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SANTA CRUZ — The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study by scientists at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Cantabria, Spain, identifies hotspots of coastal risks throughout the Caribbean

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CRUZ BAY — Friends and family of longtime St. John charter captain Richard Benson are mourning his death after his body was found in the British Virgin Islands. Linda Worthington, Benson’s ex-wife, said in an email from her home in Belize that “there has been an outpouring of compassion and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE  — A St. Thomas man has pleaded guilty to smuggling illegal aliens into the territory for profit, according to federal authorities. Steven Lewis, 57, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to one count of aiding and abetting the harboring of illegal aliens, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — STAT, a national publication focused on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine, and scientific discovery, has named Virgin Islands native and research scientist Elenoe “Crew” Smith as one of its “2017 STAT Wunderkinds.” “The Landers, Doudnas, and Bradners of the world grab plenty of headlines.

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A plan by British billionaire Richard Branson to lead a post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean, with a focus on clean energy projects, may include debt relief negotiations mediated by the International Monetary Fund. Branson is spearheading a plan to help nations in the region

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MÉRIDA, Mexico — The nearly 1,000 attendees and 100 cruise executives gathering at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise tourism conference and trade show, have a clear message—the Caribbean is open! With many of the attendees hailing from the over one million square miles throughout the Caribbean, they seek to remind

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MIAMI — A weather disturbance in the western Caribbean that has the potential to develop is another sign that hurricane season has not yet ended. The disturbance is expected to become a broad area of low pressure that may develop into a tropical cyclone during the next five days, the National

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HOME AT LAST: John McInnis and Kenny Chesney’s boat captain, Ben, head to Jost Van Dyke, an island in the British Virgin Islands. McInnis is president of the Kenny Chesney Love for Love City Foundation, an organization set up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma to help get aid here.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane watch was issued for the territory on Sunday as Maria left residents of Irma-battered St. Thomas and St. John racing to prepare for yet another potentially powerful storm — but people in St. Croix know that THIS storm — is headed here. Maria was about 100 miles

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma at Bitter End in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands September 8, 2017, is seen in this still image taken from social media video. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The U.S. government is turning away people trying to flee the hurricane-devastated British

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