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FRANK BAY: This beautiful St. John beach should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to DPNR. CRUZ BAY — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR

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DRAINING THE SWAMP: President Trump is not expected to ask Congress to supplement funding for Zika virus tracking that is slated to end this summer. ATLANTA — Federal monies that have helped states and territories track the Zika virus may come to an end by this summer, putting at risk

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GOV. MAPP: “The freeness is just beginning … for me, that is!” Kenneth Mapp famously said “The freeness is over,” before Hurricane Marilyn struck during the Schneider-Mapp adminstration. As Republicans, the pair campaigned on a message that if the territory suffered a catastrophic loss … proud Virgin Islanders would not

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TOO SEXY FOR HIS/HER SHIRT? Filipino “men” are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands to teach underage boys and become role models for our impressionable youths, instructing them in the questionable ways of  an uncivilized part of Asia and their permissive, anti-Christian Asian culture … but not Caribbean culture …

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BLUEBEARD’S BEACH: In St. Thomas, only one beach failed water quality testing, according to DPNR. Swimmers and fishermen are urged to avoid it, the environmental agency said.   CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the

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TIME TO GO TO WORK: Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants to take proceeds from horse racing and put them in the tourism revolving fund. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Citing the necessity for immediate action, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has called the 32nd Legislature into Special Session to consider seven proposed bills. on Wednesday,

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BRAIN NEEDS VIAGRA, TOO?: Researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Berlin found that a part of the brain which activates when people feel motivated or rewarded, shrinks and works less efficiently with regular viewing of sexual images (see link below).   CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The USVI Department of Health’s (DOH),

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BIG DONATION: To the Queen Louise Home for Children in Frederiksted St. Croix. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp has proclaimed May Foster Care Month  in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in the weeks ahead Mapp said that his administration “will increase its efforts to reach out to potential foster parents

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FIELD OF DREAMS? The Paul E. Joseph Stadium in Frederiksted was demolished by the Mapp Administration and now there is nothing there to replace it but empty space and guinea grass. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Pedro Cruz said today that reconstruction of the Horace Clarke Ballpark

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HAVANA — Pennsylvania’s Cuban rum run got its start in a chance meeting last fall in the parking lot in front of the state Capitol. “‘You know, we have rum,’” a visiting Cuban government liaison told state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, who was walking to his car when he was introduced

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