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    A drier weather pattern is forecast for the next few days. Patches of clouds and showers embedded in the trade winds may move across the local area from time to time with no significant rainfall accumulations expected. Daytime highs will reach the mid to upper 80s. An east-southeasterly windflow at 5-15 miles per hour is ...
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    A healthy mangrove lagoon at Magens Bay, a protected nature preserve. (S. Pennington photo) This is the first in a series of stories on efforts to save and spread the territory’s mangrove trees. When local scientists talk about the mangrove trees that once rimmed the territory’s shorelines, their passion is like that of a parent ...
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    Joining the ribbon cutting for the new bike path on the Christiansted Bypass are bicyclist Mario Peters, AARP National Volunteer President Alicia Georges, AARP-VI State Volunteer President Corinne Plaskett, AARP-VI State Director Troy de Chabert-Shuster, AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins, Alma Winkfield of the V.I. Trail Alliance and bicyclist David Morales. (Source photo ...
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    It’s December, which means that a census count of the birds on St. Croix will be conducted once again. For the last 120 years, the National Audubon Society has sponsored and coordinated this winter event across the United States and in several other countries. It is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the ...
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    A seashell snowflake. (Photo by Elizabeth Robb) Christmas is coming and the St. Croix Seashell Society is busy creating exotic designs for seashell ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree for the “Christmas Spoken Here” event. “I’m really excited by the ornaments I’m creating because the lines of the shells create their own geometrical shapes,” said ...
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    Virgin Islands Energy Office The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) informs all U.S. Virgin Islands residents of the start of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Financial Incentive Program for the fiscal year 2020. Residents and small business owners can receive 40 percent rebates on select ENERGY STAR products purchased in the U.S.V.I. Each ...
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    The Underground Night Club, on St. Thomas. (Source photo by Judi Shimel) A federal magistrate has ordered a January trial for a woman charged with transporting women from abroad to St. Thomas to employ as sex workers. The defendant, Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, recently pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment in late October. Defendant Gonzalez-McFarlane ...
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    UVI Researcher Kim Waddell speaks to the need for a territorial Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Plan. Every dollar spent on mitigation pre-storm saves about $6 in post-recovery, University of the Virgin Islands’ researchers Greg Guannel and Kim Waddell said Tuesday night as they encouraged residents to give input on a draft Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency ...
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    Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise Team (VIWMA) has contracted a sewer line point repair in Christiansted town that will require motorists to proceed with caution through the area. The repair started at about 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3 and will continue until the work is completed. The ...
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    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Assistance is in the process of preparing for the closing of calendar year 2019. All clientele of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as Food Stamps – are reminded of the following: 1. Keep scheduled appointments to help ...