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HOUSTON — On the heels of solid starts from rotation mates Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman, Oakland right-hander Jharel Cotton did something Sunday that not only maintained the momentum but served him well as he seeks consistency. The St. Thomas native Cotton snapped a five-start winless streak by pitching effectively

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MOST-WATCHED VIDEO ON YOUTUBE EVER: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Despacito means “slowly” in Spanish. “Despacito” is the first top 20 hit song in Spanish in America in 20 years. SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has announced that Latin Pop-Star, Luis

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BALTER HEAD CHEF BOLTS ST. CROIX: Digby Stridiron is off for the greener pastures of South Carolina where he will be the executive chef of Parcel 32 Restaurant in historic Charleston. CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix native Digby Stridiron is calling it quits from Balter Restaurant on Company Street in Christiansted

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CHRISTIANSTED — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy it put in place six years ago to allow national parks like the Buck Island National Monument on St. Croix to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Parks Service said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory?

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DEAD AT 92: Hank Wright NEWARK — Long-time St. Croix resident Robert F. “Hank” Wright died on Monday in Holmdel, New Jersey. He was 92. Wright was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Amerada-Hess Corp, from 1986 to 1995. He joined Hess Oil Corp. in 1963 when Hess acquired the

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 $50 MILLON MAN LINVAL JOSEPH OF ST. CROIX (Photo courtesy: John Autey) MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have locked up another core piece of their defense, signing Linval Joseph to a four-year contract extension that puts him under team control through the 2022 season. Joseph’s agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced

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CRUZ BAY — The TripAdvisor travel review site has listed the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands as one of the “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the United States.” The 15 destinations were chosen by an algorithm that analyzed all of the property reviews on TripAdvisor Rentals

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula made available $103,000 for natural and cultural resource protection in the territory. “We are pleased to support Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his administration in their efforts to protect the coral reef and viability of seafood resources in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Marina at Yacht Haven Grande said today that it will serve as the official venue for the 2017 U.S.V.I. Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas. Hosted by the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) from November 11 – 14, the show will feature at least 50 yachts available for charter

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