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ATLANTA – The Centers for Disease Control are warning all travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to be immunized for Hepatitis A and typhoid prior to visiting the territory due to dangers from contaminated food or water. “CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get Hepatitis A through contaminated food

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   VIHA’s Robert Graham CHARLOTTE AMALIE – More than 160 families are living in Virgin Islands Housing Authority properties despite having incomes that exceed federal limits for subsidized housing, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The report data, compiled by a watchdog for the U.S. Department of Housing and

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“Drug-resistant lice” sounds like something from a zombie apocalypse, but not to fear. There are several ways to kill the annoying little bugs. Hold onto your scalps, Virgin Islands. Super lice are upon us. The time for panic is not yet at hand, however. Planning for mass head-shavings or the

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CHRISTIANSTED – Decaying seaweed washing up on the North Shore coast that smells like rotten eggs has been labeled a ‘natural disaster’ after tourists cancelled their holidays because of it. The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the St. Croix are increasingly being fouled

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge

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V.I. Water and Power Authority polluting the air CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has bowed to the real power of two federal agencies by agreeing in writing to slash the amount of air pollution from its plants on two islands. The settlement agreement was

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FREDERIKSTED – Business owners in the territory should be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. That’s the word from the Economic Crime Unit (ECU) of the Virgin Islands Police Department said counterfeit currency in the denominations of $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes have turned up so far. Banking institutions

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Virgin Islands has the third-highest unemployment rate in the country, trailing only Puerto Rico and New Jersey, which held down the top two spots, according to the latest U.S. Department of Labor statistics. The Labor Department said today that the firing rate,

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Tropical Storm Erika’s effects in Dominica MIAMI – This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has had more named storms than last year already, but overall the severity of tropical weather has been weak — thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say. The Atlantic hurricane season typically produces six to 11

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CRUZ BAY – About a year ago, Kristin Hartness and Jay Yontz, and their 5-year-old pig Ziggy, found themselves in quite a pickle. The home they’d been renting for years on St. John had been sold, and the trio was having a tough time locking down substitute accommodations. “We tried very hard

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