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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE REGION: Nearly half of them go to waste, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). SANTIAGO, Chile – Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean announced their interest in promoting an international code of conduct to serve as a global guideline to

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COKI POINT BEACH: This St. Thomas beach has failed water quality testing in two out of the last three weeks, according to the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). People are urged to avoid it and 10 other beaches territory-wide. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Eleven beaches in the territory failed

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DISNEY VERSION: Of Señor Sapo, a child favorite and now an educational character brought to you and your children by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SAN JUAN —  Señor Sapo is coming! Señor Sapo is coming! Just who is this Señor Sapo? Well, read on gentle reader … Sr. Sapo is a very

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HIV/AIDS AWARENESS: The V.I. Department of Health is joining with other government health organizations around the region to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and encourage more people to get tested. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The V.I. Department of Health recognizes Thursday, June 8th, 2017, as Caribbean/American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! This is an

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BLACK GOLD: BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC claimed the gas discoveries in the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells, which come less than two months after the unit ramped up a natural gas compression project onshore Trinidad, one of seven major upstream projects the large company expects to bring online in 2017. PORT

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RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSION: Puerto Rican authorities used scuba divers to search for the missing and dead after a plane from a commuter airline crashed near a crowded beach in Piñones. SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican authorities have identified a girl who died in a small plane crash as 15-year-old Molly

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FRANK BAY FAILS AGAIN: The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) says that this beach in St. John has failed in water quality testing twice in the last two weeks. Great Cruz Bay beach in St. John and Lindbergh Bay in St. Thomas also did not meet established standards

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INVASIVE SPECIES: The lionfish is steadily eating most of the new species scientists had just discovered — the goby fish. WILLEMSTAD — The invasive lionfish, a predator with venomous spines that has invaded Caribbean coral reefs, has found a new market to exploit: the “twilight zone,” an area of ocean that

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FENDER BENDER: Two vehicles collided late this morning when the driver of the dark-colored sedan drove straight into the white SUV in the north bound lane near Five Corners in St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED — A two-car accident occurred just before noon in Estate La Grande Princesse this morning when the

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FIVE CORNERS INTERSECTION: The area under construction starting Tuesday starts on the border between Estate La Grande Princesse and Estate Golden Rock and follows the road East and South to the end of Condo Row. CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents of St. Croix and the

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