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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday that all of the beaches tested safe for swimming and fishing. DPNR  said it determined that after its Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program evaluated water quality at 33 popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for

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  Upon his return to the territory, Senator Marvin Blyden received a barrage of calls from the residents of the Nadir community regarding weekend construction adjacent to the old gas station. Many of the residents were upset and voiced their concerns to the Senator that a public hearing was not

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government on Tuesday filed complaints against a pest control company in Puerto Rico and two businessmen for the illegal use of a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in neighboring St. John. The Environmental Protection Agency said the businessmen used methyl bromide to

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CRUZ BAY — The crew of the Hokule‘a arrived at St. John on Sunday morning, marking the latest stop on the Hawaiian voyaging canoe’s three-year worldwide tour. It was the canoe’s first landing in a U.S. territory since leaving Pago Pago, American Samoa, in October 2014. The 12-person crew left

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CRUZ BAY – Three beaches on St. John have been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing after water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR said Friday afternoon that Oppenheimer beach, Frank Bay and Cruz Bay should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture invites persons who are interested in putting their fruit orchards on a fruit farm tour scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The farm was supported by Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funding. Persons are asked to meet at

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that seven beaches in the territory are not safe to swim or fish in. Three of the beaches to avoid are in St. Croix and two each are around St. Thomas and St. John, according to DPNR. On St.

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MUM’S THE WORD: Juan Figueroa-Serville ATLANTA – The Virgin Islands government is the only state, territory or commonwealth in the United States not to report its flu statistics to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Nearby Puerto Rico is reporting high

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HONOLULU – The Polynesian voyaging canoe that recently completed a 3,500-mile trek across the Atlantic Ocean is now on its way to the Caribbean. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Hokulea left Brazil Friday for the next part of its around-the-world journey. The crew is expecting an 18-day, 2,400-mile trip

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On day five of my Cuban adventure, we traveled west out of Havana to the beautiful countryside. Our excursion led us through the Sierra del Rosario mountain range. It was a scenic drive through many different

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