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CHRISTIANSTED — Eight beaches in the territory failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said that five of the beaches are in St. Croix, two in St. Thomas and one in St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A possible outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) — popularly known as “pink eye” has been identified in the St. Thomas district, according to local health officials. The V.I. Department of Health was notified by a St. Thomas ophthalmology practice that 30 patients have been diagnosed with a

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NOT SAFE: Rainbow Beach in Frederiksted FREDERIKSTED – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said one beach on St. Croix is not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said that Rainbow Beach on the West End of Frederiksted is not fit for swimming

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of locally-acquired Zika virus cases reported in the territory increased by 62 in the past week, bringing the total to 524. According to health officials, while the number of confirmed cases continues to grow after a downward trend of new cases that had lasted for more

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to investigate potential groundwater contamination at the Tutu Wells Superfund Site despite the fact that the site was considered clean three years ago. Geoffrey Garrison, an on-scene liaison for the EPA in the territory on the project, said this weekend

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MAPP: Out front on the environment CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed his proposal designed to reduce litter and protect marine life into law on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, according to a prepared statement from Government House. Bill No. 31-0379 will restrict the use of plastic shopping bags

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Satellite image of Tropical Storm Nichole SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Nicole formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center said the storm was located at 11 a.m. Tuesday about 525 miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The storm is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said one beach on St. Thomas and one on St. John are not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said that Water Bay in St. Thomas and Great Cruz Bay in St. John are

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CHRISTIANSTED — The outer bands of Tropical Storm Matthew, which formed today in the Caribbean, knocked out power to businesses in Gallows Bay on St. Croix due to its brisk winds. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority restored electricity at least twice in the space of three hours after

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MIAMI — It is looking less and less that Tropical Storm Matthew will make a significant impact on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but it could make a move for the United States as a hurricane next week. The budding tropical system was officially named Tropical Storm Matthew with

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