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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said today that it is working to minimize the effects of the decomposing sargassum seaweed that has been impacting the Red Hook area on St. Thomas. The excessive amount of decaying sargassum seaweed has caused the depletion of oxygen

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CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health said that the Charles Harwood Complex in Estate Richmond is closed today Charles Harwood will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, according to the Health Department. All Department of Health (DOH) staff that work at the Charles Harwood Complex must report to work

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has issued proclamations recognizing National Nurses, Hospitals and Tourism Weeks. The week May 6-12, 2018 has been declared National Nurses Week with the theme “Nurses Inspire, Innovate, Influence”. The American Nurses Association, Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center and the Schneider Regional Medical Center will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Behavioral Services (VIBS) – a behavioral health facility in Anna’s Hope serving the Virgin Islands since 1995 – will close its doors this summer, the V.I. Free Press has learned. VIBS is a short term residential evaluation unit with 30 beds on St. Croix designed to respond

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man living on St. Thomas hanged himself with a belt at the Lindbergh Bay beach early this morning, authorities said. The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit traveled to that beach at 6:45 a.m. today to investigate a report of a hanging there. Police said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Seven beaches in St. Thomas 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 Secret Harbor, Water Bay, Hull Bay, Coki Point, Lindbergh Bay, Brewer’s Bay and Magen’s Bay beaches should

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (VIDHS) Commissioner Felecia L. Blyden announced Friday that the department is the recipient of a $11.5 million grant award from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). VIDHS was successful in its grant

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in St. Thomas 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 Coki Point and Bluebeards beaches should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said that

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CRUZ BAY — A Terminix employee has been charged in relation to 2015 pesticide use at a St. John resort that left a Delaware family gravely ill. Jose Rivera, 59, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for allegedly violating the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The indictment says

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