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MIAMI — A tropical storm warning has been issued for a trio of islands in the Caribbean Sea as a “disturbance” continues to develop off the northeast coast of South America, the National Hurricane Center announced Sunday afternoon. The system is expected to intensify into a tropical storm today as it

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COKI POINT BEACH: This popular beach in St. Thomas has failed water quality testing two weeks in a row. Overall, five of the seven beaches that failed in Rock City last week also did not meet established water quality standards this week. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ten beaches in the

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DAMAGED FOR LIFE: Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. According to a report released Thursday on the impact of Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, about 1 in 20

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] NASSAU — Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA is moving millions of barrels of oil from a Bahamas storage facility after terminating a contract with the owner, Buckeye Partners LP, according to internal data and sources close to the decision. Buckeye and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) had tried

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OVERFISHING IN SOUTH AMERICA: Fishermen in Chile use a purse seiner to catch Jack mackerel in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo courtesy: NOAA) [ad name=”HTML-68″] GLAND, Switzerland — Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and

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WATER MAIN BREAK: Near LBJ Pump Station in Estate Richmond should be fixed by 8 p.m. tonight according to the V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA). [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a force main leak occurred at one of the pressure relief valves

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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE REGION: Nearly half of them go to waste, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). [ad name=”HTML-68″] SANTIAGO, Chile – Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean announced their interest in promoting an international code of conduct to serve as a global

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COKI POINT BEACH: This St. Thomas beach has failed water quality testing in two out of the last three weeks, according to the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). People are urged to avoid it and 10 other beaches territory-wide. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Eleven beaches in the

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DISNEY VERSION: Of Señor Sapo, a child favorite and now an educational character brought to you and your children by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN —  Señor Sapo is coming! Señor Sapo is coming! Just who is this Señor Sapo? Well, read on gentle reader … Sr. Sapo is

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HIV/AIDS AWARENESS: The V.I. Department of Health is joining with other government health organizations around the region to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and encourage more people to get tested. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The V.I. Department of Health recognizes Thursday, June 8th, 2017, as Caribbean/American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! This

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