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CHRISTIANSTED — Due to the high volume of rainfall experienced throughout the territory this week, DPNR anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff, high surf zones and possible sewer system overflows. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advises the public to refrain from using any of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a main water line broke near the entrance road to the Bovoni Landfill in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The Nadir and Bovoni pump stations are affected by this “force main break” at the Mangrove Lagoon Wastewater treatment plant and

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MIAMI — NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year.  There is a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below-normal season.  For 2019, NOAA predicts a

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MID-ISLAND, ST. CROIX — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said today that its new office is located at #252 Estate Glynn. The office houses VIWMA’s Communications Management, Compliance Management, Engineering, Executive Office, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal Counsel and Payroll Divisions. Office hours are Monday through

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, on Tuesday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would cover the cost of replacing the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital (JFL) in St. Croix after it sustained severe damage during hurricane Maria in September 2017.  FEMA has reviewed the proposed replacement of Governor

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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 Coki Point and Secret Harbor beaches on St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Padvises said that scrap metal collection at the Bovoni Landfill is on hold effective immediately, as the refuse site is over capacity in its scrap metal area and cannot accept any additional metal at this time. In the interim maintenance

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CHRISTIANSTED — Traditional water usage patterns imply 90 percent of households in the USVI collect and store water in cisterns. Unfortunately, there is little available information on the quality of this water. There is no evidence-based guidance available for the use and/or management of household cistern water. Recent surveys suggest

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CORAL BAY — Daryl A. George, Director of the Virgin Islands Fire Service, said he was pleased to announce the “soft opening” of the Coral Bay Fire Station in St. John on Thursday. The reopening of the station comes more than a year since it closed due to damages sustained

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CRUZ BAY – With the help of local businesses, volunteers and St. John Administrator Shikima Jones, non-profit group Island Green Living Association shipped at least 400,000 crushed cans off-island for recycling on Saturday. At least 40 volunteers and 350 volunteer hours went towards the effort, including can collection, crushing at Island

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