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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making it official that he is the unofficial gun violence problem czar of the territory, the No. 2 man at Government House went to the national media on Tuesday and announced that the Virgin Islands is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence. Citing police statistics, acting

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MURDERED: Wendy Montulet of Belgium MARIGOT — A 21-year-old Belgian tourist was found murdered on a deserted beach in St. Martin on Sunday. Her family says Wendy Montulet was found naked on the beach at Nettle Bay and that it was a sex crime. Montulet’s family sounded the alarm when she did not return

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SAN JUAN — A 10-year-old boy died after being shot in the head near the pool of a popular Condado-area hotel has caused an uproar about the rise in killings in the commonwealth 120 miles to the north of the Virgin Islands. The shootout late Monday at the Hotel Caribe Hilton scattered

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SAN JUAN — A 10-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head while at the pool of the best-known hotels in Puerto Rico. Police said today that the boy was killed following an argument between several men that ended in a shootout at the Hotel Caribe Hilton in San Juan. Police said

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HAVANA – Cuba will sign a contract for the creation of a joint venture this year directed at the development of a golf complex in the province of Pinar del Rio that will be upon completion one of the largest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yuslenia Saumell, business specialist

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Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fears of the Zika virus have a double impact in the Caribbean, where vulnerability to the mosquito-borne disease, linked to microcephaly and other fetal brain damage, challenges an economy dependent largely on tourism. Since January, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Martinique was perceived as the safest island. NEW YORK – Martinique has been cited once again as the “Safest Destination in the Caribbean,” according to the designation published in the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Quality Index. Meanwhile, in the same survey, the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked next-to-last in perceptions of safety. The

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  Kimberly McCollum (left) and Shane Gaspard CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp dubbed his trip to China a success as he briefed those assembled at Government House in St. Thomas on Tuesday. Mapp said that the trade mission to China was part of his multi-faceted approach to economic development. The governor also noted that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism will produce a Customer Service Morale Booster and Professionals Panel on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27, featuring leading Virgin Islands professionals from the territory and the U.S. mainland. To be held at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star

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FREDERIKSTED –The Department of Tourism will host the Frederiksted Food Truck Festival tonight featuring sumptuous culinary delights from more than 10 food operators as well as a performance from the acclaimed Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights. The festival, which had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather earlier this

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