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SAN JUAN — The Arecibo radio telescope, the Puerto Rican observatory made even more famous for its part in the 1995 James Bond film Goldeneye, began receiving a mysterious signal May 12 during an observation of Ross 128, Business Insider Science reports. The so-called red dwarf star appeared to be the point of

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday evening. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been posted for several Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia. Heavy rains and flash flooding are possible on some of the islands. As of 8

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said on Friday afternoon that three beaches in St. Thomas and two on St. John are not

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KIWI IGNORED WARNING SIGN: Gayleen McEwan (right) of Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island didn’t pay any attention to the warning sign telling her not to do what ended up killing her. The warning sign clearly states that death could result from being blown back onto the concrete by arriving

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CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service and its supporters will be presenting a talk about historic archaeology at Estate Bethlehem Old Works this week. The lecture will be given by Steve Lenik on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Christiansted National Historic Site. It is being sponsored

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BUCCANEER HOTEL BEACH: Has failed DPNR water quality testing several times this year already. The agency said that swimmers and fishermen should avoid using this beach for health reasons. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Buck Island Reef National Monument said that it is pleased to announce the beginning of partnership research project with two universities. Throughout July and August, biologists from California Polytechnic State University, in partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands, will be studying grazing scars on live coral tissues

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FREDERIKSTED — As summer approaches, The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. This five-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and

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THREE TIMES IS NOT A CHARM: For Water Bay beach in St. Thomas, which has failed to meet established water quality standards three weeks in a row, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should

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STORMY WEATHER: The skies threatened on St. Croix for two days but never produced much moisture. Here is a picture from taken on Miracle Mile in Estate Golden Rock on Tuesday. CHRISTIANSTED — If you thought that the skies above St. Croix looked a little more gray than normal on

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