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By DR. JENNIFER YOUNG/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Earthquakes are contrary things. Last week I was noting the absence of any significant seismic event and within hours of the publication of the digest, what should happen but the largest tremor of the year so far? Of

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  TUCSON – Records of Spanish shipwrecks combined with tree-ring records show the period 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since 1500, according to new University of Arizona-led research. The study is the first to use shipwrecks as a proxy for hurricane activity. The researchers found a 75

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — JetBlue is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help Caribbean vacationers avoid contributing to the illicit trade of threatened and endangered species. The five-year customer education and awareness campaign will feature a series of videos played at every seat on the airline’s flights

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday that all of the beaches tested safe for swimming and fishing. DPNR  said it determined that after its Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program evaluated water quality at 33 popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for

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  Upon his return to the territory, Senator Marvin Blyden received a barrage of calls from the residents of the Nadir community regarding weekend construction adjacent to the old gas station. Many of the residents were upset and voiced their concerns to the Senator that a public hearing was not

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government on Tuesday filed complaints against a pest control company in Puerto Rico and two businessmen for the illegal use of a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in neighboring St. John. The Environmental Protection Agency said the businessmen used methyl bromide to

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CRUZ BAY — The crew of the Hokule‘a arrived at St. John on Sunday morning, marking the latest stop on the Hawaiian voyaging canoe’s three-year worldwide tour. It was the canoe’s first landing in a U.S. territory since leaving Pago Pago, American Samoa, in October 2014. The 12-person crew left

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CRUZ BAY – Three beaches on St. John have been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing after water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR said Friday afternoon that Oppenheimer beach, Frank Bay and Cruz Bay should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture invites persons who are interested in putting their fruit orchards on a fruit farm tour scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The farm was supported by Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funding. Persons are asked to meet at

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that seven beaches in the territory are not safe to swim or fish in. Three of the beaches to avoid are in St. Croix and two each are around St. Thomas and St. John, according to DPNR. On St.

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