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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Government Affairs, Veterans, Energy & Environmental Protection, chaired by Sen. Sammuel Sanes, met on Wednesday. The committee sought to take testimony to amend the plastic bag ban to include disposable plastic straws and other measures. Amendment No. 32-740 for Bill No. 32-0220, an Act

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BLUEBEARD’S BEACH NEAR THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL FAILED WATER QUALITY TESTING DPNR SAID     CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach 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

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    CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Effective immediately, due to a high gas vapor reading detected in the area of Krum Bay area of St. Thomas Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “To protect the safety of the public, the main road in the Krum Bay is

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    CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that the LBJ Pump Station returned to service on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:12 pm after corrective actions were taken. The VIWMA would like to thank its contractors and staff for their teamwork and commitment to getting

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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain and unleashed flooding as it passed through the eastern Caribbean on Thursday. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect today. Officials on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe closed schools on yesterday and today as a preventive measure. Rain and thunderstorms

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NEW YORK  — Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello flew to New York this week on a mission: persuade potential tourists that the hurricane-ravaged island was ready for their return. But Puerto Rico’s recovery from last year’s Hurricane Maria has been a “mixed bag,” Rossello told Reuters on Thursday, acknowledging that

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SAMPLE POINT: THE PLACE WHERE THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES SAMPLES THE WATER AT LIMETREE BEACH IN ST. THOMAS WHICH FAILED IN WATER QUALITY TESTING (GOOGLE VIEW SUPPLIED BY DPNR TODAY TO THE V.I. FREEP) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain and unleashed flooding as it passed through the eastern Caribbean today. A tropical storm warning was issued for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A tropical storm watch was issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Officials in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:53 a.m., the LBJ Pump Station went off-line due to mechanical and electrical failure. The VIWMA contract partners and staff “are working to place a spare pump into service,” the Authority said. The

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that an active fire was reported at the Anguilla Landfill at 3:30 a.m. today. The Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors have worked to bring the fire under control and will continue to monitor the situation. The VIWMA said

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