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Considering the number of people who are constantly walking in airports and sharing seats on planes daily, it is obvious that there is an enormous amount of germs everywhere, which is why you should be a lot more cautious. However, most germs you encounter in the airports and flights are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands signed off on a reciprocal driver’s license agreement with Taiwan on Thursday, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. The agreement, signed in the presence of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Taiwan’s representative, allows licensed drivers from the Virgin Islands and Taiwan

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Do you have questions about types of emotional support animals? If you’ve got an emotional or mental health illness or condition that affects your life, you may be considering an ESA as part of your treatment plan. Which pets make the best ESAs comes down to the type of animal

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SANTA BARBARA — Fish farming—or aquaculture—in the Caribbean could produce more than 34 million metric tons of seafood per year—more than two orders of magnitude larger than the region’s current seafood production, a new study shows. There are only so many fish in the sea and our appetite for seafood

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a crew member who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas some 267 miles (429 kilometers) off Puerto Rico. A Coast Guard news release said they ended the search Thursday afternoon, two days

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CHRISTIANSTED — A major electrical service interruption is affecting the island of St. Croix, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said. All generation capacity at the Estate Richmond Power Plant was lost at approximately 8:14 a.m. during attempts to restore service to a feeder which tripped earlier in

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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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