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 TRUDEAU’S NAVY: HMCS Summerside HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — HMCS Moncton and Summerside sailed out of Halifax harbor on Wednesday headed for the warmer waters of the Caribbean. The two ships will be part of Operation CARIBBE 2016, a multinational campaign to fight drug smuggling in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean.

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              WAPA CEO Hugo Hodge Jr.  CHRISTIANSTED – Hugo Hodge Jr. will be forced to quit the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority after eight years on the job after a vote to renew his contract deadlocked in a 4-4 tie. Half of the

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   Limetree Bay Boss: Jerry Ashcroft CHRISTIANSTED – Limetree Bay Terminals on St. Croix is poised to make a fast turnaround by April because its tanks have been “well-maintained” since it was closed in January 2012, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Limetree Bay Terminals acquired the facility with

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SAN JUAN – If you’re pregnant and you’ve traveled to Latin America or the Caribbean, health professionals stongly suggest that you get tested for the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also asking pregnant women to avoid traveling to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known. The study, by the University of British Columbia near Vancouver, reconstructed the global catch between 1950 and 2010 and found that it was 30 per cent

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            CDB President Warren Smith In a small meeting room, tucked away from the faux waterfalls of the Paris Regency Hyatt hotel’s immaculate lobby, Warren Smith, a soft-spoken Jamaican economist and the newly re-elected president of the Caribbean Development Bank, explained how it all might

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                 Reseacher William Lau NEW YORK – Hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more

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The V.I. Free Press app is available for free now in the Apple Store! There are more mobile devices than people on the planet. Over five billion mobile subscribers – about 77% of the world’s population – are online. This new type of simple access for consumers is catching on

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         Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville V.I. Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville passed along the following communiqué  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta: In May 2015, the World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere, with autochthonous (locally acquired)

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     Haiti’s Florence Duperval Guillaume PORT-AU-PRINCE – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant woman and others to be aware when traveling to countries where a new mosquito-borne illness — possibly linked to babies born with small, undeveloped brains in Brazil — has appeared. The

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