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HAVANA — After suffering from weather damage last year and into 2018, Cuban sugar production is expected to increase significantly in the current season now getting underway, a government minister said, but will still fall short of production and export totals from two years ago. Cuba plans to produce 1.5

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that it has moved to a temporary office in Gallows Bay (in the old Patalidis building). The office houses VIWMA’s Compliance Management and Environmental Enforcement, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology and Payroll divisions. Office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00

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TORONTO — Bank of Nova Scotia said today that it has struck a deal to sell banking businesses in nine of the smaller countries in the Caribbean as the lender continues to narrow down the number of international markets in which it operates. Affected countries are: Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Janette Millin Young said that she was an eyewitness and “willing listener” to the “strong protests” that WAPA employees voiced at the Earle B. Ottley Complex on Wednesday. The most important issue before the employees was a proposed bargaining agreement that WAPA employees said “did not

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CANE BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department is warning residents to check the identification of utility employees after a brazen armed home invasion on St. Croix. Three gunmen gained access to an Estate La Vallee home after one of the men knocked on the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] DEERFIELD, Ill. — A wide variety of Ritz Bits and Ritz cracker sandwich products got recalled Saturday across the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due

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CONTAINER PORT IN ST. CROIX [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In an effort to cut down on “congestion” at seaports in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) will begin charging a “demurrage” fee on cargo left for more than a

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] HAVANA — Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral on Sunday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba’s worst plane crash since

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED ― Governor Kenneth Mapp offered his congratulations Wednesday to the physicians behind Liberty Medical Development, which recently announced that it has successfully secured financing for a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center at Estate Diamond on St. Croix. The surgical center will offer operating and surgical procedure rooms with clinic

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Florida-based Silver Airways has bought the Caribbean’s largest regional airline — Seaborne. Officials say Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge next year. It will continue to serve 12 airports, including those in Puerto

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