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CHRISTIANSTED  — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the launch of a new information-collection campaign: Leveraging USVI Facts & Figures to Build Forward.  The purpose of this initiative is to establish a shared knowledge source, adding to the informational assets of the USVI by compiling needs assessments, research reports, and strategic plans

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CHRISTIANSTED — All the beaches that the Department of Planning and Natural Resources tested this week are safe to swim and fish in. DPNR said that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said today that Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has been found recently on St. Thomas. SCTLD is a lethal coral disease that can affect roughly half of the coral species in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The cause of the

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has been eyeing several pots of money — including Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico disaster funds, counter-narcotic accounts and military construction dollars — to fund the borderwall, according to congressional aides and White House officials. If Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that there will be a delay in the collection of solid waste at bin sites on St. John because barge services are currently not available. Regular collection will resume as soon as normal barge service begins again, according to VIWMA.

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PORT OF SPAIN — A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded on Sunday night off Venezuela’s north coast, closest to Trinidad’s south coast. According to an update from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Center, the quake took place around 6:52 p.m. Sunday. The tremors registered at latitude

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SAN JUAN — Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico will face water rationing due to increasingly dry conditions in a U.S. commonwealth still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Governor Ricardo Rossello said today that seven municipalities in the island’s northwest region could be without water for up

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CRUZ BAY — One beach in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Johnson Bay beach on St. John had a high bacteria count

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that a nine-member administrative team in the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) has been recognized for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In September of 2017, the VI-USAO became the only USAO to encounter two Category 5

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FREDERIKSTED – Senator Alicia Barnes issued the following statement after participating in a walking tour of the Arthur Richards Junior High School modular classrooms on Thursday morning. “I appreciated the Department of Education affording us the opportunity to have a walk-through of the Arthur Richards Jr. High School modular facilities,”

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