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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved contracts for four more road projects on St. Croix. The projects, which will be completed by V.I. Paving and VIAPCO, are “expected to vastly improve road conditions on the big island,” Mapp said. The plans for Melvin Evans Highway include pavement rehabilitation and safety

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck near the British Virgin Islands but caused no reported damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred Friday afternoon some 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of the capital of Road Town at a depth of 25 miles

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Small businesses on St. Thomas will have an opportunity to learn more about best management practices and environmental compliance in an upcoming workshop. A workshop will be held to educate Air Condition & Refrigeration business owners and managers on Best Management Practices and Environmental Compliance Assistance of

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ON TARGET: Brig. Gen Dustin A. Shultz, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command, speaks at the Rio Piedras Rotary Club, during the club’s weekly meeting. Shultz’ speech at the Rotary Club is part of the U.S. Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command community engagement initiative,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the LBJ Pump Station in Richmond is off-line. On Thursday, April 05, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the LBJ Pump Station went offline due to a damaged component in the Motor Control Center (MCC),

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at up to 43 popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public of the following: DPNR did not conduct its weekly beach monitoring for the week

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government submitted a required fiscal plan on Thursday that excludes pension cuts and layoffs sought by a federal oversight board as legislators in the U.S. commonwealth angered by its demands debate a bill that would withhold payments for board member salaries, among other things. Gov.

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SAN JUAN — If you live here, Stormy Weather isn’t a just a jazz standard. In a preseason forecast issued Thursday, Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project predicts the upcoming hurricane season that begins June 1 will again be busy, although not as bad as the brutal 2017 season. The forecast calls for seven

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FRANK BAY — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said its personnel successfully restored electrical service to customers on St. John, twenty-four hours after a power transformer immediately outside of WAPA’s electrical substation caught fire, resulting in the island being left without electrical service. The restoration of service

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it would suspend curbside collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) in Puerto Rico by April 13. EPA said it had so far collected “nearly one quarter of a million items” from around the island since Hurricane Maria. “The EPA’s work

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