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SAN JUAN — Memorial Day signaled the unofficial start of summer, the conch shell reveille rousing travelers dreaming of an ocean getaway. Then four days later, hurricane season shows up like an unwanted beach house guest . Just when you thought it was safe to jump on a water-centric holiday .

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NASSAU — The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through

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SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) continues to reach major tourism milestones as the summer travel season approaches. Moving at a rapid-pace, Puerto Rico reaffirms the destination’s readiness to host visitors from all over the world during the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2018 event, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — A wedding trip almost turned deadly for one couple while in Puerto Rico after a robbery went horribly wrong.  The husband, who took a bullet for his wife, is now undergoing treatment for a severed spine. The Tylers married last April.  But never went on a honeymoon. This

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PAHOA, Hawaii — Residents near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano faced warnings today that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano’s summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris for miles. Since Kilauea began erupting on May 3, nearly 2,000 people

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, 2018.  The chosen theme for 2018 is “Hyper-connected museums:  New approaches, new public,” according to DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry. According to the International Council of Museums, the objective of International

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SAN JUAN — An Alaska woman says she thanks God that her husband has been able to move his extremities after a point blank shooting in Puerto Rico left him partially paralyzed seven days ago. Kenyada Tyler told KTUU-TV that Kendric’s progress has been nothing short of “miraculous.” “I thank

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has issued proclamations recognizing National Nurses, Hospitals and Tourism Weeks. The week May 6-12, 2018 has been declared National Nurses Week with the theme “Nurses Inspire, Innovate, Influence”. The American Nurses Association, Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center and the Schneider Regional Medical Center will

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MIAMI — Passengers aboard a seven-day Carnival cruise to the western Caribbean could be forgiven if they felt they were trapped in a scene from a “Titanic” sequel. Video and photographic footage from a Thursday flood on the Carnival Dream, caused by a break in the ship’s fire suppression system,

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Lorna Smith, head of British Virgin Islands Finance and wife of the premier, has said that forcing a public register “smacks of colonialism.” ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Britain’s overseas territories are considering declaring independence as they revolt against the government’s threat to deploy colonial powers to change their financial systems.

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