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By ROBERT BREEDLOVE SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Every year when Our Town winter temperatures begin to drop and consistently stay at or below the freezing point, our thoughts usually turn to warmer southern climates. How far south, you ask? For this discussion, let’s go WAY far south

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FORT MYERS — Maybe, so soon after a deadly duo of hurricanes ravaged some of its islands, this isn’t the best time to take that Caribbean cruise. In early September, as the hurricane called Irma spun out of the eastern Caribbean toward the state called Florida, Caroline Elkins was safely

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WINDSOR — Canadian couple Eddie Zytner and Katie Stephens can’t help but regret a recent trip to the Caribbean — but so would anybody who came home with parasites burrowing into their feet. “I have dozens of worms in my feet, and so does Katie,” said Zytner, 25, on Friday.

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix has made the Caribbean Journal’s list of the “18 best islands to visit in 2018.” On the CJ list, the Big Island is No. 4 in the list of eighteen islands tourist must visit this year. “The Caribbean has a new foodie hotspot, and it’s St

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SAN JUAN — One of the stars of American reality TV series Storm Chasers has been found dead on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico. Joel Taylor an Oklahoma native who appeared on the Discovery Channel series, died at the age of 38 on Tuesday but the circumstances of his death initially

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes in September, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism said it has developed a 150-day rolling marketing plan to share with industry stakeholders. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a road map of activities we

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MIAMI — After achieving its ambitious three-year goals to double earnings and record a double-digit return on invested capital, Royal Caribbean Cruises told employees today that they will receive five percent bonuses. Employees will receive equity awards equal to five percent of their 2017 salaries in what it called the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has the fourth highest murder rate in the world, according to a study done by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Only El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela have more murders per capita than the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the

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FORT-DE-FRANCE — One tourist couple visiting a Caribbean beach got some itchy visitors of their own. According to a report by Live Science, the British couple visited Martinique during a cruise and after sunbathing on a beach on the French island reportedly developed itchy rashes on their behinds. After visiting a

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Pictured (left to right) Alessandro Colantonio Executive Vice President Gencom, Kevin Dallas CEO Bermuda Tourism Authority, Parris Jordan Chairman CHICOS, Bermuda Premier E. David Burt, Bermuda Minister of Finance Kristin Burt, Bermuda Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons, Paul Telford Managing Director Rosewood Bermuda. HAMILTON — Parris Jordan, Chairman of

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