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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the annual queen conch seasonal closure commences on June 1, 2019, for both the St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John Districts, as established by regulation effective July 1, 2008. Harvesting of queen conch is prohibited from June 1 through

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) is continuing vessel and mooring registrations for the 2019- 2020 year. DPNR reminds all vessel owners that 25 V.I.C. § 291 states, that a “VESSEL” means every description of watercraft, other than a

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CHRISTIANSTED — Due to the high volume of rainfall experienced throughout the territory this week, DPNR anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff, high surf zones and possible sewer system overflows. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advises the public to refrain from using any of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) enforcement officer was arrested just after midnight in connection with the alleged rape and sodomy of a St. Croix woman. Carlos Ayolo, 52, of St. Croix was arrested after 12:05 a.m. Friday and charged with first-degree rape, the Virgin Islands

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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 Coki Point and Water Bay beaches on St. Thomas

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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 Coki Point beach on St. Thomas has a high

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CHRISTIANSTED — Four 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 Chenay Bay, Cramer Park, Halfpenny and Protestant Cay beaches on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four 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 Bluebeards and Coki Point beaches on St. Thomas have

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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. presented St. Croix teen Saeed Phillips with the Courageous Citizen Award for rescuing his friend from drowning after jumping off the Frederiksted Pier last month. Governor Bryan presented the award to Phillips on Tuesday during an assembly in the auditorium of the St. Croix

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Mid-Island, ST. CROIX – Litter, debris and brush have been removed from the La Reine Fish Market with the comprehensive cleanup being the first phase in the rehabilitation process, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today. Senator Gittens thanked the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Department of Public Works, Virgin

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