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    CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that the LBJ Pump Station returned to service on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:12 pm after corrective actions were taken. The VIWMA would like to thank its contractors and staff for their teamwork and commitment to getting

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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain and unleashed flooding as it passed through the eastern Caribbean on Thursday. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect today. Officials on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe closed schools on yesterday and today as a preventive measure. Rain and thunderstorms

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NEW YORK  — Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello flew to New York this week on a mission: persuade potential tourists that the hurricane-ravaged island was ready for their return. But Puerto Rico’s recovery from last year’s Hurricane Maria has been a “mixed bag,” Rossello told Reuters on Thursday, acknowledging that

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SAMPLE POINT: THE PLACE WHERE THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES SAMPLES THE WATER AT LIMETREE BEACH IN ST. THOMAS WHICH FAILED IN WATER QUALITY TESTING (GOOGLE VIEW SUPPLIED BY DPNR TODAY TO THE V.I. FREEP) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain and unleashed flooding as it passed through the eastern Caribbean today. A tropical storm warning was issued for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A tropical storm watch was issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Officials in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:53 a.m., the LBJ Pump Station went off-line due to mechanical and electrical failure. The VIWMA contract partners and staff “are working to place a spare pump into service,” the Authority said. The

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that an active fire was reported at the Anguilla Landfill at 3:30 a.m. today. The Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors have worked to bring the fire under control and will continue to monitor the situation. The VIWMA said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that work began Saturday, at 392 Anna’s Retreat (Four Winds) in the vicinity of On the Run Service Station and Splash and Dash Car Wash. Contractor, Big Lee Repair and Tile, Inc., will be working to finalize repairs to permanently

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a $75,000 distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to the Virgin Islands for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. This is part of a $100 million distribution from the LWCF to all 50 states, the territories and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises the St. Thomas and St. John community that there has been a delay in the collection of municipal solid waste in the following districts: St. Thomas House-to-House (H2H or curbside) collection service: ▪ Old Tutu ▪

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