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NOT SAFE: Chenay Bay beach in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED — Two beaches in St. Croix failed to pass a water quality test done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday that Shoys and Chenay Bay

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GEORGE TOWN — Norman, the brown booby bird might have logged the most unlikely air miles in aviation history. The red-footed brown booby, a native to tropical zones, was discovered on a southern English beach on September 4, some 5,000 (8,000 kilometers) from his nearest Caribbean habitat. It was the

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CHRISTIANSTED — APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, said this week that it has signed a 12-month contract with the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) to provide 25 megawatts of power generation using liquid petroleum gas (LPG). The project features a retrofitted GE TM2500+ mobile

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NOT SAFE: Coki Point beach in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in St. Thomas failed to pass a water quality test done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday that Bolongo Bay,

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FINED $40 MILLION FOR ILLEGAL DUMPING: PRINCESS CRUISE LINES WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cruise line that regularly stops in St. Thomas has to pay a $40 million penalty for intentional illegal discharges from one of its vessels, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. According to a Dec. 1 Justice

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DPNR SAYS NOT SAFE: Chenay Bay in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said one beach on St.  Croix is not considered safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said that Chenay Bay Beach on the East End of St. Croix

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WASHINGTON — Half of all coral species in the Caribbean went extinct between one and two million years ago, probably due to drastic environmental changes. Which ones survived? Scientists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) think one group of survivors, corals in the genus Orbicella, will continue to adapt

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CHRISTIANSTED — A tropical disturbance in the southwest Caribbean has an 80 percent chance of becoming a depression in the next four days, forecasters said today. The National Hurricane Center said it will continue to watch a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean that could become a depression or named storm later

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CHRISTIANSTED — Eight beaches in the territory failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said that five of the beaches are in St. Croix, two in St. Thomas and one in St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A possible outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) — popularly known as “pink eye” has been identified in the St. Thomas district, according to local health officials. The V.I. Department of Health was notified by a St. Thomas ophthalmology practice that 30 patients have been diagnosed with a

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