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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake was recorded about 16 miles southeast of the British Virgin Islands on Friday morning, authorities said. The quake, registering 3.4 on the Richter Scale, occurred about 10:21 a.m. on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS said it was 33

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Passenger ratings for St. Thomas, Sint Maarten and San Juan are consistently higher now than before the hurricanes, a senior Carnival Cruise Line executive said Thursday. “There’s a hangover on the eastern Caribbean.” [Some consumers still have the view that] “It’s devastated. Why would I want to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands made USA Today’s list of the “Best Beaches in the Caribbean, 2018 Edition.” The article in their Travel Section features St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. It also highlights Puerto Rico, Anguilla and Sint Maarten. “After months of post-hurricane cleanup, most of the

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PHILIPSBURG — A British man was airlifted to the Cayman Islands after he fell from a  three-story balcony on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten on December 27. Reports are that 32-year Kurt Russell had been helping a friend to move when the incident occurred. Initially, Russell received medical treatment

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SAN JUAN — For the first six months of 2017, data compiled shows that the region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists or 800,000 more than 2016. The Caribbean welcomed nearly a million more tourists than the same period last year for the first half of 2017, according to a regional tourism

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WASHINGTON — Maybe we’ll have the change the name of the territory to “East Samoa.” That’s because Virgin Islands has more of the fattest people in the Caribbean per capita than any other country or territory in the region. Whether you look to our chief executive Gov. Kenneth Mapp —

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WILLEMSTAD SKYLINE: Beautiful Curacao part of the Netherlands Antilles is virtually immune to hurricanes. WILLEMSTAD — Hurricanes Irma and Maria have seen the Caribbean revise its projected tourism growth down to just one to two percent for 2017. The Caribbean Tourism Organization revealed latest figures at the World Tourism Market

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SANTA CRUZ — The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study by scientists at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Cantabria, Spain, identifies hotspots of coastal risks throughout the Caribbean

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MÉRIDA, Mexico — The nearly 1,000 attendees and 100 cruise executives gathering at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise tourism conference and trade show, have a clear message—the Caribbean is open! With many of the attendees hailing from the over one million square miles throughout the Caribbean, they seek to remind

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise giant Carnival is taking it slow when it comes to returning to hurricane-ravaged St. Thomas and St. Maarten. While Royal Caribbean is resuming stops at the still-recovering destinations next month, Carnival president Christine Duffy said on Friday that the line would wait until early 2018 to restart

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