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TRUNK BAY, St. John — While sunscreen is proved to have positive effects on humans, it actually has massively damaging effects on coral reefs, researchers discovered in a recent study. The study, released Tuesday, found that even a tiny amount of sunscreen — equivalent to a drop of water in

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Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum CHRISTIANSTED – An outbreak of impetigo is enough to close down a school district in the United States. And the V.I. Department of Health went on television Tuesday night to announce that it would be testing for the highly-contagious superficial skin infection this week on St.

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                     Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp forwarded a bill to the Legislature to provide for an appropriation of $550,000 for operating expenses from the general fund to the V.I. Taxicab Commission and for the implementation of mandatory continuing education for taxi and tour operators as a

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MENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook has introduced a feature that will warn users if their account is being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Users will be notified if the social networking service has enough evidence to prove agencies like the GCHQ or NSA are compromising an account, and sent a message:

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Seven members of a fishing vessel suffered multiple injuries when their ship ran aground on a reef Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Crew members of the S/V Prowler hit the reef on the Western Coast of St. Thomas before 10:30 p.m. October 17, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 52-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on drunken driving and related charges Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Avon Thomas of Estate Tutu was arrested at 3:30 p.m. on Rhymer Highway and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), the VIPD said. Thomas was

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        Giant gas station on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the second week in a row, nine service stations surveyed on St. Thomas are tied for having the lowest price of gasoline on the capital island, according to the latest survey of gas stations by the Department of Licensing

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Alexander Hamilton created the Coast Guard in 1790. SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard paid tribute to guardsman Heriberto Hernandez on Friday with the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez this weekend in Puerto Rico. Cutter Heriberto Hernandez became the Coast Guard’s 14th Fast Response Cutter, carrying

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Edwina Louis (left) in an Ohio courtroom PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – A grandmother who lived in the Virgin Islands will spend the rest of her life in jail after being found guilty of the rape of her own grandchildren. Edwina Louis, 53, will spend life behind bars after she was sentenced

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CHRISTIANSTED – The pristine white beaches may not be as famous as those of the Virgin Islands, but their unspoiled beauty makes them a haven for locals and tourists alike. But now the shimmering coastlines of western Africa are being destroyed by a mysterious brown seaweed which scientists link to

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