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OSHA inspector at a job site ADVERTORIAL: To hear how you can help someone who has a gambling problem during problem gaming month of March, please press play below. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Occupational Health and Safety (VIDOSH) failed to issue citations in a “timely manner”

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A TIME TO BUILD … SHELTER: Graphic created by the Mapp-Potter Administration to show their support for abused women of the territory. ADVERTORIAL: To hear more about how you can help someone who has problem with gambling during problem gaming awareness month of March, please click on the following message

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GRAPETREE BAY IN ST. CROIX: DPNR says the East End St. Croix beach is not safe for swimming or fishing. CHRISTIANSTED — Three beaches 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)

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CHRISTIANSTED – Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 15, 2017, sentenced Kalomi Kambui, 41, of St. Croix, to 18 months in prison for attempted possession of a controlled substance, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced. Judge Lewis also sentenced Kambui to three years of supervised release

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that due to heavy rains and high surf zones this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.  DPNR advises the public to use caution when using the

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MIAMI — Not all reefs are created equal, a distinction that fish seem to recognize but until now scientists largely overlooked. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers found that if managed properly, Caribbean reefs could support from 60 to 90 percent more sharks, rays and

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THIRD TIME IS NOT A CHARM: For the Buccaneer Hotel beach which DPNR said is not safe for swimming or fishing for the third time in about one month. CHRISTIANSTED — For the third time in 35 days, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has warned the public

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NOT BUCC-ING THE TREND: The two-star Elizabeth Armstrong-managed Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix has a beach that DPNR says could present a serious health risk to humans if used by swimmers or fishermen. CHRISTIANSTED — For the second time in less than 30 days, the Department of Planning and Natural

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DUDE, WHERE’S THE GNARLY WAVES? Who wins when surfer dudes take on big tourism and a hotel chain? AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico  — The sun had just risen along Puerto Rico’s northwest coast when Paul Schmidt hopped off his surfboard and emerged from the water at Wilderness Beach, ending another session

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MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS: RAINBOW BEACH in Frederiksted, St. Croix has been cited several times in the last year as being a beach not suitable for swimming or fishing according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. FREDERIKSTED — Two beaches on St. Thomas and two on St. Croix failed in

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