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FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor and the Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety (VIOHS) announced the launch their high-visibility enforcement campaign beginning July 1 to September 30. High-visibility enforcement is designed to deter people from driving after consuming alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and prescription medication. The Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said during his weekly COVID-19 update that at this point he is not planning to close the beaches for the long July 4th weekend, but he warned residents to “Mask Up” if they plan to celebrate the holiday at the beach or elsewhere. “The only

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BASSETERRE — As iconic as the islands’ pristine beaches and tropical forests, the 60,000-plus green monkeys of St. Kitts and Nevis are a quintessential part of the Caribbean experience for many visitors. But while these photogenic mischief-makers might charm tourists, they pose serious threats to the twin-island Federation. Likely first

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR) and the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), in collaboration with WTJX-TV Channel 12 (WTJX) broadcast the June episode of Recovery in Focus last night. Guests for this month’s episode were Daryl Griffith, VIHFA Executive Director, Nelson Petty Jr., Commissioner of the Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority said that the Bovoni Landfill will once again accept “green waste and seaweed” in St. Thomas effective today. But the ban on green waste and seaweed is still in effect for the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix, according to VIWMA. “The

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital will resume elective surgeries and outpatient procedures effective tomorrow. “Through the pandemic, JFL has performed urgent and emergent surgical cases, however, all other patients planning to have surgery or a procedure have had to place their medical care on hold,” Interim Chief Executive

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority said that there was an active fire at the Anguilla Landfill at 8:04 p.m. tonight. Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) and VIWMA contractors and personnel are “working expeditiously to bring the fire under control. VIWMA advises the public and all haulers that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands sheltering capacity will be “limited” at the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season due to American Red Cross physical distancing requirements brought about by the advent of COVID-19 in December, authorities said. The territory’s lead emergency agencies said this weekend they are

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CRUZ BAY —  Work has begun to repair the George Simmons Terrace Senior Center on St. John. The facility, built in 1985, was damaged after severe wind, and wind-driven rain from Hurricane Maria lifted the corrugated metal roofing, causing damages to the electrical and mechanical systems as well as the interior

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BUENOS AIRES — Latin America and the Caribbean has now recorded more than half a million coronavirus infections, according to an Agence France-Press tally based on official reports.  Almost half have been recorded in Brazil – the country worst-hit by the pandemic in the region – which also has more than 15,000

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