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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in St. Thomas 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 said that Coki Point and Bluebeards beaches should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter are encouraging residents and visitors to take part in the upcoming Virgin Islands Carnival celebrations and to enjoy the festivities responsibly. Governor Mapp, by proclamation, has granted administrative leave for government employees. The public is reminded that most government offices will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two modular units have arrived on St. Thomas and two units will soon arrive on St. Croix as temporary office space for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Offices in each district were significantly damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On St. Thomas, one of the modular units

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FREDERIKSTED — People are boiling hot about the high price of eggs on St. Croix, according to social media. Some people said businesses were “price gouging” while others speculated that the eggs were made of gold! A person in the Facebook group “What’s Happening St. Croix” took a before-and-after picture of

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PHILIPSBURG — Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance which promises to make it easier and cheaper for travelers to move between 32 countries. Antigua-based LIAT, Air Antilles of Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten’s Winair have joined forces under the CaribSKY project which is co-funded by the European Union’s INTERREG Caribbean

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that “a wide variety of new career opportunities within the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands are now available to the public.” Job openings include positions in accounting, education, law enforcement and engineering. “Through the tireless and strategic efforts of Governor Kenneth Mapp and the assistance of our federal partners, we

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FORT-DE-FRANCE – The media in Martinique is reporting the “very rare” phenomenon of hailstones falling there. According to news outlet France-Antilles, the event took place on Monday afternoon mainly in the areas of François and Lamentin, much to the surprise of residents. “The Franciscans have received a shower of hailstones on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers that the section of the Scrap Metal yard that collects and stores vehicles will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays and closed at 4 p.m. daily. Vehicles will only be accepted

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ATLANTA –– U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that she continues to put the word out that the territory is open for business. Addressing a broad range of consumers and industry stakeholders over the past week in Atlanta, Chicago and New York, Commissioner Nicholson-Doty thanked partners for their support

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Bovoni Landfill will resume its regular operating hours effective Friday, April 20, 2018. The Landfill will be open on Sundays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Mondays through Saturdays from 6

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