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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) said it is “pleased” to offer the 2018 Disease Reporting Requirements training for School Nurses & Administrators. As we develop best practices for disease surveillance in the territory, it is important to maintain engagement and readiness with our key community healthcare

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma accusing the drugmaker of causing an opioid crisis in the U.S. commonwealth. Officials said Wednesday that they are seeking to hold the company responsible for all government costs incurred as a result of the damage opioids

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SAN JUAN — Straddled across Ausberto Maldonado’s backyard in Bayamon, a suburb of Puerto Rico, is a nagging reminder of Hurricane Maria’s destructive power. “See, that tree broke off that branch, which is as thick as a tree — and now it’s in my yard,” said Maldonado, a 65-year-old retiree.

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CHRISTIANSTED – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through May 15 at the territory’s request. Virgin Islanders who have no prescription insurance coverage and lost medicine or medical supplies due to hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for a free 30-day

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that two beaches in St. Thomas and one in St. Croix are considered unsafe to swim

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  CHRISTIANSTED — Project Promise, a non-profit organization on St. Croix, will launch a month-long initiative, starting April 3, 2018, to help residents deal with the psychological after-effects of Hurricane Maria. Project Promise, in collaboration with The Coaching and Leadership Professional Training Institute, will provide much-needed mental health services to residents, to

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture issued an advisory today that “livestock and horse owners” should take steps now to deal with “dry weather.” “Livestock and horse owners are encouraged to take steps now to reduce the effects of the advancing dry weather,” warned Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles.

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HAVANA — Despite a massive humanitarian effort over the past six months in the Eastern Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, there is still much work to be done to rehabilitate water and sanitation and other infrastructure damaged by powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported recently.

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By SENATOR JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG CHARLOTTE AMALIE –Having received several complaints from constituents about the way the medical evacuees have been treated on the mainland and the precarious state of their well-being as they receive care so far from home, Senator Janette Millin Young says she remains deeply concerned. Considering this, Senator

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that the water near Coki Point beach in St. Thomas is not safe to swim or

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