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By RITA DE FERRARY The multiples of repetition of “sea sanctuary” by multiple news media outlets doesn’t make it so, and is simply an untruth concocted to sway public opinion. Sanctuaries are typically habitat or living areas, that exclude human and commercial activities and or are associated with rehabilitation and

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GUSTAVIA — Climate change has fueled coral reef bleaching throughout the tropics, with negative consequences for reef ecosystems and the people who depend on them. A new study finds that in the Caribbean, independent island nations such as Cuba and Jamaica are less vulnerable to coral bleaching than island territories

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Coral World Ocean Park welcomed four Atlantic bottlenose dolphins to their new home at Coral World’s new St. Thomas Sea Sanctuary at Water Bay in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The dolphins will participate in the Park’s programming designed to inspire guests to care for and protect the

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SANTO DOMINGO — This winter will go down in history as one of the coldest and snowiest in history for a majority of the United States. With more than six weeks remaining until spring, many Americans are searching for a tropical getaway, that also offers unique attractions and experiences. Whether

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SAN JUAN — Seaborne Airlines began nonstop flights between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on February 15. The new flights operate three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will increase to daily service on May 23. Seaborne started the weekly service between San Juan (SJU) and Santiago de los

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QUEBEC, Canada — The V.I. Department of Tourism reports that airlines serving the territory are satisfied with their route performance and some are looking forward to increasing capacity to the islands in the months ahead. Speaking at the conclusion of the 12th Routes Americas conference in French Canada, Tourism Commissioner

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority is celebrating 50 years of connecting the territory to the world by air and sea today. To engage the community in the celebration of our golden anniversary, today’s mystery question on WSTA 1340-AM Radio was about VIPA and the history of our

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It was a busy day for St. Thomas’ cruise ship port on Tuesday. Some 22,400 passengers on six ships were visiting the capital city: Carnival Glory, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Infinity, MSC Seaside, Royal Princess and Symphony of the Seas. Meanwhile, the Serenade of the Seas was berthed

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SANTA CLARITA — When Caribbean Princess emerges from drydock in June 2019, for a season of summer cruises to the sun-drenched Caribbean, The Reef Family Splash Zone will debut offering a refined, playful and relaxing area for adults and kids alike to gather and enjoy the sun and water together. “In our latest effort to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority says that St. Thomas will welcome six cruise ships tomorrow. “There will be a ship anchored in the inner harbor.” the authority said. Boat owners anchored in the inner harbor of St. Thomas are asked to move their vessels by 11:59 p.m.

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