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New iOS app coming soon to your phone! There are more mobile devices than people on the planet. Over five billion mobile subscribers – about 77% of the world’s population – are online. This new type of simple access for consumers is catching on with a staggering amount of smartphone

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Tourism’s Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – Regatta Travel Solutions announced today that the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has chosen to use the Regatta booking engine on their new official destination website, VisitUSVI.com, to enable potential visitors to book hotels, attractions and packages on the destination’s official website. “We invited

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  AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Federal authorities announced Monday that they discovered more than $4 million worth of cocaine stashed in bushes along Puerto Rico’s north coast as they continue to find more drug shipments but with smaller payloads in the American Caribbean. Some 340 pounds (154 kilograms) of cocaine

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         WAPA CEO Hugo V. Hodge Jr. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority accused the owner of the territory’s most popular radio stations of being disingenuous for taking his stations off the air today in a dispute over bill

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that seven species of Caribbean skinks may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. These rare lizards from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. “The Endangered Species

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Deputy Police Chief Arlene Chalwell CRUZ BAY – The Leander Jurgen Command awarded four police officers appreciation awards during its Quarterly Recognition Presentation in St. John on Thursday. The morning event acknowledged police officers with outstanding performances from covering the period of October to December 2015. Arlene Chalwell, St. John

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Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Health says that it is closely monitoring the first documented case of the Zika virus reported in neighboring Puerto Rico. Acting Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville said the person affected in San Juan is a person with no known travel

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$800M DEAL DONE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Government House says that people can start looking forward to receiving their income tax refunds as early as this week as a result of the closing of the ratified operating agreement between the Virgin Islands government and Limetree Bay Terminals LLC.

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HAVANA – Is Cuba’s rising travel trade a threat to leading Caribbean destinations? That depends on whom you ask. Until recently, the détente between the United States and its longtime foe had generated more headlines than actual tourism business; in fact, tourism from the United States to Cuba is still

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The citizens of several U.S. states and territories may soon find that they can’t use their drivers’ licenses to get into federal facilities or even board planes. Enforcement of a 2005 federal law that sets identification standards, known as “Real ID,” has been long-delayed. But now Department of Homeland Security

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