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FREDERIKSTED –The Department of Tourism will host the Frederiksted Food Truck Festival tonight featuring sumptuous culinary delights from more than 10 food operators as well as a performance from the acclaimed Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights. The festival, which had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather earlier this

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Delta Air Lines will inaugurate a daily service from Atlanta to St. Croix for three weeks over the peak Christmas holiday season, according to the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty announced that the Atlanta-based carrier will augment its twice weekly

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HAVANA — Cuba and the United States will meet next week for a third round of talks on improving relations, the Castro regime said on Thursday, adding that the two former Cold War foes were not yet negotiating their multibillion-dollar claims against one another. A bilateral commission will meet next

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ATLANTA — The Cable News Network (CNN) published an article today saying that the Caribbean is the fastest growing tourism market in the world. CNN accounted for the increase by reporting that airlines have increased routes to the region and hotels have upgraded their properties here with deluxe accommodations. “The

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SAN JUAN — Dust from the Saharan desert is bringing needed iron and other nutrients to underwater plants in the Caribbean, but bacteria may be the first thing to prosper from that dust. The dust is causing the bacteria to bloom and also become more toxic to humans and marine

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By DAVINA “DAYVEE” SUTTON/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS FREDERIKSTED — Like Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands are U.S. territories. Many mainland Americans are aware of this. However, they don’t know the history of the islands, especially its slavery past. Though the slaves were treated cruelly, they had numerous

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SAN JUAN — A man infected with Zika virus in Puerto Rico has died from complications of the infection, health officials said today. The man, in his 70s, died from internal bleeding caused by a rare immune reaction to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It’s

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Canika John is the new Director of Marketing for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, and Frances Williams-Augustin has been given new responsibility as Director of Visitor Experience for St. Croix. In making the announcements, Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that “Canika John has

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department today released the parking restrictions that will be in effect for the 2016 Carnival celebrations. The Fort Christian Parking Lot will be closed until May 9, 2016 and motorists that use the parking are directed towards the downtown area for parking. The

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HAVANA — A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans. U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said in a news release that last Thursday, the Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives clinging to a capsized boat. He

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