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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that seven species of Caribbean skinks may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. These rare lizards from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. “The Endangered Species

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Deputy Police Chief Arlene Chalwell CRUZ BAY – The Leander Jurgen Command awarded four police officers appreciation awards during its Quarterly Recognition Presentation in St. John on Thursday. The morning event acknowledged police officers with outstanding performances from covering the period of October to December 2015. Arlene Chalwell, St. John

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Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Health says that it is closely monitoring the first documented case of the Zika virus reported in neighboring Puerto Rico. Acting Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville said the person affected in San Juan is a person with no known travel

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$800M DEAL DONE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Government House says that people can start looking forward to receiving their income tax refunds as early as this week as a result of the closing of the ratified operating agreement between the Virgin Islands government and Limetree Bay Terminals LLC.

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HAVANA – Is Cuba’s rising travel trade a threat to leading Caribbean destinations? That depends on whom you ask. Until recently, the détente between the United States and its longtime foe had generated more headlines than actual tourism business; in fact, tourism from the United States to Cuba is still

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The citizens of several U.S. states and territories may soon find that they can’t use their drivers’ licenses to get into federal facilities or even board planes. Enforcement of a 2005 federal law that sets identification standards, known as “Real ID,” has been long-delayed. But now Department of Homeland Security

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CRUZ BAY – Firefighters in St. John responded to a two-alarm blaze in Estate Enighed early Christmas morning. Two units from Zulu Company got the 911 Emergency Call at 2:26 a.m. Friday that the house at #7-7 Enighed was engulfed in flames. When firefighters arrived, they surrounded the one-story residential

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WASHINGTON – More than 210,000 people suffer an episode of food-borne illness every day in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Half of those afflicted are children under five, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says. With that in mind, PAHO has recommended five “keys” to safer food for the holiday

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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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