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BRIDGETOWN – New social media guidelines for Caribbean journalists and media practitioners were launched here yesterday, with the United Kingdom-based Public Media Alliance (PMA) warning that social media can no longer be ignored. The PMA, which is the largest global association of public service broadcasters, launched the “Social Media guidelines”

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CHRISTIANSTED — Another Category 5 storm is making no mistake about where the U.S. Virgin Islands are. Catastrophic Hurricane Maria, fresh off of clobbering Dominica last night, continued to make a beeline for St. Croix today. On Monday, weather weary and wary residents across the territory drove to stores seeking

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 APOCALPYSE NOW: A woman with her two children walk past debris left by Hurricane Irma in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Residents of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands have seemingly been left to fend for themselves in the days

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MIAMI — A “formidable” hurricane that is heading for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico has been upgraded to a menacing Category 4 storm. Hurricane Irma, which is currently in the mid Atlantic, is expected to bring “life-threatening winds,” according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami. The storm,

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RAIN MAP: Torrential rain showers shown over our area of the northern Caribbean today. CHRISTIANSTED — It was an epic fail by “local” meteorologists — especially those who broadcast on Isle 95-WJKC in St. Croix — and they know it. Or at least they should, except that they don’t actually

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SAN JUAN – As if hurricanes were not menacing enough, small Caribbean islands risk losing their entire way of life unless they urgently strengthen defenses against a raft of future disasters, according to a climate change official. “You don’t even need to have a hurricane to get extensive damage ..

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS? The Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative building in Dulles, Virginia. When Jeffrey Prosser complained to the RTFC about it changing its accounting practices in mid-stream and costing his company $25 million over four years, the non-profit cooperative immediately moved to foreclose on $520 million in outstanding loans to

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FAWNING OVER THE ‘FOEHN EFFECT’: The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been unseasonably warm this February according to historical statistics and meteorologists. CHRISTIANSTED — If you think that it’s been an unseasonably hot February so far — you would be right. The first half month of February has felt

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SANTIAGO, Chile – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says overweight and obesity

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A boat captain with 25 years experience running marine businesses has added another tow boat to the options available to the marine community here. Capt. Robert Manley, a maritime jack-of-all-trades, got his sea legs as a youngster fishing off the New Jersey coast. After several years of

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