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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Government Operations, Consumer and Veteran Affairs will hear Bill No 33-0043 on Monday which seeks to ban the sale of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. The bill is sponsored by Senators Marvin Blyden and Janelle Sarauw and co-sponsored by Senator Javan James, Sr.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Col. Daryl Jaschen, Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s nominee to head the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), conducted the second of a series of ongoing meetings of the Emergency Management Committee to coordinate the disaster response efforts of all the agencies within the Bryan-Roach Administration. Governor

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said today that all 31 beaches it tested for water quality are safe to swim and fish near. DPNR’s Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As part of their continuing efforts to help the territories recover from the long-term impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) announced they are collaborating to complete a municipal solid waste study of the

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (DOA) said today it will be distributing free mulch at Estate Slob this week. Farmers and the general public are welcome to bring their trucks to come and pick up the mulch in Estate Slob.   The Department of Agriculture employees will be

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine Dengvaxia on Wednesday for the prevention of dengue disease endemic in areas like the U.S. Virgin Islands, European Union and 19 other countries. Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three 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 Bolongo Bay and Water Bay beaches on St. Thomas

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Fish and Wildlife will be holding meetings about recreational fishing throughout the territory. On St. Thomas, the meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 7 p.m. at the V.I. Housing Finance Authority training room in

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Government and other local entities are monitoring a developing public health issue in St. Lucia, where a cruise liner has been quarantined due to a reported measles infection on board. The vessel, named “Freewinds,” is still moored there, and no one has been allowed to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach 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 Hull Bay beach on St. Thomas had a high

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