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CHRISTIANSTED – Two beaches on St. Croix have been found to be unfit for swimming or fishing after water testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR said that the ocean near Breezez restaurant/Club St. Croix condominiums in Golden Rock and the shores near Grapetree Bay on

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CHRISTIANSTED – Only one beach in St. Croix – near Mill Harbour Condominiums – has been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) in its weekly beach advisory. But DPNR admits that beaches on the other Virgin Islands were not tested at

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US DOL’s Gerri Fiala WASHINGTON – The Virgin Islands is one of only two jurisdictions in the country to be formally sanctioned by the federal government for failure to meet agreed performance records in job training, the V.I. Free Press has learned. Compounding the news is the fact that the

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  ATLANTA – Each week during the flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes “Flu View,” a weekly report of the flu’s impact. During week 47 (November 22-28, 2015), influenza activity increased slightly but remained low overall, according to the report. The following findings are included

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Garbage piled up near a tree at Halfpenny Beach in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – Only one beach in St. Croix – Halfpenny Beach – has been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) in its weekly beach advisory. But DPNR admits that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 71-year-old French national was sentenced to two years in federal prison for admitting to smuggling nearly 40 mostly Cuban migrants into the United States through St. John, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Friday sentenced Alain Rene Leichtnam of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said four beaches on St. John and one beach on St. Croix was not safe for swimming or fishing. Although DPNR said earlier in the week that Magens Bay beach was under a “no swim”

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Some 17 countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on World AIDS Day Tuesday. Still, an estimated 2,500 children in the

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MUG SHOT: Alvery Smith of Contact Towers CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on Sunday arrested a 50-year-old St. Thomas man on charges related to the alleged embezzlement of $1.4 million from MoneyGram franchises he managed in the territory with his wife Ana Garcia. Alvery Smith of Estate Bakkeroe was charged with

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Coakley Bay Condominiums in St. Croix Home prices have risen sharply, but not enough to trigger an increase in the maximum loan that can be purchased or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac next year. The baseline conforming loan limit will remain at $417,000 in 2016 for the 11th

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