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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Facebook clone of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is asking people in the Virgin Islands to apply for National Endowment for the Humanities grants, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The scammer uses the same profile picture that Nicholson-Doty uses on Facebook, so it is nearly

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CARACAS — Venezuela today reopened air and sea links to the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, three months after cutting them off in an attempt to curb smuggling. The move is a welcome relief to those in Venezuela who can afford to fly out, after Copa, one of the

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COPENHAGEN — A Trinidad and Tobago artist has made history by collaborating to create the first public monument to a black woman in Denmark. Tobago-born, St. Croix-based artist, La Vaughn Belle, collaborated with Copenhagen-based Jeannette Ehlers, to create “I Am Queen Mary,” a tribute to Mary Thomas, a 19th-century freedom fighter who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three new members have been elected to serve on The West Indian Company, Ltd. (WICO) Board of Directors with immediate effect. Commissioner of Sports, Parks and Recreation Pedro Cruz; businessman Vivek Daswani of Royal Caribbean; and former senator and business consultant Celestino White, Sr. were elected during a

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — A cross-section of 350 representatives from government, private sector, nonprofit, and civil organizations gathered at the University of Miami to explore partnerships to “build back a better” Caribbean region devastated by two horrific hurricanes last year. The upcoming storm season, just two months off the horizon,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — South African cruise company Cruiseabout announced over the weekend that they are launching “an innovative Caribbean cruise itinerary aimed at the naturist market” in that country. They say that sun-worshippers will delight in Cruiseabout’s “Privates of the Caribbean” itinerary that will take passengers to some of the world’s “most

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The Honorable Stacey Plaskett 331 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515  Dear Congresswoman Plaskett: As you are aware, Hurricanes Irma and Maria dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Virgin Islands. The hospitality industry is central to our economy and bringing back Caneel Bay – a major hotel

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Want to travel luxuriously, but don’t have the budget to back up your expensive tastes? Book strategically, and you just might just be able to afford that dream vacation. TripAdvisor Rentals — TripAdvisor’s vacation rentals booking arm — crunched the numbers on 11 of the priciest destinations around the world, identifying

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association (USVIHTA) is honored to accept generous donations from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE), Tourism Cares, the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA)

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — We are happy to share some news regarding the Club, it’s restoration, and the projected opening time frame. While progress has been steady and positive, we are not where we wanted to be in the restoration. The team continues to make great progress on a host of

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