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VIRGIN GORDA — The British Virgin Islands sustained widespread damage as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly and the Virgin Gorda Elderly Home—buildings that house the most vulnerable seniors and older persons in their communities—were badly damaged by the storms.

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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. DPNR said that Coki Point and Water Bay beaches on St. Thomas are not safe to swim or fish

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Natural Resources committee told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last night that he and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee want answers from Governor Kenneth Mapp about his gun seizure orders. They have given Mapp until August 1 to respond to a

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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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