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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach on St. Thomas failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and is not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said this afternoon that Frenchman’s Bay Beach in St. Thomas should be avoided by swimmers

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches on St. Thomas failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said this afternoon that Magen’s Bay Beach and John Brewers Bay beaches in St. Thomas should

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services in collaboration with a number of organizations successfully collected data for the 2017 VI Continuum of Care on Homelessness Point-In-Time survey on Friday. On each island the project was spear-headed by different organizations: St. John Community Foundation on St. John, Methodist Training

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EXTRA-JUDICIAL MOSQUITO DEATH SQUADS: Puerto Rico is trying to kill mosquitoes the old-fashioned way — without chemicals. CAGUAS — On this hard-hit tropical island, even the dead are getting pulled into the fight against Zika. On a recent weekday, Roberto Barrera led a team of disease investigators into a graveyard in

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BAD BEACH WARNING: Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — Three beaches on St. Croix and one in St. Thomas failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today that the

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WASHINGTON –Hepatitis C alone kills more people in the United States on a yearly basis than HIV. And the first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America,  and advocates an organized response

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SANTIAGO, Chile – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says overweight and obesity

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BEACH NOT SAFE: Rainbow Beach in Frederiksted FREDERIKSTED — Six beaches on St. Croix and St. John failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today that Great Cruz Bay and

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NO PAIN, NO STRAIN, ALL’S YOU DO IS LET IT DRAIN: The government of Puerto Rico is trying to keep its best and its brightest on the beautiful Emerald Isle. SAN JUAN — In an attempt to prevent more doctors from leaving, and perhaps even pull back the hundreds gone

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  JAMAICAN MASH-UP: Aftermath of a bus crash in Falmouth that left one person dead and three others wounded. KINGSTON — It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for a group of Royal Caribbean passengers and now they’re suing the cruise line for an excursion that turned deadly for one traveler. Eight passengers

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