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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums will launch the Story Time Initiative territory-wide.  This initiative fosters and promotes community involvement and serves as a catalyst for youngsters to develop a love for their library and reading at a

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the department will close its Mars Hill offices at 12:00 p.m. today. DPNR said that it is experiencing a Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) “potable water problem” at its office in Frederiksted. Commissioner Dawn Henry said that

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that it in monitoring the fire that began at the Anguilla Landfill in the early morning hours Sunday. The fire reportedly originated in the mulch section at the entrance to the Anguilla Landfill about 3 a.m. on Sunday, according

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former Department of Planning and Natural Resources officer who masterminded a smuggling operation that moved 220 pounds (100 kilos) of cocaine through the territory was given nearly sixteen years in prison for his federal conviction on cocaine distribution-related counts. Gerald W. Mercer, 42, of St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Effective immediately, due to a high gas vapor reading detected in the area of Krum Bay area of St. Thomas Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “To protect the safety of the public, the main road in the Krum Bay is closed to

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CRUZ BAY — The former branch manager of Terminix International USVI, LLC pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts of illegally applying fumigants containing methyl bromide in multiple residential locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the condominium resort complex in St. John where a family of four fell seriously ill

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WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs this week announced $1,488,890 in fiscal year 2018 grants to combat invasive species and protect natural resources in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq. of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) reminds the public that pursuant to Title 29, Chapter 3, Section 281, Subsection (a), (7), Rules and Regulations of the Virgin Islands Historic Preservation Commission, Section 281 -11 2(A). No off-premises signs, including but

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WASHINGTON — Douglas Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary for Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $1,202,370 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding for the U.S. Virgin Islands, which supports a wide variety of needs. “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and I continue to support the leadership and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces its first territorial summer camp, “Adventure at Your Library.” The “Adventure at Your Library” Summer camp is designed to foster and promote a great appreciation for libraries in its participants, while offering them an unforgettable experience in nature and their

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