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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s health department says a drug meant to control opioid overdoses can now be sold without a prescription, a move meant to reduce a spike in opioid deaths across the U.S. commonwealth. Health Secretary Rafael Rodriguez said Tuesday that naloxone will be sold as a nasal

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for questioning in a double murder last year went to the hospital after being stabbed in the face this weekend and was taken into official custody by authorities. Malachi Benjamin, 24, of St. Croix was held by police on Saturday based on an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) has been awarded a $725,112 Preschool Development Birth through Five Initial Grant (PDG B-5) from the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The territory’s PDG

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bluebeard’s beach and Vessup Bay on St. Thomas have

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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS — AARP announced the launch of “Stop Rx Greed” on Tuesday, a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Virgin Islanders and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative,

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to improve mental health and behavioral services throughout the territory, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. signed an Executive Order declaring a mental healthcare emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers. The Governor’s Executive Order will facilitate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVICERC) announce the release of the community needs assessment conducted over the course of 2018 to determine the status of children in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches on two islands failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Water Bay beach on St. Thomas and Halfpenny beach

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Lindbergh Bay Hotel and Villas is a boutique hotel located within walking distance from the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas. It sits on a peninsula overlooking the picturesque Lindbergh Bay Beach. This quaint, family-managed Caribbean hotel serves as one of the amenities located near

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SAN JUAN – The flu season is far from over — and spreading to the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting the flu is widespread in 49 states and Puerto Rico. This is a slight increase compared to last week. Fifteen more children have died from flu-related complications,

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