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TORONTO — Bank of Nova Scotia’s plan to sell some of its Caribbean assets is facing scrutiny from a regional watchdog that has flagged what it says are the deal’s “anti-competitive effects.” Scotiabank announced late last November that it had struck a deal to sell banking operations in nine “non-core”

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AGUADA, PUERTO RICO — In the mountains of the Naranjo neighborhood, a well-known song of Puerto Rican rapper Calle 13 rang from some loudspeaker: “Si quieres cambio verdadero, pues, camina distinto (If you want real change, then, walk differently)” – it was heard. The words echoed through the leafy trees, mingled

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MIAMI – Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today that given the catastrophic hurricanes of 2017 and the rapid changes occurring within the cruise industry that it was critical for Virgin Islands officials to continue to work closely with cruise lines, travel agents, vendors and other tourism partners. Senator Gittens, who

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SANTO DOMINGO — As sunseekers flock to Dominican Republic to defrost from the winter freeze, an increased number of visitors are looking to add a little action into their vacation with fitness and sports being a primary driver for travel. According to a recent study by HostelWorld, three-quarters (74 percent) of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic native visited his female acquaintance twice in one morning on St. Thomas and broke a rum bottle to cut her when she didn’t agree to his demands, authorities said. Eliandro Tolentino Martinez, 20, of Santo Domingo was arrested about 1 p.m. Sunday and charged

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By CSU Tropical Meteorology Project Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2019, citing the relatively high likelihood of a weak El Niño as a primary factor. Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are currently slightly below their long-term average values and are consequently considered an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas is showing why it continues to be the premier cruise ship destination in the world with fully five ships in its harbor today! The Norwegian Gem with about 2,394 cruise ship passengers was scheduled to be at Havensight from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

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SANTO DOMINGO — The U.S. Coast Guard says it seized nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of at least $3.5 million, during an exercise near the Dominican Republic. It said six smugglers had been detained in Puerto Rico pending further court action. “I couldn’t be more proud

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MIAMI —  Two shipping vessels have been reported “abandoned” and “adrift” in the Caribbean today. One was described by the Maritime Bulletin as being a coastal shipping vessel and the other is a “cargo ship” that was reported abandoned and adrift in “Caribbean waters” on March 29. In other maritime

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LONDON — Blending 80’s / 90’s dancehall style with coolly authentic reggae – Mr Williamz‘ passionate dedication to music and his experience within the genre sound through on his latest single: ‘Your Style’ – featuring the melodic tones of the internationally acclaimed reggae artist Pressure Busspipe.Known by reggae fans world wide as an original

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