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MIRAMAR — Spirit Airlines is bringing more flights to the territory even as the region as a whole recovers from the destructive 2017 hurricane season. The Florida-based airline today announced that it will launch nonstop service between Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) in St. Croix and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

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KINGSTON — The Caribbean island nation that has given the world reggae music, jerk cuisine and Usain Bolt and is heavily dependent on tourism, has recorded a reported one hundred and fifty-eight murders so far this year. Jamaica reached the shocking numbers in less than 50 days of 2018. The latest

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  ST. JOHN’S — A Japanese woman who kicked a police officer in the groin and refused to be searched on arrival at the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua recently was jailed for 14 days on a charge of assault and disorderly conduct. It is alleged that Masayo Goto, 57,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that all of beaches that are considered unsafe to swim or fish in are in St.

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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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SAN JUAN — A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year despite two devastating hurricanes that hit the region. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said today that visitors spent a record total of $37 billion, up nearly three percent from the previous year, though hotel occupancy fell by

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Although musician Jimmy Buffett’s wealth is nowhere near the roughly $83 billion held by legendary investor Warren Buffett, the two Buffetts share both a family name and an ability to succeed. Is it possible they’re related? After all, Margaritaville is no longer a fictional place for those who’ve had one too

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PORT OF SPAIN — The U.S. Southern Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in the Caribbean, aided and advised state security forces in Trinidad on Thursday to apprehend four extremists who sought to carry out an imminent terrorist attack during Carnival. The rumored attack represented a broadening of the threat from the Islamic State

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PORT OF SPAIN — Days ahead of the annual Carnival celebrations on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the Foreign Office has warned a terrorist attack on the Caribbean nation is “very likely.” In an unusual late-night announcement, the FCO said: “The Trinidad and Tobago authorities have arrested some individuals who

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