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SAN JUAN — Thirty people have been diagnosed with a rare paralyzing condition caused by Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico, the territory’s health department said Thursday. And Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden says he expects even more cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome in Puerto Rico

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland –In addition to the highways and byways of mainland America, the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking its marketing message to race tracks up and down the East Coast. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty were recently in Glenn Dale, Maryland, to formalize a

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico on Friday because of the Zika virus, sending a message to the island that the virus, which has infected more than 10,000 residents, should be taken seriously. The warning came more than six months after the World

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health (DOH) reports 14 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory is now 79 — 20 cases on St. Croix, 58 cases on St. Thomas, and one on

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MIAMI — A tropical wave is expected to move into the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend, bringing rain and gusty wind, the National Hurricane Center said today (July 29). Meanwhile, a second tropical wave in the Atlantic has become better organized. According to forecasters, the first wave is about 1,200 miles east of

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     Marketing Director Canika John CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the Territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones. Newly appointed Director of Marketing Canika John announced the 2016-2017 Family Reunion promotion, which includes a number of booking

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CLEVELAND — The Virgin Islands was ranked fifth in the nation at bragging about how good our state is. In a piece called: “Which State Did the Best Job Bragging at the RNC? Slate’s Definitive Ranking,” the online magazine only liked four speeches better than State GOP Chairman John Canegata’s.

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                     Maho Bay in St. John NEW YORK — Two of our Virgin Islands rank high in an annual survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine. Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands ranked No. 1 in a survey of the best

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SANTO DOMINGO — U.S. health officials are warning about the dangers of “medical tourism” after at least 18 women from the East Coast became infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery procedures they had in the Dominican Republic. The infections, caused by a type of germ called mycobacteria, can

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SUSPECT: MATHIEU CARTY MARIGOT — Mathieu Carty, a 21-year-old native of St. Martin, has been arrested in connection with the murder of Belgian tourist Wendy Montulet on July 9 and is due to be transferred to Guadeloupe for trial today. Wendy’s body was found in the bushes in Baie Nettle

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