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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Marine and charter boat businesses who wish to join the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association will now also benefit from being a member of the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association. USVIHTA is pleased to announce its partnership with VIPCA which requires marine and charter boat allied member applicants to be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As travelers look to escape from the cold this winter, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting the territory’s private sector partners with the relaunch of a $3 million marketing campaign to stimulate travel to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas in the coming months. The

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SAN JUAN — A report from Puerto Rico’s government says Hurricane Maria had a $43 billion impact on the U.S. territory’s economy, $1 billion more than originally estimated. The Puerto Rico Planning Board’s report says its calculations took into account millions of dollars received so far in federal hurricane recovery

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Musical acts aboard the Carnival Fascination hosted a variety of workshops for students from schools across the territory this week. In an effort to support its port-of-call communities, Carnival Cruise Line joined with the V.I. Department of Education to make possible a day-long workshop for local students

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 2018 Paradise Jam beginning Friday, Nov. 16, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The highly anticipated basketball tournament tips off at 2 p.m. with the men’s games when Oregon University goes up against

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Point Pleasant Resort has just announced that the resort will be having its grand re-opening on December 17 of this year, with hurricane repairs completed and a sparkling new property to show for it. The resort also will be under new management headed by Jahmed Mills, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Four days before the election, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced a $27 million federal government plan to “expand and modernize the territory’s airports.” Mapp said Friday that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (USEDA) has notified the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) that USEDA is considering awarding $27 million

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CHARTER YACHT CIMARRON ON ST. JOHN CRUZ BAY – A St. John man was arrested today and charged in the drowning death of a crew member aboard his vessel. Richard Smith, 65, was arrested on an indictment charging him with seaman’s manslaughter, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Smith made his

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Attendees gathered in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. (Photo credit: Jose Espinal) NASSAU — Hundreds of tourism officials recently headed to the Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas Paradise Island for the annual State of Tourism Industry Conference 2018. The theme of “Rejuvenate, Recreate, Reconnect” set for this event

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It is an understatement to say that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were hit hard by hurricanes last year. But the Emerald Isle and America’s Paradise have made dramatic progress since the setbacks presented by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Airbnb, a marketplace for home

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