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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in territory 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 released today. DPNR said that Bolongo Bay beach on St. Thomas and Great Cruz Bay on St. John were

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a Cabinet meeting on St. Croix on Tuesday, Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked his leadership team and other members of his Administration for “working tirelessly” with the U.S. Virgin Islands community and federal officials to submit proposals which resulted in the approval of critical funds for the recovery and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Due to severe weather conditions from the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, all government offices and summer schools throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands are now closed. All non-essential government employees across the territory have been instructed to remain home on Monday, July 9, 2018. First responders and employees

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has urged residents of the territory to take necessary precautions even as Hurricane Beryl, the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, weakened to a tropical storm and is expected to pass south of the Virgin Islands in the days ahead. After meeting with

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A passport, a bag of clothes, keys and a mobile phone: that is all Albert Wheatley salvaged from his wooden home in the British Virgin Islands  as it collapsed around him last September when Hurricane Irma struck. Even the dead were not spared: at the main

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MIAMI — Hurricane Beryl lost some strength overnight but is still packing maximum-sustained winds of 75 mph as it moves towards the Caribbean. In its 8 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Beryl was located about 780 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and still moving west-northwest at 14 mph.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces 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 turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of a collapsed eight-inch sewer line, which has led to a manhole overflow in the #2 Old Hospital Grounds (American Legion Hall) area. VIWMA staff and contractors will begin work to repair the collapsed section

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — About 10,000 people on St. Thomas were without power today after one of the units at the Harley power plant tripped this morning. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said at least 9,900 customers on three St. Thomas electrical feeders (7C, 8B, 9C) are experiencing

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said today it will cut water service to customers in Questa Verde condominiums on Monday, July 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. During this time, service will be interrupted to allow WAPA’s contractor to interconnect a booster station to the

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