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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One year after two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes devastated the territory, progress is being made in the Virgin Islands’ recovery. Homes are being repaired, schools are back in session, roads are free of debris, ports are open and composite utility poles are standing tall. Since hurricanes Irma

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that it is no longer accepting green waste at the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill. The public and all haulers are asked to hold their green waste until collection resumes on Monday, October 22, 2018. “The VIWMA Preserving

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SAN JUAN – FEMA has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. These awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency’s Public Assistance program to $3.9 billion. The grants approved are distributed as follows: Nearly $14.4 million to the Puerto Rico Electric

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said today that the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill are now closed. The facilities were temporarily closed today due to heavy smoke caused by a fire which started in the mulch pile at the entrance of the facility on

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that it in monitoring the fire that began at the Anguilla Landfill in the early morning hours Sunday. The fire reportedly originated in the mulch section at the entrance to the Anguilla Landfill about 3 a.m. on Sunday, according

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FLOOD PLAN: Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter (left) and Gov. Kenneth Mapp discuss flood mitigation plans on Thursday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp shared flood mitigation plans for various communities and is urging residents to give their input before the government proceeds further. Taking part in a town hall meeting

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said this morning there is an active fire in the mulch section at the entrance of the Anguilla Landfill. The fire ignited today at about 3 a.m., according to VIWMA. The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and staff are working

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BLUEBEARDS BEACH: Is on the East End of St. Thomas near Turquoise Bay and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. Bluebeards beach has failed DPNR water quality testing two weeks in a row. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Six beaches in territory failed water quality testing for bacteria

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he and “his administration have received high praise for their handling of the post-hurricane crisis in the territory and their success in the continued rebuilding of the tourism sector.” At a press conference on Tuesday, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) President Michele Paige applauded

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, A.J. Collazo and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that an upcoming prescription take-back event is scheduled for October 27th on St. Croix and St. Thomas. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and

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