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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A plan by British billionaire Richard Branson to lead a post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean, with a focus on clean energy projects, may include debt relief negotiations mediated by the International Monetary Fund. Branson is spearheading a plan to help nations in the region

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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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MIAMI — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season might not be over yet. An area of showers and thunderstorms now spinning in the western Caribbean has a 50 percent chance of developing into Tropical Storm Philippe by the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. The disturbance is likely to drift across the northwestern

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has set a date to return to St. Thomas following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The RCCL ship Adventure of the Seas will make its way to St. Thomas on November 10, for the first time since early September. Royal Caribbean

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(This article was provided by a Russian dating site ) It is rightly noted that travel is the ultimate test of relationship. This is a test of finances, stress, difficult situations and time. When you start dating a woman, you may never know her some negative aspects until you go

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricanes Irma and Maria busted out the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but that doesn’t mean your cruise will get blown away, too. “Royal Caribbean leadership just returned from assessment visits to San Juan and St. Thomas, and have a visit scheduled for St. Maarten on Monday,”

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CHRISTIANSTED — Lesson learned from Hurricane Irma. If the government waits until after the storm to evacuate tourists it could take days … even a week before visitors can leave. This time, with a Category 4 storm in the name of Hurricane Maria facing St. Croix, the Virgin Islands government

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VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR America’s Caribbean. That is what it says on the license plates down there: U.S. Virgin Islands — America’s Caribbean. I should know. I lived there for three years in the early 2000s and still own a condo there today. Actually — “owned”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St.Thomas resident Mike Laplac said on Monday that looters were robbing residents using machetes and guns after Hurricane Irma raked the capital island last Wednesday. “I actually know of eight people that were robbed in broad daylight with machetes for everything they had in their vehicles, including

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