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St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade and Fireworks a Success

Nineteen boats competed in the 17th annual St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade -- even the Coast Guard decorated for the event.

Tourism Department Embraces Holiday Spirit, Invites Public to Community Events

The V.I. Department of Tourism (DOT) is spreading holiday cheer and welcomes the public to participate in community events throughout the territory.

Agriculture Warns Livestock Farmers of Threat of Disease Because of Weather

Commissioner Carlos Robles reminds livestock farmers about the increased threat of disease to their animals caused by the wet weather. He recommends that all farmers fix leaky roofs and improve drainage in and around animal pens during the rainy season to reduce mud and wet manure.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

First Phase of Library Renovations to Begin Dec. 5

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources informs the public that it has received Notices to Proceed for the first phase of library renovation infrastructure projects, previously announced, totaling nearly $2 million from the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program.

DPNR to Hold Workshops for Owners of Terminal Facilities, Underground Storage Tanks, Waste Generators

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced that owners and operators of terminal facilities, underground storage tanks, solid hazardous waste generators and transporters will have an opportunity to learn more about federal and local regulatory laws that govern their respective industries.

DEP to Hold Workshop for All Pesticides Applicators

The Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host workshops throughout the territory for all pesticides applicators. The workshops will provide an opportunity for pesticide applicators to learn more about federal and local regulatory laws as well as rules and regulations that govern their respective industries.

DOH Provides Safety Information for Health Problems Caused by Poor Air Quality

Due to a recent fire and drifting smoke to the western side of the island of St. Croix, pollutants may have affected the air quality. The public needs to be aware that these conditions may cause health issues related to the respiratory system. People who reside in the affected area and businesses from Castle Coakley to Mars Hill (about 10 miles) should take precautionary measures to reduce inhalation exposure.

DOH Continues to Improve Safety of Food Establishments

Based on the recent critical arrests made by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation regarding allegedly fraudulent distribution of food handlers’ health cards, the V.I. Department of Health (DOH) has developed a new processing system for providing authorized cards territory wide.

DOT Announces Winners of ‘Taxi-Text-To-Win’ Campaign

Andre Toussaint of St. Croix, Elvis Sprauve of St. John and Nico VanHolten of St. Thomas are the first round of winners in the V.I. Department of Tourism's (VIDOT) inaugural "Taxi-Text-To-Win" incentive promotion, which is designed to enhance the U.S.V.I. Taxi Ambassadors' welcome experience for visitors.

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