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BRIDGETOWN — China is behind Barbados’ snap decision to remove the British Queen as its head of state. That’s the shocking claim of a conservative member of the UK Parliament who said that a Chinese investment of $490 million in Bridgetown’s tourism infrastructure forced the Barbadian leader’s hand in the

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Cruise ships are an integral cog in the tourism industry of the Virgin Islands. Water Island does not allow cruise ships to dock, since it is a relatively small island found in the Charlotte Amalie harbor with only a handful of residents on the island. This fabulous destination is easily

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WASHINGTON —The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday launched a groundbreaking Caribbean initiative focused on accelerating the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States. This new body of work will bring increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Relatives and friends, it is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Evan Valdemar Hill of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He passed away August 15, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Valdemar A. Hill Sr., and Florence Hill. He was survived

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) repatriated 36 of 38 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Thursday in Mona Passage waters south of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Two women in the migrant group who required medical attention ashore, were medevaced

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DENVER — The United States asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to examine American Samoa’s political relationship with the United States and overturn a lower court’s ruling that determined those born in the Pacific Islands are in fact American citizens. American Samoa has been a U.S. territory since

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department put out a wanted posted on a St. Thomas man on Wednesday night. Jahkeel Clarke, 28, is wanted for questioning in connection to an assault on Kronprindsens Gade Wednesday, the VIPD said on Twitter. “The above subject is wanted in connection with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Kronprindsens Gade downtown after a report of shots fired with a possible gunshot victim came in about 3:56 p.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. When officers arrived on the scene, police discovered “an adult female with a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) in partnership with V.I. Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it has worked “diligently” to create a sustainable renewable energy industry within the territory. The closing of the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — When trying to pass another vehicle in southeast St. Thomas, a driver lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole on Tuesday morning, authorities said. The driver sustained only minor injuries. Officers of the Traffic Investigation Bureau responded to an auto collision on Bolongo

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