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Grapetree, Princess beaches fail water quality test

Grapetree Bay and Princess (Condo Row) beaches on St. Croix are unsafe for swimming and fishing, the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources said in a statement issued Friday.

The department releases weekly reports on 43 of the territory's most popular beaches through its Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program. All other beaches on the DPNR list tested safe for swimming and fishing, according to the statement.

For more information, call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082.

Festival vendor permits available starting Monday

The V.I. Police Department on St. Croix will have vendor's placement permits available for the Crucian Christmas Festival from Monday through Dec. 28.

Anyone who needs a vendor's permit must present their vendor's license and health card when they apply for the permit.

To obtain a permit, contact Sgt. Cecil Gumbs at the Frederiksted Bike Unit in Frederiksted town between noon and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call the Bike Unit at 719-5410.

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