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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture is looking for 13 farmers, six in each district and one in St. John for the Farm to Hospital (FTH) Program. The program will provide selected applicants with technical assistance and training on best planting practices, crop variety selection, irrigation, and post-harvest-techniques,

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CRUZ BAY — One beach 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 Johnson Bay beach on St. John had a high bacteria count

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach 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 Bluebeards beach near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on St. Thomas had

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SPRINGDALE, Arkansas — Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after consumers reported finding soft, blue pieces of rubber inside the popular food. The recall comes in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and applies to the company’s Panko Chicken Nuggets that were

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NASSAU – A new study released yesterday by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), revealed that the Caribbean and Latin America will need 23 million health and education professionals by 2040. The new study is from the IDB’s latest series on The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean. In

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CHRISTIANSTED — At least 300 job seekers attended the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital’s Job Fair that was held Friday. The fair was centered in the Virgin Islands Cardiac Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The fair was considered to be “a tremendous success from beginning to end

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CHRISTIANSTED — All the beaches tested for high bacteria on St. Croix meet established standards for water quality, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. But DPNR said it did not test any of the beaches on St. Thomas and St. John, therefore the water

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KINGSTON — The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Inc., an inclusive organization dedicated to eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases, and the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) met in Jamaica recently. At least 150 registered attendees were on hand as the premier center of excellence for cardiovascular care in the English-speaking Caribbean concluded

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After returning to the territory from meetings with cruise industry executives, Governor Albert Bryan Jr, signed into law today several bills including one that would make medicinal cannabis accessible to qualified patients here. Governor Bryan signed into law The Virgin Islands Medicinal Cannabis Patient Care Act, which

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KINGSTON — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus this year. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities

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