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WILLEMSTAD — The government of Curacao said it has scrapped a preliminary agreement with Guangdong Zhenrong Energy to operate the island’s aging La Isla refinery, saying the Chinese firm misrepresented itself and was unable to take on such a large endeavor. The two sides signed a deal in 2016 to invest

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SAN JUAN — Sunny to partly cloudy skies and fair weather conditions are expected. Seas up to five feet and east to southeast winds up to 10 knots expected across the local waters. Moderate rip current risk is expected across the Atlantic coasts of the islands and a low risk

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ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU: This 1977 film starring Burt Lancaster, Barbara Carrera and Michael York was made at St. Croix’s Davis Bay and the movie was released as a major motion picture. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The USVI Film Office’s slogan is: “Imagine the unimaginable.” It seems like St. Thomas, St.

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COZUMEL ISLAND — Descending into the clear blue water of the Colombia Reef, off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, there are two ways to look at what you see. One is as a fantastic, calming world of peace and harmony, so different from our hectic lives on shore. The soft corals

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DAY OF THE IGUANA: An iguana in St. Croix takes in the view over a culvert near the Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School in Estate Peter. MIAMI — Growing up on Key Biscayne in the 1970s, Paul Zuccarini had no idea the commonplace green iguanas he loved to chase were

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NASSAU — From a lodge in the Bahamas by a white-sand beach to a chic mansion in Cuba, these are the best places to catch some rays in Winter: 1 Tiamo Resort, South Andros Island, Bahamas A National Geographic lodge, Tiamo Resort manages the fine balance between luxury and unsullied

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SAN JUAN — Lenders to Puerto Rican homeowners have kicked foreclosures into high gear in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, skirting local and federal borrower protections. According to attorneys and experts, lenders have ignored federal moratoria on foreclosures; placed notices of default in newspapers where they’re unlikely to be seen; sent

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BRIDGETOWN — The Caribbean race season’s opening regatta is now to be known as Barbados Sailing Week, which replaces its former title – the Mount Gay Round Barbados Series. Organized by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay, Barbados Sailing Week 2018, which runs

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise lines are recovering after hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed our region earlier this year, though cruise-goers describe “blackout” conditions on some islands, and mourn the loss of some of their favorite attractions. The storms hit from late summer into early fall, affecting Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Saint

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ST. GEORGE’S — Susan Adolphus James has one vivid memory of childhood Christmases on the island of Beaulieu, Grenada: black cake. “Christmas don’t feel like Christmas if you don’t have a piece of black cake,” says James, who moved to the U.S. mainland as a teen. The rich, molasses-spiced cake

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