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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – All beaches in the territory are closed due to the possibility that runoff from storm water could have made them unsafe for swimming or fishing, The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday. “Due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP)

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Judge J. Paul Oetken CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands urged the Second Circuit this month to affirm a New York district court’s dismissal of an $84 million tax refund suit filed by an oil refinery, saying that its tax laws are distinct and it has exclusive jurisdiction over such

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The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report. A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. It also provided the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government has issued a statement saying that employees who have direct deposit might not be able to cash their paychecks Thanksgiving week, Government House said. “As a result of the shortened work-week, the Department of Finance has been informed that the posting of the

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SYRACUSE — A New York university has received $12 million from the U.S. Army to research treatment options and potential vaccines for dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus that affects nearly half of the world’s population. The funds, which come from the Army’s Medical Research and Materiel Command, will pay for

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PINE BLUFF, Arkansas – Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fully-cooked, buffalo-style chicken wing section item was produced on

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program. “Farm

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Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville PARAMARIBO – A new mosquito-transmitted virus called “Zika” could mean more bad news for Caribbean tourism. In response to the latest report by the Caribbean Public Health Agency of five confirmed cases of Zika virus in an unnamed Caribbean country, Grenada has heightened its disease surveillance system,

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MASTERMIND: Yamini Potter of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Virgin Islanders – a 29-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were sentenced to thirty days in prison to one year in prison by a federal judge in St. Thomas for impersonating FBI agents, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Yamini

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A recall of DaVinci brand cribs has been expanded following additional reports of the mattress support brackets breaking and detaching. Nearly 11,700 of the cribs were recalled this summer. It has now been expanded to include about 6,000 more cribs. It covers certain DaVinci brand, full-size cribs with model names

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