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     WAPA’s facility on St. Thomas NEW YORK — The Virgin Islands is moving ever so much closer towards junk bond status, according to Bloomberg News. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), the territory’s only utility option, had the credit rating on its most secure debt cut

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CHRISTIANSTED — Five beaches in St. Croix 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 this weekend that Stoney Ground, the Frederiksted public beach, Columbus Landing Site, Pelican Cove (Cormorant) and Cane Bay should

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday that there are 15 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory now stands at 47 — 18 cases on St. Croix and

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MARIGOT — Authorities in Sint Maarten are offering  a $2,793.30 reward for information leading to the arrest and capture of Kathron “Cuchi” Fortune, a convicted killer who escaped from prison and is wanted for questioning in the brutal stabbing death and rape of a Belgian tourist. The court in Sint

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making it official that he is the unofficial gun violence problem czar of the territory, the No. 2 man at Government House went to the national media on Tuesday and announced that the Virgin Islands is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence. Citing police statistics, acting

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 The infinity pool at Cheney Bay Resort CHRISTIANSTED — Two beaches in St. Croix 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 today that Chenay Bay and Grapetree Bay on the East End of St. Croix should be avoided

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Health Commissioner Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) is reporting that there are three new cases of the Zika virus in the territory, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 32. There are now 15 Zika cases on St. Thomas and 17 on St. Croix.

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  V.I. AG Claude Walker HOUSTON — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker agreed on Wednesday to withdraw a sweeping subpoena issued against Exxon Mobil Corp as part of a push by a coalition of state prosecutors to try to investigate whether the world’s largest publicly traded oil company misled

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Health Commissioner Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) has reported three new cases of zika virus in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, there are 29 confirmed positive cases in the territory, 12 cases on St Thomas, 16 on St. Croix and one

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HONOLULU  — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world’s reefs, which are being rapidly damaged. “We are not ready to write the obituary for coral reefs,” James Cook University

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