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Garbage piled up near a tree at Halfpenny Beach in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – Only one beach in St. Croix – Halfpenny Beach – has been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) in its weekly beach advisory. But DPNR admits that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said four beaches on St. John and one beach on St. Croix was not safe for swimming or fishing. Although DPNR said earlier in the week that Magens Bay beach was under a “no swim”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Now that Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Limetree Bay Holdings have come to an agreement on the operating terms for the HOVENSA oil storage terminal, the question becomes: Will the Legislature sign off as well? Mapp said that the deal with Limetree is expected to bring a likely

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Rain falls on Queen Street in Christiansted CHRISTIANSTED – Heavy rains drenched parts of St. Croix Saturday with nearly three inches of rain being recorded by the National Weather Service and a flash flood and rip current warnings remain in effect. Rough seas and choppy waves of up to seven

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Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla SAN JUAN – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Interior are joining forces with the Governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to

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GEORGE TOWN – A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck the Caribbean Sea between Honduras and the Cayman Islands last night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake, which struck at 6:39 p.m. local time in Honduras or 7:39 p.m. local time in the Cayman

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In order to strengthen their agricultural sectors and avoid or mitigate the negative impact of climate change, Caribbean countries should introduce and promote climate resilient food systems, said Juan Cheaz, senior program coordinator Agricultural Policy and Value Chains at the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

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CHRISTIANSTED – Every beach in the territory was deemed unfit for swimming or fishing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) on October 10. On Friday, DPNR said only one beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands is not safe for swimming and fishing: Gentle Winds beach on St.

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SAN JUAN — NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working with

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CHRISTIANSTED – Sixteen beaches on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are not safe for swimming or fishing, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. DPNR said that eight beaches should be avoided on St. Thomas: Water Bay, Sapphire, Vessup Bay, Bluebeards, Secret Harbor, Bolongo Bay, Frenchman’s

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