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          Haiden at the hospital in Miami MIAMI – Born at sea. That’s what doctors wrote on the birth certificate of little Haiden Morgan. His parents from Utah and were vacationing aboard a cruise ship when he unexpectedly made his debut. Emily Morgan was due in December and got clearance from

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         Veronica and Scott Matsinger PHILADELPHIA – Talk about the importance of taking a vacation every year. A Pennsylvania man’s last vacation in the Virgin Islands was nearly his last day on Earth. After getting married two months ago, Scott Matsinger and his new bride Veronica decided to delay

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               Judy Jai of “Bad Girls Club” FALMOUTH, Jamaica – It is being reported that reality television star Judith Jackson was kicked off Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas after “getting into an altercation” with her travel companion. Judi Jai was on Season 7 of the “Bad Girls Club” and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials said Carnival Cruise Lines is flying 770 passengers to Puerto Rico after their ship caught in fire in St. Thomas Monday morning. The president of the company that manages the dock where the ship is berthed says six chartered flights were headed Wednesday to Puerto Rico. Joseph

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Carnival Liberty’s own shipboard sprinkler system extinguished a fire aboard the vessel while it was docked in the St. Thomas harbor, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The fire was first reported at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the engine room of the ship. Carnival Cruises released a statement shortly after the

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        Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Gov. Kenneth Mapp           NEW YORK – On a warm, cloudless Labor Day morning, the fast beats of soca blended with the NYPD band playing a steel drum version of Bob Marley’s “One Love” as floats inched down Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights for the start

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Royal Caribbean hopes those looking for a job won’t let a new opportunity pass them by. The cruise company is planning to bring aboard more than 200 people by the end of the year. The salary for the full time positions range from $9.79 to $14.33 per

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          WICO CEO Joseph Boschulte CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The West Indian Company, Ltd. (WICO) already owes the Virgin Islands government $700,000 in back taxes. So it can’t be good news that a federal appeals court has ruled that two former executives – Gershwain Sprauve and Andrea V. Smith – can

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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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