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FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) will continue “The Dorsch After Dark” series on Tuesday, July 6th.  This series highlights local artists and provides them a venue to showcase their

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement of conditions, including additional emissions monitoring, for resumption of refinery operations at Limetree Bay Refinery: “We welcome the EPA’s help in this matter, and we welcome the findings and the recommended actions aimed at protecting the community and

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FREDERIKSTED — Two beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands failed to meet established water quality standards and should be avoided this weekend, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said; DPNR said testing showed that “Rainbow Beach and Frederiksted Public Beach exceed the established Enterococci Bacteria threshold and therefore are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — People are up in arms about the maintenance of a trash bin site on St. Thomas. Residents say the dumpster site — maintained by the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority — is unsightly, unhealthy and dangerous to navigate in its current condition. People on social media begged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the obligation of $2,902,538 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program (FEMA) to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to complete repairs to the Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library on St. Thomas. The three-story, 40,000 square foot facility

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas diver is calling on local fishermen to stop catching parrotfish for people to eat here, saying the fishes daily behavior promotes healthy coral growth. Eladio Camacho of St. Thomas wrote a post on Facebook on Tuesday morning saying that “PARROTFISH ARE IMPORTANT!” “I feel

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CHRISTIANSTED — During Friday’s COVID-19 update at Government House, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said he plans to reopen the territory’s beaches on Monday. But Bryan cautioned residents who plan to go to a beach to remain mindful of social and physical distancing guidelines and to have plenty of space between families

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FREDERIKSTED — In support of the Virgin Islands Department of Health’s Coronavirus requirements to help contain the spread, the Virgin Islands National Guard are on orders to further advocate the stay-at-home order and physical distancing guidance as per the direction of the USVI governor yesterday. Effective Saturday, Governor Albert Bryan,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Citing concerns about public safety, Senator Kenneth Gittens has requested that the Department of Planning & Natural Resources take immediate steps to remove partially sunken vessels from Christiansted Harbor.  These vessels, most of which were damaged in recent inclement weather, pose a safety hazard to other boats and to seaplanes,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the annual queen conch seasonal closure commences on June 1, 2019, for both the St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John Districts, as established by regulation effective July 1, 2008. Harvesting of queen conch is prohibited from June 1 through

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