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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St . Thomas man who was stabbed in the stomach last month while he was arguing with a woman that he did not know has died, according to police. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said it was notified on Saturday by hospital officials that the

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WATER MAIN BREAK: Near LBJ Pump Station in Estate Richmond should be fixed by 8 p.m. tonight according to the V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA). CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a force main leak occurred at one of the pressure relief valves in the

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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE REGION: Nearly half of them go to waste, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). SANTIAGO, Chile – Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean announced their interest in promoting an international code of conduct to serve as a global guideline to

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