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HAVANA — CARICOM said this weekend that it wants slave reparations from the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. Cuba pledged its support Friday to the Caribbean Community’s quest to receive an apology and compensation from European powers for the transatlantic slave trade. The Caribbean Community or CARICOM, which has

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GEORGETOWN — Following the conclusion of the opening round in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup Qualifiers, Guyana has officially been paired in Group 3 with Curacao and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Guyana topped Group 5 after wins over Anguilla by a 7-0 margin on local soil and

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CHRISTIANSTED – Tired of watching Anthony Bourdain jet off to exotic locations around the globe and eating food from places you’re not sure you can afford to visit? Don’t have the $1,500 it costs to fly from the 10,185 miles from St. Croix to Vietnam? Well, Bourdain’s current favorite destination

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the upcoming airing of two half-hour episodes of the popular ABC Station’s program on everything related to America’s national parks, that will feature St. Croix and St. John. Episodes of “Rock the Park,”  filmed on St. Croix and

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HAVANA — Royal Caribbean will be home-porting the refurbished Empress of the Seas in Havana, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Effective August 14, the Empress of the Seas, originally named the Nordic Empress, will be sailing 7 day cruises from Havana to Nassau Bahamas, Labadee Haiti, Falmouth Jamaica

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Police in the British Virgin Islands have not found anything suspicious, so far, as they investigate the death of a 38-year-old Jamaican. According to BVI News Online, the deceased — Tracy Forbes — who had been living in the British Virgin Islands for about 10 years,

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FREDERIKSTED — Virgin Islanders have much work to do as we begin our 99th year as a United States territory, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday. “Contemplating our history is important, however this must serve as a time to shape our future relationship with the Federal Government and to determine how

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hundreds of stakeholders across the United States Virgin Islands participated in customer service training sessions held by the Department of Tourism earlier this month. Sandra Husbands, CEO of Caribbean company Business Development Services, and Lisa Wynne Magnuson, Founder and President of The Virgin Islands Etiquette & Leadership Institute,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 33-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested Wednesday night on domestic violence-related charges, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Ricardo Rhymer, 33 of Agnes Fancy, was arrested about 8 p.m. on Wednesday and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence, the VIPD said. Rhymer was arrested after

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is investigating whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public or shareholders about the effects of climate change, joining similar inquiries into the oil giant launched by Massachusetts, New York and California. The investigation, announced this week, came as nearly two dozen state attorneys

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