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HAVANA — Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the administration of President Donald Trump thwart development. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said upon closing the meeting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — To promote hotel and resort development, the Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) has launched an online database with at least 50 government and privately-owned USVI properties. Developers and investors can learn about these properties at www.investusvirginislands.com  “Hotel and resort developers need readily-accessible resources that can assist them in locating properties that

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked third in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released list of Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean. The British Virgin Islands was ranked No. 1 in the Caribbean category of the publication’s annual Best Vacation Destinations list, according to a news

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has launched a vigorous summer campaign to market the islands’ unique carnival and festivals. Following the passage of Legislative Act 8153, Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte now has the department actively promoting and managing festival tourism with a busy summer schedule in place

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The two airports in the territory have passed FAA inspections, the Virgin Islands Port Authority reports. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed its annual inspections of the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix on Friday. Each airport was

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Despite being the butt of many lawyer-themed jokes, maritime law is a real thing and it is a lot more convoluted than one would think. Most people think they’ll never have to worry about maritime law, it isn’t like the average person spends an extended period of time on a

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ST. JOHN’S — A Caribbean airline that helps tie together the region’s many island nations has been saved from going under — at least for now — by a rescue plan led by the government of Antigua and Barbuda. The 45-year-old LIAT, owned by a handful of regional governments, provides

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SANTO DOMINGO — Six men have been arrested in the brazen ambush shooting of Boston Red Sox icon David “Big Papi” Ortiz that occurred at a crowded nightclub in the Dominican Republic. Prosecutors and police said Wednesday that the suspects set out to kill the retired baseball player to collect an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government says it is working closely with the cruise lines to help them as they rework their itineraries following the U.S. government’s renewed restrictions on travel to Cuba. The State Department said the United States will discontinue allowing visits to Cuba via passenger and recreational vessels, including

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Elite runners from 11 countries are returning to St. Thomas today to compete for top honors in the third cruise marathon challenge as they island hop via the Carnival Fascination ship. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, in collaboration with St. Thomas Road Runners, will once again

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