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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Coki Point and Secret Harbor beaches on St. Thomas

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said today that all 31 beaches it tested for water quality are safe to swim and fish near. DPNR’s Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner nominee Jean-Pierre Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) will immediately begin vessel and mooring registrations for the 2019-2020 year. Oriol said all permitted mooring holders must include in their applications to the Division of Environmental Protection

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Fish and Wildlife will be holding meetings about recreational fishing throughout the territory. On St. Thomas, the meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 7 p.m. at the V.I. Housing Finance Authority training room in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Hull Bay beach on St. Thomas had a high

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner nominee Jean-Pierre Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Environmental Protection will be celebrating Virgin Islands Small Business Week from May 6 to 10. This week-long celebration begins with two workshops to educate all small business industry owners and managers

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FREDERIKSTED — DPNR Commissioner nominee Jean-Pierre Oriol said his Planning and Natural Resources Department closed all offices at its Mars Hill location on St. Croix at 12:00 p.m. today due to no potable water in the building. DPNR contacted the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and has been

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WHO’LL GET BURNED? The manufacturer says that this incineration machine can be set on a city street and the street below the machine will not get hot as it burns tree, brush and shrubs from the storm. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ESTATE LONGFORD, St. Croix –– The Texas-based owner

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DPNR SAYS DO NOT SWIM HERE: Grapetree Bay beach on St. Croix’s East End. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said this

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EPIC FAILURES: Coki Point beach in St. Thomas has failed in DPNR water quality testing more than any other beach in the territory this year. In fact, it has failed in 20 out of 33 weeks in 2017. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed water quality

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