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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), in partnership with local educators, said it now offers a “USVI Marine Debris Curriculum.” The curriculum was written exclusively for the U.S. Virgin Islands to bring awareness to the problem of marine debris in the Territory and to provide culturally-relevant, solutions-oriented, marine

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard warns mariners, tourists and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states that will generate dangerous breaking waves and rip currents around coastal waters of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including Vieques and Culebra Islands, from Wednesday through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Most Puerto Rico and USVI

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SAN JUAN —Three earthquakes unsettled parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the last 24 hours. A moderate 3.6 magnitude quake struck 60 miles north-northwest of St. Thomas. None of the earthquakes that struck our portion of the Caribbean were strong enough to generate a tsunami; and

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CHRISTIANSTED — The closure of the Limetree Bay refinery will cost the U.S. Virgin Islands nearly $2 billion in lost economic activity, $632 million in the USVI Gross Domestic Product, and 800 jobs, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research. The closure also

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — A series of earthquakes has rattled the Caribbean this week, including a moderate 4.6 which struck along western Haiti overnight Thursday night. Fortunately, none of the fifteen earthquakes that struck the Caribbean were strong enough to generate a tsunami; as such, there is no risk of tsunami to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for Enterococci, Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:   

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the Division of Fish and Wildlife has started the BOATING AND ANGLING INFORMATION TRIAL (B.A.I.T.), a fourteen-month research study on vessel activity. The study is funded by the National Oceanic

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TEAGUE BAY — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the Division of Coastal Zone Management in collaboration with Friends of the St. Croix East End Marine Park will host an educational snorkel tour to the East End Marine Park’s Demonstration Coral Nursery Site at

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BRIDGETOWN — As hotels grab prime seafront land along Barbados’ west coast, the road through Mullins offers an increasingly rare “window to the sea” with unhindered views over the blond beach and shallow Caribbean waters beyond. But for Kimberley Agard, who chairs the local district emergency organization, it’s this proximity

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After years of public exposure to health risks emanating from bin sites and land fills operating under judicial Consent Decrees, years of delays in protracted hearings before federal Courts, the Virgin Islands Legislature and Public Service Commission, the Virgin Islands Conservation Society demands immediate action from the Virgin Islands Waste

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