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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said this morning there is an active fire in the mulch section at the entrance of the Anguilla Landfill. The fire ignited today at about 3 a.m., according to VIWMA. The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and staff are working

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BLUEBEARDS BEACH: Is on the East End of St. Thomas near Turquoise Bay and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. Bluebeards beach has failed DPNR water quality testing two weeks in a row. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Six beaches in territory failed water quality testing for bacteria

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MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX — A high school student who attacked a teacher on Thursday was found to have a loaded handgun in his bag, authorities said. On Thursday, October 11, 2018, at approximately 2:05 p.m., 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of a possession of an unlicensed firearm that was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Democratic challenger Albert Bryan Jr. are in a statistical dead heat in the weeks leading up to the November 6th general election, according to a new poll released yesterday. The University of the Virgin Islands poll said that Mapp and Bryan are tied

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Over the last month the Virgin Islands government has worked to eliminate the retirement backlog for former government employees waiting for their pensions, Government House said. This includes recent payments totaling $1,182,064 for 96 retirees, Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens said on Wednesday. The Mapp-Potter administration said it

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CHRISTIANSTED — The National Crime Prevention Council has designated the month of October as Crime Prevention Month.  The theme for 2018 is “Celebrating communities that are making a difference.” The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Crime Prevention Bureau said it “will acknowledge and celebrate the practice of crime prevention, while promoting awareness

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he and “his administration have received high praise for their handling of the post-hurricane crisis in the territory and their success in the continued rebuilding of the tourism sector.” At a press conference on Tuesday, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) President Michele Paige applauded

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, A.J. Collazo and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that an upcoming prescription take-back event is scheduled for October 27th on St. Croix and St. Thomas. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and

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FREDERIKSTED — A series of planned network changes at JetBlue will see it shift fleet resources from what it considers underperforming cities and accelerate its focus-city growth strategy in Boston and Fort Lauderdale, the New York-based carrier said today. JetBlue determined that St. Croix’s Henry Rohlsen Airport was one of

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) will join other fire departments around the nation in observing Fire Prevention Week, October 7 to 13. Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association since 1922, the purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the risks posed by fires and

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