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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT CARAMBOLA BEACH RESORT ON ST. CROIX FREDERIKSTED — Police said that an attempted robbery at the Renaissance Carambola St. Croix Beach Resort was foiled Thursday when a male employee confronted the masked, possibly armed attacker. The incident occurred about 11:41 a.m. when police were sent to the

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ALLURE OF THE SEAS: Photos from inside the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) ship. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean International has adjusted several of Allure of the Seas’ Caribbean  itineraries because of a propulsion issue that’s forced the massive vessel to slow down. Given its reduced speed, the ship, which sails from Port Everglades, Florida

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SAN JUAN — An extra tropical system not associated with Invest 91L was causing flash flood warnings to be issued for Puerto Rico on Thursday morning. But the area of organized showers located 500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles called Invest 91L has a 90 percent chance of tropical

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has unveiled its new advertising campaign, called “Real Nice.” In partnership with its advertising agency of record, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta (JWT), which is responsible for creative design, and local Virgin Islands company FilmVI, the popular “Virgin Islands Nice” campaign was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory?

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GUARANTEED! NO MAINSTREAM NATIONAL “ORGANIC MEDIA” ATTENTION FROM BJ CONVENTION: By devoting precious tourism dollars to such a small scale, segmented, fringe audience, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is virtually guaranteeing that the U.S. Virgin Islands beautiful product will not come before the largest audience possible — which translates to a

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BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME? The ultimate white elephant, Denver’s International Airport in Colorado, is being studied exhaustively by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, who believes that bigger is better, where airports are concerned. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Is this for the birds? Or not? Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that he wants

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CRUZ BAY — The TripAdvisor travel review site has listed the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands as one of the “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the United States.” The 15 destinations were chosen by an algorithm that analyzed all of the property reviews on TripAdvisor Rentals

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — As July winds down, families across the country are making summer vacation plans and many will go on a cruise hoping for the trip of a lifetime. But for a few, it will be a trip they wish they had never taken. Anne Smith was one of

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Some of the children who were contracted to be “sold” for the evening. PORT-AU-PRINCE — On a luxury yacht in the region, a group of men are waiting for their party guests to arrive – dozens of girls, some as young as 10 years old, who have

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