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ATLANTA – The Centers for Disease Control are warning all travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to be immunized for Hepatitis A and typhoid prior to visiting the territory due to dangers from contaminated food or water. “CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get Hepatitis A through contaminated food

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   VIHA’s Robert Graham CHARLOTTE AMALIE – More than 160 families are living in Virgin Islands Housing Authority properties despite having incomes that exceed federal limits for subsidized housing, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The report data, compiled by a watchdog for the U.S. Department of Housing and

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“Drug-resistant lice” sounds like something from a zombie apocalypse, but not to fear. There are several ways to kill the annoying little bugs. Hold onto your scalps, Virgin Islands. Super lice are upon us. The time for panic is not yet at hand, however. Planning for mass head-shavings or the

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CHRISTIANSTED – Decaying seaweed washing up on the North Shore coast that smells like rotten eggs has been labeled a ‘natural disaster’ after tourists cancelled their holidays because of it. The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the St. Croix are increasingly being fouled

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CHRISTIANSTED – A nationally-known yoga instructor will be holding a wellness retreat at an Estate Shoys resort this fall. Koya Webb will be conducting the five-day retreat at The Buccaneer Hotel from November 19th -23rd, 2015. Webb is an internationally-recognized holistic health and wellness coach and motivational speaker whose knowledge has

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   Kingshill Cemetery on St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – Cemetary workers preparing a tomb for burial were robbed at gunpoint at the Kingshill Cemetery this morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were dispatched to Estate Peter’s Rest at 10:45 a.m. Friday where one of the workers had returned

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       Nancy Morgan of UVI FREDERIKSTED – Nancy Morgan got a chance to try out her French during a reception in 2001 for French dignitaries in celebration of French support for the American Revolution 225 years before. As she presented a ceremonial bowl to French ambassador Francois Bujon de l’Estang, she

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge

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FREDERIKSTED – Business owners in the territory should be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. That’s the word from the Economic Crime Unit (ECU) of the Virgin Islands Police Department said counterfeit currency in the denominations of $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes have turned up so far. Banking institutions

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Virgin Islands has the third-highest unemployment rate in the country, trailing only Puerto Rico and New Jersey, which held down the top two spots, according to the latest U.S. Department of Labor statistics. The Labor Department said today that the firing rate,

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