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WASHINGTON — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations in the wake of ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas. PAHO is also urging the countries to strengthen surveillance to detect possible patients and implement measures to quickly respond to any

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CHRISTIANSTED — Friable asbestos was likely a problem for Limetree Bay Terminals and anyone downwind of the St. Croix oil storage facility after its facilities were compromised during Hurricane Maria. The Virgin Islands Free Press was the first media source to alert the public that Maria severely damaged the former

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix’s Anguilla landfill was on fire again this morning. St. Croix Sen. Novelle Francis Jr., a former St. Croix police chief, weighed in on the “active fire” on Facebook. “I was just advised that the Anguilla landfill is experiencing an active fire,” Francis said. “The Virgin Islands

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MIAMI — Cruise lines have never had a cleanliness problem this big. In 2017, cruise lines failed their sanitation inspections at the highest rate ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Vessel Sanitation Program started holding cruise ships to its Operations Manual guidelines in 1990. Fifteen ships earned failing scores

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CRUZ BAY — 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 Cruz Bay beach in St. John is not safe to swim or

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CRUZ BAY – Island Green Living Association, working in concert with the Department of Planning & Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture, oversaw the assignment of hurricane mulch on St. John and all has been reserved. Now those on St. Thomas & St. Croix are invited to apply for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Even though he works at a dump, Kenneal Smith used to enjoy the coastal and mountain views offered from his guard shack at St. Thomas’ largest landfill. But after back-to-back hurricanes pinwheeled across the Capital island in September, Smith now feels like he’s working in a valley because

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), an association of in-house physician recruitment professionals, said that Keith A. James, physician recruiter, has earned the FASPR credential as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. The program is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for individuals seeking to

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  By FREDERICK HANDLEMAN SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Health Care in the Virgin Islands is on life support and in critical condition. There is an urgent need for major changes to the antiquated, protectionist, draconian laws and regulations relating to the provision of health services in the

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SANTO DOMINGO — When hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Dominican Republic last year, 21-year-old Roseli de los Santos pulled people from floodwaters and helped families to evacuate flooded homes. The country lies in the path of seasonal hurricanes and on two fault lines. So de los Santos, a civil

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