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PHILLIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has embarked on a strategic partnership with the Caribbean Amerindian Organization to come to solutions for some of the invasive species issues facing St. Maarten, particularly as it pertains to the invasive green iguana. Since its introduction that particular species of Iguana has

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PHILLIPSBURG — The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has uncovered numerous shark-related products, including shark fin soup, being sold at various establishments around Sint Maarten. Over the past few weeks, the foundation made an inventory of shark products being sold at restaurants, supermarkets and individual stores at various locations. “Unfortunately, we

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CHRISTIANSTED — As of April 5, 2016 the CDC has confirmed one new case of Zika this week, as reported in today’s Zika surveillance report. The total confirmed Zika have increased to 13, 12 of which are on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas. The total confirmed Zika have

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently met with the Steering Committee of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Climate Change Council to underscore the Obama Administration’s support to help communities prepare, plan and build capacity as they assess vulnerabilities and risks to climate change. During the meeting, Jewell also

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is investigating whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public or shareholders about the effects of climate change, joining similar inquiries into the oil giant launched by Massachusetts, New York and California. The investigation, announced this week, came as nearly two dozen state attorneys

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CHRISTIANSTED — No new cases of Zika were confirmed this week, as reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, according to the V.I. Department of Health. The total confirmed Zika cases remain at 12 cases, 11 of which are on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, the Health Department said

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      Frank Bay on the island of St. John FREDERIKSTED – One beach on St. Croix and one beach on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said

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CHRISTIANSTED – Only one beach in the Virgin Islands failed to meet established water quality testing standards – Princess Beach (Condo Row) on St. Croix, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR environmental engineer Benjamin Keularts told the Virgin Islands Free Press that “we define Condo

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SAN JUAN — Despite a financial crisis that rivals Greece’s and a murder rate that is close to the highest in the world, the people in neighboring Puerto Rico are well-satisfied. So satisfied, in fact, that they have turned been reported as the 15th happiest place to live in the

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BIRMINHAM, Ala. — Southern Med Law has launched a Zika virus Microcephaly birth defect Information page to provide the public with updates on the Zika virus outbreak and its possible association with microcephaly. The microcephaly birth defect is a congenital condition that leaves newborns with abnormally small heads and an underdeveloped

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