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State of Emergency Declared in Puerto Rico as Drought Worsens

Staff Consortium | July 01, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic. Starting July 2, nearly 140,000 clients, including some in the capital of San Juan, will be without water for 24 hours every other day as part of strict rationing measures. Puerto Rico’s utilities company urged people to not excessively stockpile water because it would worsen the situation, and officials asked that everyone use masks and maintain social distancing if they seek water from one of 23 water trucks set up across the island. “We’re asking people to please use moderation,” said Doriel Pagán, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Water and Sewer Authority, adding that she could not say how long the rationing measures will last. Fernanda Ramos, a meteorologist…

Aquaponics Center on St. Croix Hopes to Revitalize…

Kia Griffith | June 27, 2020

ST. CROIX — At a ground-breaking ceremony late Friday morning in the historic Estate Bethlehem adjacent…

UVI Board Approves Creation of School of Agriculture

Staff Consortium | June 22, 2020

In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on June 20, via teleconference, the University of the…

Lieutenant Governor Roach Encouraging Farmers and…

Staff Consortium | May 28, 2020

Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach is encouraging the territory’s farmers and fishermen to apply to…

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