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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is investigating whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public or shareholders about the effects of climate change, joining similar inquiries into the oil giant launched by Massachusetts, New York and California. The investigation, announced this week, came as nearly two dozen state attorneys

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CHRISTIANSTED — No new cases of Zika were confirmed this week, as reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, according to the V.I. Department of Health. The total confirmed Zika cases remain at 12 cases, 11 of which are on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, the Health Department said

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      Frank Bay on the island of St. John FREDERIKSTED – One beach on St. Croix and one beach on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said

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CHRISTIANSTED – Only one beach in the Virgin Islands failed to meet established water quality testing standards – Princess Beach (Condo Row) on St. Croix, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR environmental engineer Benjamin Keularts told the Virgin Islands Free Press that “we define Condo

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SAN JUAN — Despite a financial crisis that rivals Greece’s and a murder rate that is close to the highest in the world, the people in neighboring Puerto Rico are well-satisfied. So satisfied, in fact, that they have turned been reported as the 15th happiest place to live in the

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BIRMINHAM, Ala. — Southern Med Law has launched a Zika virus Microcephaly birth defect Information page to provide the public with updates on the Zika virus outbreak and its possible association with microcephaly. The microcephaly birth defect is a congenital condition that leaves newborns with abnormally small heads and an underdeveloped

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MARIGOT — Thirteen countries across the Caribbean participated in this year’s Caribbean Waterbird Census (CWC) and in the cases of Anguilla, Bonaire and Jamaica, more than one count was conducted by different organizations and citizen scientists. A total of 321 checklists were submitted, and despite the ongoing drought across the region,

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BRIDGETOWN  – A tsunami early warning exercise will take place in Caribbean on Thursday to identify possible weaknesses in the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, which was established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). The

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Mill Harbour Condominiums on St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – Three beaches on St. Croix and three beaches on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Frank Bay

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MANILA, Philipines — The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials said Saturday. Presidential Communications Undersecretary

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