The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) cautions the public to maintain a distance of at least 400 feet when swimming or diving near the cruise ship pier at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted, St. Croix.
Vessels in port routinely test their engines and the force of the engines could pose a danger to persons swimming or diving in the area. Divers and swimmers are also asked to utilize a buoy when swimming or diving near the pier so their location can be easily identified by mariners for safety precautions.
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FIRST TIME - early voter Lee Seagojo said he stopped by the Election Systems office at Lockhart Gardens, St. Thomas to pick an absentee ballot for a relative. But when he came in and saw a quick and easy way to cast his ballot, he did. Board of Elections member Lydia Hendricks and half a dozen staffers and poll workers did their best to keep up with voter's as they walked through the doors. "It's been terrible, terribly good," Hendricks said. More than 1,300 voters performed their civic duty on St. Thomas as of Wednesday. Early voting starts on Sunday at the Election Systems office on St. John, Marketplace Shopping Center, 3rd floor.
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