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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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FREDERIKSTED — The V.I. Department of Agriculture said today that Bill Number 32-0062, “The Community and Heritage Tree Law of the Virgin Islands” was signed into law January 6th, 2019. “This law protects all public trees, which are those within the right-of-way of public roads and on publicly owned land,”

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SAN JUAN — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic this morning, rattling nearby Puerto Rico but with no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:33 a.m. today and was centered 19 miles south-southeast of

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SANTO DOMINGO — The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism teamed up with ABC News’ “Good Morning America” for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure visiting the beautiful north coast of Dominican Republic to swim alongside humpback whales within their natural habitat. Ginger Zee, Good Morning America’s (GMA) Chief Meteorologist, ventured out into the

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad — At home in the United States, Kerrie Springer takes pride in being environmentally conscious. So when she booked a week’s getaway at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort in Aruba, she choose the “green stay” option, agreeing to reuse her sheets and towels rather than have

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — 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 Bluebeards beach near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on St. Thomas had

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FREDERIKSTED — Students from St. Croix will have an opportunity to participate in the popular Youth Ocean Explorers (YOE) program this summer … for the first time. Based at the University of the Virgin Islands, YOE is a marine science-based summer enrichment opportunity that aims to increase students’ interest and

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FREDERIKSTED — Some 81 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) customers in Estate Cane-Cane Carlton are scheduled to lose power tomorrow. The customers who will be affected are on a portion of Feeder 8B, according to WAPA. The authority said to expect at least “a four-hour electrical service interruption

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