viNGN: October Is Women’s Empowerment Month

In honor of October’s being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) has declared it to…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.

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The Bookworm: Shaq Reaches Back

Retired basketball great and author Shaquille O’Neal reaches back into his own childhood to create this tale, which is something 7-to-10-year-olds will enjoy knowing.

2015-10-06 22:55:53
Opinions Differ on Whether Sargassum Causes Health Issues

Although a BVI environmentalist warned recently that swallowing large doses of water where sargassum seaweed is present could be fatal, other experts don’t agree.

2015-10-06 00:02:33
Julius Jackson Eyes No. 1 Spot with Tuesday Fight

Now ranked No. 5 in his weight class, Julius “the Chef” Jackson (19-0) will be a contender for No. 1 if he wins his bout Tuesday against Mexico’s Jose Uzcategui.

2015-10-05 23:32:50
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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