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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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  Dr. Tom Frieden of CDC WASHINGTON – Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tweeted a damning picture of Zika virus research blaming “50 years of neglect” on the current crisis facing the whole world. Testifying before politicians in Washington, Dr. Frieden warned

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said today that five beaches on St. Thomas, three beaches on St. John and one beach on St. Croix are not safe to swim or fish in. Lindbergh Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Water Bay, Vessup Bay and Frenchman’s Bay are

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By GEOFFREY GILLER/HAKAI MAGAZINE If you want to know where someone comes from, you might listen to how they speak. Their accent or use of particular words may give you clues to their provenance. As it turns out, the same is true for whales. In a new study, scientists show

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Global health emergencies understandably stoke fear, panic and wild claims. Exaggerations about Ebola were PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year. And now rumors about Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, are taking the Internet by storm. One of the claims goes something like this: Zika is caused by genetically

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The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. But the Zika virus outbreak is putting U.S. travelers off of visiting the Caribbean and Latin America – with 41 per cent planning to steer clear. Tour firms have yet to report dips due to the virus –

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PARIS — CGG has been awarded an extension to a major 3D seismic survey that the company successfully completed on the Caribbean coast, offshore Colombia, in late 2015. CGG is a French-based geophysical services company founded in 1931. The new survey follows on from the original 16,000-plus km2 survey CGG

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