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FORT LAUDERDALE — Three passengers and four flight attendants had been taken to the hospital with head injuries after an Allegiant Airlines flight from the Dominican Republic experienced severe turbulence, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to the FAA, Allegiant 7001, an Airbus A319 aircraft, diverted to Fort

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SAN JUAN — A man infected with Zika virus in Puerto Rico has died from complications of the infection, health officials said today. The man, in his 70s, died from internal bleeding caused by a rare immune reaction to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It’s

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CHRISTIANSTED – The majority of cases of the Zika virus are women aged 20 to 39 and living on St. Croix, according to the latest surveillance report released by the V.I. Department of Health. Of the 16 confirmed cases in the territory this year, 10 are female and six are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The only licensed nursing home in the territory has filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a last-ditch effort to prevent the agency from shuttering the facility and moving residents to mainland facilities. Sea View Nursing Home in St. Thomas filed the

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CHRISTIANSTED — As reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, the Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed one additional case of Zika on St. Croix and one in St. Thomas. The total confirmed Zika cases is now 16; 14 of which are on St. Croix and two on St. Thomas. “Today’s

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health Commissioner Michelle Davis said today that The Schneider Regional Medical Center is experiencing a disruption of service due to a main water line break. Late last night a main water line to the hospital burst, causing damage to the basement floor. Although there has been no

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SAN JUAN — Players from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins have raised significant concerns about their upcoming series in Puerto Rico, expressing fear of exposure to the Zika virus, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Officials from Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have not yet

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has asked the 31st Legislature to approve paying down our hospitals’ debt to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority with proceeds from a recent court settlement. Mapp wants $4 million increments to be paid towards the amounts owed by Juan F. Luis Hospital

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WASHINGTON — DCI Group, a public relations and lobbying firm, is the latest group subpoenaed in an expanding investigation by state attorneys general into the funding of climate change denial by ExxonMobil, according to court filings reviewed by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). ExxonMobil has now received separate

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health is confirming our first Zika case in a pregnant woman residing on the island of St. Croix with no travel history reported.. The patient was 34 weeks pregnant when they were tested for Zika. She has since delivered a healthy baby with

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