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More Refinery Fumes, School Closings Raise Cries for Straight Answers

Phone calls about a powerful stench on St. Croix began flooding Hugh "Mr. P" Pemberton’s Reef radio show Wednesday morning. By Thursday morning the calls were still coming, as were calls to the Limetree Bay oil refinery, DPNR and the EPA.

Gun Violence is Not the Only Thing Disturbing the Peace in Bovoni

While gunshot wounds can be traumatizing and deadly, they are far from the only unhealthy human-caused damage community members face regularly in Bovoni.
Sahara dust masks the view from the vantage point of Drake’s Seat on the north side of St. Thomas, which on a clear day would extend to the British Virgin Islands. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Puerto Rico Researchers Working to Better Understand Health Effects of Sahara Dust

The largest African dust storm in 50 years – which occurred in June 2020 and coincided with the global spread of COVID-19 – has prompted new research and public health initiatives by scientists in Puerto Rico.

Government Agencies and UVI Discuss Waste and Where it Goes

On day one of a series of webinars that will be conducted in celebration of Earth Day 2021, UVI, Waste Management, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, and the EPA discussed waste and where it goes.

Hospital Board Gets Familiar with Facility Rebuilds

As the territory’s hospitals inch toward revival, Daryl Smalls, executive director of the Territorial Redevelopment Projects Task Force, is moving forward with meetings between architects and board members so they can become more familiar with the four projects.

Researchers and Volunteers Fight Lethal Coral Disease, Part I

This is the first of a two part series about the work of scientists and volunteers who are fighting a coral disease that is ravaging Virgin Islands reefs.

Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Man

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday night asked the community's help in locating 76-year-old Warren A. Thomas of St. Thomas.

“Assistance Not Approved:” Iowa Woman’s FEMA Ordeal Presages Turmoil Ahead as Climate Disasters Worsen

This syndicated article offers a wider view of challenges we have faced or are currently facing relative to the federal agency which the territory relies heavily upon for disaster relief.

Limetree Bay Refinery to Reinstate Air Monitoring Program

Limetree Bay Energy announced on Wednesday it has "voluntarily agreed to reinstate the facility’s [legacy] ambient air monitoring program." This comes days after the EPA issued a notice of violation to Limetree, warning of potential civil penalties.
The Frederiksted Pier, called by locals 'the longest recreational swim pier in the world.' (Don Buchanan photo)

Gov. Bryan: St. Croix ‘Probably Will Get Cruise Ship Passengers This Year’

St. Croix will "probably get cruise ship passengers this year,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. told the Public Finance Authority board of directors at the board's meeting on Wednesday.

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