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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) is continuing vessel and mooring registrations for the 2019- 2020 year. DPNR reminds all vessel owners that 25 V.I.C. § 291 states, that a “VESSEL” means every description of watercraft, other than a

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) enforcement officer was arrested just after midnight in connection with the alleged rape and sodomy of a St. Croix woman. Carlos Ayolo, 52, of St. Croix was arrested after 12:05 a.m. Friday and charged with first-degree rape, the Virgin Islands

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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. presented St. Croix teen Saeed Phillips with the Courageous Citizen Award for rescuing his friend from drowning after jumping off the Frederiksted Pier last month. Governor Bryan presented the award to Phillips on Tuesday during an assembly in the auditorium of the St. Croix

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Mid-Island, ST. CROIX – Litter, debris and brush have been removed from the La Reine Fish Market with the comprehensive cleanup being the first phase in the rehabilitation process, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today. Senator Gittens thanked the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Department of Public Works, Virgin

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FREDERIKSTED —  A public meeting will be held on St. Croix tomorrow to discuss the effects of stony coral tissue loss disease in the territory, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said in a press release Tuesday. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fort Frederik

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said today that Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has been found recently on St. Thomas. SCTLD is a lethal coral disease that can affect roughly half of the coral species in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The cause of the

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CRUZ BAY — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the public library on St. John will only be open three days a week. The change first went into effect this week. The Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum of Cultural Arts located on St. John’s west end

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FREDERIKSTED — The V.I. Department of Agriculture said today that Bill Number 32-0062, “The Community and Heritage Tree Law of the Virgin Islands” was signed into law January 6th, 2019. “This law protects all public trees, which are those within the right-of-way of public roads and on publicly owned land,”

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CHRISTIANSTED — It will soon be legal to hunt local deer in the Virgin Islands — provided you have the proper permit. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Wednesday that the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) is currently developing pre-application guidelines and permit conditions to address

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Regional) is hosting Outreach Services throughout the territory.  If you are someone who has a disability, someone who lives with or aids the disabled, and or persons who are

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