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GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, part of a 10-day series of temblors spawned

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SAN JUAN — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn today, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. commonwealth that has been shaking for the past week. There were no immediate reports of

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Two American tourists were seriously injured while snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands after a marine accident on Friday, authorities said. One man was killed. John Lagrassa, 58, of Massapequa, New York died after being run over by a powerboat near Guana Island in the BVI,

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CHRISTIANSTED — This year’s Christmas Bird Count saw two surprise visitors to St. Croix. Three never seen before scarlet ibises took up early winter residence along the far north edge of Southgate Pond and a single white-eyed vireo was spotted along Bethlehem Work Road just east of the National Guard

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SAN JUAN — An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 shook the southwest areas of Puerto Rico early this morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The seismic focus was located 6.2 miles (10 km) underground and the epicenter was recorded 1.86 miles (3 km) southwest of Indios, Puerto Rico. An

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) is notifying all U.S. Virgin Islands businesses that to participate in the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Financial Incentive Program, they are required to complete the Vendor Application Request Form. As per the EERE program requirements, the VIEO will only accept

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Veteran Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson started building his underwater photography skills in a New York City pool months before he was ready to dive into the ocean waters off Florida and St. Thomas. His mission: Capture images of scientists at work on coral reefs threatened by climate

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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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