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Board of Elections Seeking Public Input on Election Laws by Aug. 5

The members of the St. Croix District Board of Elections are seeking public input regarding reforming Title 18 Chapters 1…

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WICO CEO: Workshops Encourage Economy

The West Indian Co. Ltd. recently hosted a two-day business development workshop for entrepreneurs interested in starting their own tourism-related business.

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2015-08-04 00:58:23
Chaotic Kayak Race Raises $57,000 for Team River Runner

Thirty-two kayak teams went head to head in a heated race Sunday afternoon on Oppenheimer Beach at the fifth annual Chaotic Kayak Race. The fundraiser raised more than $57,603.

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2015-08-03 22:41:44
UVI to Host 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference

The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) will host the 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference. Representatives from Caribbean agricultural institutions, agricultural economists and agriculture policymakers will meet from Sunday, Aug. 9 to Friday, Aug. 14, at the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix.

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2015-08-02 01:01:26
Environment — St. Croix
DPNR Advises Public to Avoid Storm-Water Runoff Areas

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at 43 popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public of the following: 
 
Due to recent heavy rainfall and the anticipation of more rain over the weekend, DPNR advises the public to refrain from using areas that are affected by storm-water runoff until these effects subside. Parents are advised to instruct their children to keep away from storm-water-impacted beaches as well as areas with manholes and storm-water flooding. 
 
There may be an elevated health risk to anyone swimming in storm-water-impacted areas as a result of increased concentrations of bacteria. All persons should also be aware that storm-water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health and therefore all persons should avoid areas of storm-water runoff (i.e. guts, puddles, and drainage basins).
 
DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted areas and waters. For additional information regarding water quality call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 in St. Croix. 

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