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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Jews from Denmark first arrived on the white beaches of what is now St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands — a tiny speck off the coast of Puerto Rico — in the mid-17th century. These were descendants of a Jewish population that had fled Spain for other parts

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Norwegian Cruise Line announced this week that it will base its largest ship, the Norwegian Epic, at Port Canaveral, starting in November 2016. The Norwegian Epic is about twice the size of and 12 years newer than the Norwegian Spirit, which was originally scheduled to be based

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Buccaneer Hotel in St. Croix and the website POPSUGAR are teaming up to give some lucky person the chance to getaway to the Caribbean for free. POPSUGAR is based in San Francisco, California and The Buccaneer is in Estate Shoys. Here’s what it says at the website POPSUGAR:

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The first ever same-sex couple has tied the knot in the Virgin Islands after spending over four decades together. Rick Weinstein, 68, and Tom Eggleston, 73, decided that they could not wait any longer to finally get married following the landmark Supreme Court ruling earlier this month.

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             Beverly Nicholson-Doty CRUZ BAY – The nearly one million readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have ranked St. John as one of the world’s best islands. St. John came in fourth with a rating of 83.37 in the category “Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas Islands” in the magazine’s World’s Best

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  A hammerhead shark took a GoPro on an adventure on the ocean floor earlier in July, offering unusual views of the sea. The results were beautiful, but getting the camera onto the shark was no easy task. Andy Casagrande, a shark enthusiast cinematographer who specializes in wildlife documentaries, put

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CHRISTIANSTED – The 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference will be hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix next month. Representatives from Caribbean agricultural institutions, agricultural economists, and agriculture policymakers will meet from Sunday, August 9 to Friday, August 14, 2015 at a hotel in Estate

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HONOLULU, Hawaii – Maui beat out historic national parks and the city-by-the-bay to be named the best vacation destination in the United States in a new analysis. In addition to the U.S. locales, London is the world’s top destination, and St. Lucia is the best place to visit in the

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NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands — Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island, may be his home and favourite hideaway, but he doesn’t mind sharing. With individual rooms now available for some last minute sunshine… what better way to see out the summer? From tennis lessons

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  travel writer Jim Byers KEY WEST — The let-it-all-hang out capital of North America, mostly because the weather’s better than San Francisco. There are fabulous resorts, including the Casa Marina, a Waldorf-Astoria property. Budget-minded folks should try some of the historic inns, including the casual, but well-tended Key Lime Inn. Food

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