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HAVANA  — Raul Castro has stepped down as president and his brother Fidel is dead but U.S. relations with Cuba are frostier than in years, with their reopened embassies nearly empty and President Donald Trump hinting at measures that could further lower the temperature. A new Cuban president, 58-year-old Miguel

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SAN JUAN — One person has been killed and 10 others injured in a shoot-out in Puerto Rico. Police said a 17-year-old boy died early Friday after someone started shooting in front of a business where several people were gathered in the western coastal town of Mayaguez. No one has

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in St. Thomas failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Coki Point and Bluebeards beaches should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter are encouraging residents and visitors to take part in the upcoming Virgin Islands Carnival celebrations and to enjoy the festivities responsibly. Governor Mapp, by proclamation, has granted administrative leave for government employees. The public is reminded that most government offices will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two modular units have arrived on St. Thomas and two units will soon arrive on St. Croix as temporary office space for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Offices in each district were significantly damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On St. Thomas, one of the modular units

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MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said that effective at 7:00 p.m., Thursday April 19, 2018 the Ann Schrader Command (Zone A) at Estate La Reine, Kingshill will close to complete repairs to the building. “The  building is experiencing a major sewage and plumbing problem which

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FREDERIKSTED — People are boiling hot about the high price of eggs on St. Croix, according to social media. Some people said businesses were “price gouging” while others speculated that the eggs were made of gold! A person in the Facebook group “What’s Happening St. Croix” took a before-and-after picture of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 2018 gubernatorial candidate is calling for “justice” in connection with the Virgin Islands government taking money out of payroll checks for the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) but committing it to “other purposes.” In one of a series of eight radio ads that began in January, hedge

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PHILIPSBURG — Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance which promises to make it easier and cheaper for travelers to move between 32 countries. Antigua-based LIAT, Air Antilles of Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten’s Winair have joined forces under the CaribSKY project which is co-funded by the European Union’s INTERREG Caribbean

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that “a wide variety of new career opportunities within the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands are now available to the public.” Job openings include positions in accounting, education, law enforcement and engineering. “Through the tireless and strategic efforts of Governor Kenneth Mapp and the assistance of our federal partners, we

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