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MIAMI — The active Atlantic is getting busier, as Tropical Storm Isaac has formed. It is expected to become a hurricane as early as tomorrow, and the latest Isaac spaghetti models forecast suggests high odds the storm will move due west in the coming days. As Hurricane Isaac, the storm

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in territory failed water quality testing 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 beach on St. Thomas and Johnson’s Bay on St. John have high

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EMPTY SHELVES: The Alfredo Andrews Elementary School library in Estate Kingshill with no books. TOP PHOTO: Is John H. Woodson Junior High School’s library without books. CHRISTIANSTED — Ten St. Croix school libraries received grants totaling $525,000.00 from the second round of 2017 Disaster Relief Initiative grants given by the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advised the territorial public today that people stay out of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean around all four Virgin Islands. STORM WATER ADVISORY NOTE: Due to the high volume of rainfall in the USVI this week, DPNR advises the public

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that the University of the Virgin Islands has been selected to receive funding to support career development in marine and coastal science among students in the U.S. Virgin Islands. EPA anticipates that it will award the University of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in territory failed water quality testing 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 Bolongo Bay and Lindquist beaches on St. Thomas have high bacteria counts and are

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WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs this week announced $1,488,890 in fiscal year 2018 grants to combat invasive species and protect natural resources in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S.

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CARACAS — Venezuela’s PDVSA and NuStar Energy LP have reached an agreement over outstanding storage fees, allowing the state-run company to resume use of a key storage terminal in the Caribbean, the U.S. energy firm said on Monday. NuStar had suspended PDVSA several times since 2017 from using its St.

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WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, this week approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states, according to a release issued Friday. Office of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in territory failed water quality testing 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 Bluebeards, Secret Harbor and Water Bay beaches on St. Thomas have high bacteria counts

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