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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Education and Health officials are grappling with sewage problems at two schools on St. Croix that led to earlier dismissals of students this week. The Department of Health said it received telephone calls on  Monday morning, March 6th at about 8:15 a.m. from the Department of Education

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Public Health Ministry is suspicious of a new virus coming into play and hopes that samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) could give some confirmation. Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton told members of the media on Friday that a large number of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday that all of the beaches tested safe for swimming and fishing. DPNR  said it determined that after its Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program evaluated water quality at 33 popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to commemorate the start of the construction of the University’s medical facilities. Virgin Islands leaders, UVI administrators, faculty, staff and the medical community attended the Medical School Classroom Building groundbreaking on March 2, on the St.

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WASHINGTON – A dozen new Zika cases are raising worries that the virus may be more easily contracted through unprotected sex than originally believed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government on Tuesday filed complaints against a pest control company in Puerto Rico and two businessmen for the illegal use of a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in neighboring St. John. The Environmental Protection Agency said the businessmen used methyl bromide to

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SAN JUAN — Leilani Dominicci has all the typical worries of pregnant women plus a new one spreading across Puerto Rico: the fear she will become infected with the Zika virus and put her baby at risk. Her unease has escalated so much that the 38-year-old attorney barely leaves her

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Airline bookings to the U.S. Virgin Islands have dropped sharply since health warnings were first issued for the territory on January 22, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. In the one month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put a travel alert on

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CRUZ BAY – Three beaches on St. John have been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing after water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR said Friday afternoon that Oppenheimer beach, Frank Bay and Cruz Bay should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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   PR Health Secretary Ana Ruis SAN JUAN – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Tuesday that blood should no longer be collected from regions where the Zika virus is circulating, and that blood needed for transfusions be obtained from areas of the country without active transmission. Following the

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