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CASTRIES — On the first leg of his Caribbean tour, Britain’s Prince Charles touted a “vital blue economy,” built on sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, as part of the solution to climate change, noting that rising sea levels represent an especially severe threat to nearby island nations.

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FREDERIKSTED —  A public meeting will be held on St. Croix tomorrow to discuss the effects of stony coral tissue loss disease in the territory, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said in a press release Tuesday. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fort Frederik

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advised solid waste haulers Friday that the section of the scrap metal yard that collects and stores scrap metal to include vehicles will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. Vehicles will only be accepted at the Scrap Metal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bluebeard’s beach and Vessup Bay on St. Thomas have

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said today that the week of March 10 to 16 is “Tsunami Preparedness Week.” This is VITEMA’s opportunity continue to promote tsunami preparedness in the territory, it said. “Always keep in mind that tsunami preparedness is an ongoing effort,” VITEMA

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FREDERIKSTED — The commissioner of agriculture said that large animal owners need to prepare now for the dry season approaching. “Livestock and horse owners should prepare for and implement steps now to reduce the effects of the advancing dry weather on their livestock and horses,” Agriculture Commissioner nominee Terrence “Positive”

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said it began cleaning up the Cotton Valley public bin site on Tuesday and it should be completed by next Friday. The cleanup is a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Works and the Authority. The cleanup will improve the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVICERC) announce the release of the community needs assessment conducted over the course of 2018 to determine the status of children in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches on two islands failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Water Bay beach on St. Thomas and Halfpenny beach

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SAN JUAN – FEMA has awarded nearly $70 million for disaster case management in Puerto Rico. This partnership provides survivors with a single point of contact to facilitate access to a broad range of resources and expedites their recovery after hurricanes Irma and María. In line with Governor Ricardo Rossello’s

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