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ATLANTA — The Cable News Network (CNN) published an article today saying that the Caribbean is the fastest growing tourism market in the world. CNN accounted for the increase by reporting that airlines have increased routes to the region and hotels have upgraded their properties here with deluxe accommodations. “The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The shooting of a 21-year-old Atlanta man came to the attention of police after he sought treatment for his gunshot wounds at the St. Thomas hospital late Monday night. Police were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center about 11 p.m. on Monday after the 911 Emergency

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say they are investigating the stabbing of a 56-year-old Guadeloupe native that happened on Black Point Hill on St. Thomas on Monday afternoon. Police were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center and Hospital about 4:33 p.m. on Monday after the911 Emergency Call Center reported the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Rules governing the convention being convened to select GOP nominees for Congress and territorial offices as well as the party’s offices—chairman, national committeewoman, national committeeman and Territorial Committee members — were unanimously approved during a special meeting of the Republican Territorial Committee, according to state GOP chairman John Canegata. The special meeting,

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SAN JUAN — Dust from the Saharan desert is bringing needed iron and other nutrients to underwater plants in the Caribbean, but bacteria may be the first thing to prosper from that dust. The dust is causing the bacteria to bloom and also become more toxic to humans and marine

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the recent approval to appropriate $8.1 million to pay down the amount owed to the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) by the Juan F. Luis Hospital and the Schneider Regional Medical Center, Commissioner of the Department of Finance, Valdamier Collens, said that the department

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KINGSTOWN — A native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who is facing kidnapping and murder charges in his Caribbean homeland, has been fingered as a key suspect in one of New York city’s most infamous cold cases involving a Brooklyn high-school honors student, the Virgin Islands Free Press has

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CHRISTIANSTED — Republican party nominees for federal and territorial offices will be selected at a territorial convention on June 11, according to state GOP chairman John Canegata. The decision to opt-out of the taxpayer-funded primary election was made during a special meeting of the Republican Territorial Committee on Friday after

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CHRISTIANSTED – Five beaches in the territory have failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday that the Buccaneer beach, Grapetree Bay and the Frederiksted public beach on St. Croix

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SAN JUAN — About 100 scouts and executives descended upon Puerto Rico this week to watch high school shortstop Delvin Perez, a possible top-five pick in the June draft. One of the officials texted a picture of bug spray with 30 percent DEET, accompanied by a two-word caption: “I’m prepared.”

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