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MIAMI — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will lead the territory’s delegation at the annual Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Florida this week. Governor Bryan will hold high-level discussions with leaders from the travel and tourism sector and the international investment community at the Miami summit from today to Thursday.

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MAYAGÜEZ — Orlando Bravo, managing partner of private equity firm Thoma Bravo and founder of the Bravo Family Foundation, today announced he will personally contribute $100 million to his foundation to promote entrepreneurship and economic development in Puerto Rico, where Bravo was raised, and his family still lives. Bravo will leverage his financial resources and

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MACHURUCUTO, Venezuela – For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela — or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach. Fifty-two years ago this month an expeditionary force

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ATLANTA — Nigel Walwyn was visiting his father on St. Croix when he went to the backyard to pick some passion fruit to make a drink, just like he had all through his childhood. But this time, he decided on a little twist, making an adult beverage instead. A little

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Government and other local entities are monitoring a developing public health issue in St. Lucia, where a cruise liner has been quarantined due to a reported measles infection on board. The vessel, named “Freewinds,” is still moored there, and no one has been allowed to

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In 2017, the Caribbean had a record number of 30.1 million tourists reports Travel Weekly, and these numbers only continue to grow. Despite a number of natural disasters hitting area in recent years, the attraction to tourists is still booming. Although many digital-age loving businesses preach that print marketing is “dead”, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Rotary came to the Virgin lslands with the chartering of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas in 1957. At that time St. Thomas and other clubs in the Caribbean were un-districted. Because of the close proximity to Puerto Rico, the St. Thomas and St. Croix clubs were

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HAVANA —The Cuban government has ordered its state-run power system to further reduce electricity generation in the latest sign that a cash crunch exacerbated by new U.S. sanctions is taking an economic and human toll, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Ciego de Avila’s provincial Communist Party newspaper, Invasor, reported that

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KINGSTON — Ras Iyah V. describes himself as confrontational, especially with the police. Well known in Jamaica for his outspoken support of the marijuana industry, the Rastafarian – who sports a long, white beard and dreadlocks – has had various run-ins with the law over the years. Authorities have long

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SANTO DOMINGO — Industry leaders at the 2019 Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) conference shared strong tourism numbers indicating the country continues to be the premier Caribbean travel destination. Paola Rainieri de Díaz, President of the Dominican Republic Association for Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES), shared announcements promoting the country’s robust and

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