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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing 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 Water Bay on St. Thomas had a high bacteria count and people shouldn’t

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SAN JUAN — A disturbance in the central Atlantic is vying to become the season’s next tropical depression or tropical storm and forecasters say it will enhance rainfall in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This system has been dubbed Invest 96L, which is a naming convention used by the NHC

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THE PRESSURE FROM THE RAINWATER IN SEWERS FORCED MANHOLE COVERS OFF IN ST. CROIX CHRISTIANSTED — Due to the high volume of rainfall experienced by the territory this week, as well as expected rainfall over the coming weekend, DPNR anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory failed water quality testing 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 two of the beaches to avoid are on St. Thomas and two of

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SAN JUAN — Scientists will explore new sites in deep waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to learn more about coral and fish habitats as part of a 22-day mission led by the U.S. government. The exploration team aboard the 224-foot Okeanos Explorer will also map and

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the department will close its Mars Hill offices at 12:00 p.m. today. DPNR said that it is undergoing a Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) “potable water problem” at its office in Frederiksted. Commissioner Dawn Henry said that

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DPNR WARNING: Bluebeard’s beach near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel failed for a fourth week in a row. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has expressed solidarity with the people of Trinidad & Tobago following the dangerous flooding that is seriously impacting residents in communities in various parts of the twin-island nation. “We in the Virgin Islands know all too well the struggles and the pain associated with

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CRUZ BAY – Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter said they are inviting and encouraging St. John residents to share their ideas, concerns and hear from local officials in regard to recovery efforts and other matters affecting the island at a Town Hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches on all three islands in territory failed water quality testing 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 three beaches on St. Thomas failed: Lindquist and Sapphire this

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