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SUPERIOR TALENT: Jamaican crews have been putting their noses to the grindstone to ensure that citizens of the British Virgin Islands do not spend Christmas in the dark. In the USVI, there was a rumor today that WAPA has fired CEO Julio Rhymer because of his performance after the storms.

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The Dominican murder suspect who was shot while resisting arrest on Wednesday has died from his injuries, authorities here said. Santo Yamarco Hernandez, 38, died at Peebles Hospital in Tortola on Wednesday, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said in a statement. BVI police said

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SANTO FUGITIVE CAUGHT: Santo Yamarco Hernandez of Spring Ghut, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The Royal Virgin Islands Police force is doing a terrific job in Road Town, but what are the USVI police doing and where are they? ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A Dominican Republic native who had been

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with housing about 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later. The Department of Disaster Management

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SAN JUAN — For the first six months of 2017, data compiled shows that the region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists or 800,000 more than 2016. The Caribbean welcomed nearly a million more tourists than the same period last year for the first half of 2017, according to a regional tourism

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) said that it continues to support for the recovery of the health sector in the British Virgin Islands following the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. PAHO’s Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief this week donated two

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WASHINGTON — Maybe we’ll have the change the name of the territory to “East Samoa.” That’s because Virgin Islands the fattest people in the Caribbean per capita than any other country or territory in the region. Whether you look to our chief executive Gov. Kenneth Mapp — or his hand-picked

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NOVEMBER RAIN: Although it is the rainy season in the Virgin Islands, the territory seems to have had more rain than normal after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. SAN JUAN — A large area of downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms will continue to affect our part of the region, including the

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HAPPY STUDENTS! The British Virgin Islands shows its public-private partnership resourcefulness by getting a private donor to give Virgin Gorda it’s own temporary school building. Two months after Hurricane Irma, its U.S. Virgin Islands counterpart is sending storm-traumatized students to damaged, decrepit and moldy buildings for classes. Gov. Kenneth Mapp

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WILLEMSTAD SKYLINE: Beautiful Curacao part of the Netherlands Antilles is virtually immune to hurricanes. WILLEMSTAD — Hurricanes Irma and Maria have seen the Caribbean revise its projected tourism growth down to just one to two percent for 2017. The Caribbean Tourism Organization revealed latest figures at the World Tourism Market

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