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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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 A HUNGRY BAT IS AN ANGRY BAT! STONY BROOK, N.Y.  — Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a model to estimate how long evolutionary forces would take to restore natural balance among mammalian communities plagued by extinction. For the Caribbean’s New World leaf-nosed bats, the most varied and diverse

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NOT SAFE: Frenchman’s Bay in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches 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 Coki Point, Vessup Bay, Bluebeard’s and Frenchman’s

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MIAMI — In a recent study, researchers from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the rates of death from cervical, breast, prostate and colon cancers are two to nine times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United

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FAILED WATER TEST: John Brewers Bay beach in St. Thomas near the University of the Virgin Islands CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory — three in St. Thomas and one in St. John — failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this

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HAS UMPTEEN BODYGUARDS TO ‘PROTECT HIS PERSONAL DIGNITY’: But no one in the bloated territorial government has been assigned by Gov. Ken Mapp of New York to get matching federal funds to fight Zika virus on par with Puerto Rico. The question is: why not? SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN – Authorities in Puerto Rico say a carnival worker from New Jersey has died after being hit by a ride at a temporary amusement park in the U.S. territory. Police said late Tuesday that 59-year-old Jerry Green was operating a pendulum ride called “Skyfall” when he was hit.

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THE MAPPSTER: Red-eyed and bushy-tailed at his inauguration in 2015 from overindulgence. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s not-so-subtle ‘war’ on Caucasian people continues … This time the “honorable” governor (who introduced legislation when he was in the Senate demanding that Senators and Governors be officially called “honorable”) is telling

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