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  SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard says a kayaker from Florida has gone missing off of Puerto Rico’s west coast. The agency said today that 25-year-old Josh Kaufman took off in a green kayak from the popular tourist town of Rincon. Officials said Kaufman was last seen early Thursday

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BVI’S NAKED CRIMINALITY: The U.S. Department of State has singled out the British Virgin Islands as a major player in drug/illicit money laundering on a world-wide scale. WASHINGTON – The United States named several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major illicit drug producing and  major drug-transit countries with some regional

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SAN JUAN — The allure of the Caribbean and Mexico is undeniable for many Americans seeking a warm and sunny reprieve from another brutal winter. Fortunately, airfare to some of the most popular destinations throughout the region is down this winter, according to data from Airlines Reporting Corp. Based on

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USVI Capt. Joe Brugos Photo Credits: K. Grimes CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United States Virgin Islands Rugby Football Union (USVIRFU) is pleased to announce that they will host a Collegiate Seven’s Rugby Tournament, called “Rugby Paradise Smash,” on March 25th, 2017 at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas

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CARIBBEAN HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has advised the application deadline for its scholarship program is Thursday, March 30, 2017. Scholarships are open to Caribbean students and industry professionals pursuing higher education or professional development in the hospitality and tourism field and are

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CAN’T ACHIEVE A GOAL WHEN NO GOAL IS SET: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is following the chief executive’s (Gov. Kenneth Mapp’) approach to governance with an unfocused, scattershot approach to tourism success that is not bearing significant fruit. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Building on the increase in stay-over arrivals last year, the U.S. Virgin

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DUDE, WHERE’S THE GNARLY WAVES? Who wins when surfer dudes take on big tourism and a hotel chain? AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico  — The sun had just risen along Puerto Rico’s northwest coast when Paul Schmidt hopped off his surfboard and emerged from the water at Wilderness Beach, ending another session

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ENTERPRISE, Trinidad  — By the time he was 17, Fahyim Sabur had memorized the Quran. At 23, he was shunning calypso parties and giving private Arabic lessons in his neighborhood here in Enterprise, about 20 miles south of Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. A year later,

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JAMMED INTO THE PRISON LIKE SARDINES: In an exclusive report, the Associated Press says that malnutrition is killing many inmates in Haiti’s main prison. PORT-AU-PRINCE — “Straight up: This is hell. Getting locked up in Haiti will drive you crazy if it doesn’t kill you first,” homicide suspect Vangeliste Bazile

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