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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) launched a Water Quality Education Program, with the Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) piloting the program. The program, which began Monday, is expected to expand to include other high schools and middle schools in St. Thomas and St. Croix, in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies recently received a $100,000 award from the  Marine Debris Program to reduce hurricane-deposited marine debris from mangrove shorelines across the territory over the next two years. The award also provides support to develop a territorial Marine Debris Action Plan, a first for the

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NASSAU — The Bahamas Supreme Court sentenced Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard to 90 days in prison and fined him $150,000 for contempt of court in a long-running legal dispute centered around an environmental group’s stolen emails. The pilfered emails belonged to Save the Bays (STB), a non-profit environmental group

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Friends of the National Park Service will be holding a discussion called: “Getting To Know Buck Island’s Sharks” this week. The group said that the informative talk takes place on Wednesday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Guinea Company Warehouse on Company Street in Christiansted. (Click for Map). Grace

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LONDON — Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director of the USVI Office of Disaster Recovery, recently joined ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Atlanta on a five-day collaborative experience focused on reinforcing economic and cultural ties between the two countries. The British Consulate-General

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Off the coast of St. Thomas, a group of scientists is tearing a reef apart in a feverish attempt to save some of its coral. They are battling a fast-moving, lethal disease that researchers say is unprecedented in the speed with which it can damage large numbers

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SAN JUAN — Tourists have told how they woke up late Monday night when their high-rise buildings started “moving from side to side strongly.” “Doors, lamps, hanging plants all swinging rather hard,” one person tweeted. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck north of Isabela in Puerto Rico on Monday, the United

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CHRISTIANSTED — Tropical Storm Karen slowed to a tropical depression as it made its way towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today while Tropical Storm Lorenzo formed in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update, Karen’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 35

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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Karen formed just east of the Windward Islands and has sustained winds of 40 mph. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, along with Grenada and its dependencies. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within

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MID-ISLAND, St. Croix —  An elderly Estate Clifton Hill resident reported to police that he was viciously attacked by a pack of seven pit bulls belonging to his neighbor two days ago, authorities said. When police arrived on the scene after a 911 emergency dispatch call about 7 p.m. on

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