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[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Tropical Storm Bret is expected to weaken as it moves across the region today while a second, larger system rolling across the Gulf of Mexico appears to be intensifying. As of 8 a.m. today Bret was located about 20 miles east of Margarita Island, a popular

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — The territory has a small, but dedicated farm industry. Many farm in the Community Gardens on St. Croix and they struggle to receive basic government-sponsored support services such as proper and timely land preparation, and access

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ST. JOHN’S PRISTINE BEAUTY: No longer on the list of UNESCO biosphere reserves thanks to the Trump Administration in Washington. [ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — The United States government has quietly withdrawn St. John’s Virgin Islands National Park from the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves program, the Virgin Islands Free

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MIAMI — A tropical storm warning has been issued for a trio of islands in the Caribbean Sea as a “disturbance” continues to develop off the northeast coast of South America, the National Hurricane Center announced Sunday afternoon. The system is expected to intensify into a tropical storm today as it

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COKI POINT BEACH: This popular beach in St. Thomas has failed water quality testing two weeks in a row. Overall, five of the seven beaches that failed in Rock City last week also did not meet established water quality standards this week. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ten beaches in the

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DAMAGED FOR LIFE: Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. According to a report released Thursday on the impact of Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, about 1 in 20

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] NASSAU — Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA is moving millions of barrels of oil from a Bahamas storage facility after terminating a contract with the owner, Buckeye Partners LP, according to internal data and sources close to the decision. Buckeye and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) had tried

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OVERFISHING IN SOUTH AMERICA: Fishermen in Chile use a purse seiner to catch Jack mackerel in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo courtesy: NOAA) [ad name=”HTML-68″] GLAND, Switzerland — Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and

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WATER MAIN BREAK: Near LBJ Pump Station in Estate Richmond should be fixed by 8 p.m. tonight according to the V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA). [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a force main leak occurred at one of the pressure relief valves

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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE REGION: Nearly half of them go to waste, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). [ad name=”HTML-68″] SANTIAGO, Chile – Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean announced their interest in promoting an international code of conduct to serve as a global

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