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HAVANA — A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans. U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said in a news release that last Thursday, the Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives clinging to a capsized boat. He

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The tourism boom that the rest of the Caribbean was showing last year is also showing up in the numbers for the territory. With Margaritaville St. Thomas helping to put its parent company Margaritaville Caribbean Limited (MCL) into the black according to the latest financials released

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Stashing money overseas isn’t just for criminals. Legitimate banks and law firms have entire departments devoted to moving wealth offshore. They call it “aggressive tax planning” or “tax avoidance” and it’s perfectly legal — though it costs Canada an estimated $6 billion to $7.8 billion

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CHRISTIANSTED – Tired of watching Anthony Bourdain jet off to exotic locations around the globe and eating food from places you’re not sure you can afford to visit? Don’t have the $1,500 it costs to fly from the 10,185 miles from St. Croix to Vietnam? Well, Bourdain’s current favorite destination

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the upcoming airing of two half-hour episodes of the popular ABC Station’s program on everything related to America’s national parks, that will feature St. Croix and St. John. Episodes of “Rock the Park,”  filmed on St. Croix and

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HAVANA — Royal Caribbean will be home-porting the refurbished Empress of the Seas in Havana, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Effective August 14, the Empress of the Seas, originally named the Nordic Empress, will be sailing 7 day cruises from Havana to Nassau Bahamas, Labadee Haiti, Falmouth Jamaica

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hundreds of stakeholders across the United States Virgin Islands participated in customer service training sessions held by the Department of Tourism earlier this month. Sandra Husbands, CEO of Caribbean company Business Development Services, and Lisa Wynne Magnuson, Founder and President of The Virgin Islands Etiquette & Leadership Institute,

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MIAMI — The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is reporting an insightful mission to Miami and Fort Lauderdale earlier this month, including the territory’s participation at Seatrade Global 2016. Beverly Nicholson-Doty, the USVI’s tourism commissioner, reported strong interest in the Ports of the Virgin Islands from dozens of

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BRIDGETOWN — Flights to and from Barbados this weekend were delayed or cancelled due to the closure of the Grantley Adams International Airport as a result of strike action by air traffic controllers. Regional carrier LIAT said that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cruise ship passengers are purchasing liquor and cigarettes in foreign ports in excess of what is allowed by law leading to a significant loss of both local and federal revenue, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday. The Mapp Administration said that it has been investigating complaints from Virgin

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