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SAN JUAN – Fearing her husband would die waiting for a heart transplant in Miami, Carmen Concepcion started looking for a faster way to save his life, and found the answer in her native Puerto Rico. Pablo, 59, could barely walk from the family room to the bathroom without growing

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SAN JUAN – A 56-year-old cruise ship passenger from New Mexico has died after falling from a zip line in Puerto Rico, police said Tuesday, prompting calls for greater oversight of adventure tours in the U.S. commonwealth. Police said Marsha Boekeloo fell 20 feet from the line at the Hacienda

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CHRISTIANSTED – “Restaurant Week” kicks off two weeks from today on the big island of St. Croix. The event, sponsored by the Virgin Islands Tourism Department, begins October 28 and runs through Sunday November 8. It’s officially called “Dine VI” and this culinary showcase is a bright celebration of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – All beaches in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing due to excessive bacterial contamination from rainwater runoff, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR’s Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it “anticipates negative environmental

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COZUMEL, Mexico – Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) launched its analysis of spending related to cruise tourism and its impact on destinations’ economies. The triennial study engaged by the FCCA included a record 35 participating destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America. It found that cruise tourism

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SAO PAULO – Tim Sheldon, President of Caribbean and Latin America operations at Marriott International announced Tuesday an expected 75 percent increase in Marriott’s Caribbean and Latin American distribution between 2015 and 2018 including a tripling of the company’s presence in Brazil with the addition of 11 new hotels in

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Historian George Tyson CHRISTIANSTED – A collection of slavery records available over the Internet could help thousands of people trace their families back to Africa through St. Croix, which is a former slave-trading hub in the Caribbean. The records, which went online at ancestry.com, already have helped Susan Samuel of

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Tanner Foust (middle) hams it up after winning BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Heading into the final race of Red Bull Global Rallycross season in Las Vegas, only two drivers remain eligible for the title – Volkswagen teammates Tanner Foust and Scott Speed. Foust swept the weekend at Bushy Park Barbados, winning

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                           Carnival Sunshine CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Carnival Sunshine will call on St. Thomas on Tuesday  October 6th, the West Indian Company, Ltd. announced today. “Carnival Sunshine was diverted to St. Thomas due to the forecast track of Hurricane Joaquin,” Joseph B. Boschulte, president and CEO of the West Indian Company, Ltd. said.

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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT! Woman raped aboard Holland America Line MIAMI – Sexual violence occurring on cruise ships has long been a topic that cruise companies are hesitant to address. Cruise lines are required by 2010’s Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act to release quarterly information on all alleged onboard crimes, but the truth is

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