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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five 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 on Friday afternoon that three beaches in St. Thomas and two on St. John are not

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KIWI IGNORED WARNING SIGN: Gayleen McEwan (right) of Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island didn’t pay any attention to the warning sign telling her not to do what ended up killing her. The warning sign clearly states that death could result from being blown back onto the concrete by arriving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the second time in a six days, dangerous lighting fixtures sold exclusively at Home Depot have been recalled, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Panama-based Lumicentro Internacional recalled about 10,500 Hampton Bay 3-Light and Home Decorators Collection 4-Light Crystal Chandeliers because the 50-watt halogen lights

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BUCCANEER HOTEL BEACH: Has failed DPNR water quality testing several times this year already. The agency said that swimmers and fishermen should avoid using this beach for health reasons. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to

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FREDERIKSTED — As summer approaches, The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. This five-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and

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SANTO DOMINGO — The New York City Health Department announced Thursday that it has identified a cluster of Mycobacterium abscessus/chelonae skin/soft tissue infections associated with cosmetic surgery performed in the Dominican Republic. There have been eight cases identified in New York City and two in Connecticut this year. All 10

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THREE TIMES IS NOT A CHARM: For Water Bay beach in St. Thomas, which has failed to meet established water quality standards three weeks in a row, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should

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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. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ten beaches in the territory failed

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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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