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SAN JUAN – The flu season is far from over — and spreading to the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting the flu is widespread in 49 states and Puerto Rico. This is a slight increase compared to last week. Fifteen more children have died from flu-related complications,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two 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 Coki Point beach on St. Thomas and Johnson Bay

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer, Valarie Lee, met with a class of 16 senior nursing students at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) recently. During her two-hour visit, CNO Lee gave real-world experiences and responded to the seniors’ questions and concerns

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) said Emergency Department restroom facilities for patients and staff are now working. The restrooms are adjacent to the ambulance bay with a total of four restrooms including one that is Americans With Disabilities Act compliant, the V.I. Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, said that longtime disability rights advocate Julien Henley will be his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator. Henley is an advocate at the Virgin Islands Disability Rights Center and a chairperson for the State Rehabilitation Council. He has an ADA certificate of completion

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CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health said the public is invited to attend the first Dialysis Support Group meeting of the year. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital on Sunday, February, beginning at 3 p.m. This support group meeting is

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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 Coki Point, Lindbergh Bay and Secret Harbor beaches on St.

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CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix Senator Alicia Barnes issued the following statement commending Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. for Executive Order No. 486-2019 issued on Tuesday. The executive order extended the mental health state of emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers. “I commend

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CHRISTIANSTED – A California man admitted in federal court to documents fraud related to a 2012 Virgin Islands driver’s license application on St. Croix, authorities said. Zakee Abdur Rasheed, 47, of Los Angeles pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possession of an identification document with intent to defraud, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHRISTIANSTED — All the beaches that the Department of Planning and Natural Resources tested this week are safe to swim and fish in. DPNR said that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and

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