SAN JUAN –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is rejecting a report by Refugees International criticizing local and federal hurricane response in Puerto Rico. Spokesman Daniel Llargues said Monday that FEMA has approved more than $1 billion in federal assistance and has distributed more than 120,000 tarps to people

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Brain Coral (Diploria strigosa) in Juno Beach, FL suffering from White Plague, a disease that has ravaged coral reefs in the Western Atlantic. MIAMI — A mysterious epidemic continues to sweep South Florida’s reefs, transforming corals into lifeless skeletons and threatening undersea structures that support tourism, provide hurricane protection and

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