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  travel writer Jim Byers KEY WEST — The let-it-all-hang out capital of North America, mostly because the weather’s better than San Francisco. There are fabulous resorts, including the Casa Marina, a Waldorf-Astoria property. Budget-minded folks should try some of the historic inns, including the casual, but well-tended Key Lime Inn. Food

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Tuesday that it has begun a study of coral reefs and fish populations in the Virgin Islands. Scientists will collect data on reefs surrounding St. Thomas and St. John through July 23 as part of the NOAA Coral

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raw sewage discharged into the ocean kills coral reefs at an alarming rate, a new U.S. Virgin Islands study says. Coral reefs are far more likely to develop disease and die when exposed to bacteria and nutrients in raw sewage than coral in unpolluted areas, according

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CHRISTIANSTED — Summer is winding down, and autumn soon will be upon us, with kids back to school and people who take their vacations in summer back to work. In the Caribbean, that means good deals in the offing as the islands vie to attract travelers in the off-season. Some

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CRUZ BAY — On the island of St. John, more than half of which is covered by the Virgin Islands National Park, this four-bedroom four-and-a-half-bath waterfront villa known as Beach Garden is a private oasis. Nestled on 1.07 acres on a hillside, the Bali-inspired house abuts the rocky shore of

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CRUZ BAY — A Texas man who allegedly fled to the British Virgin Islands to avoid sexual assault charges in Colorado had his day in an Aspen courtroom Friday. Peter Duane Watkins, 40,  is accused of brutally raping a 65-year-old Aspen, Colo. hotel employee in the spring. He was arrested by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Military veterans and their families are encouraged to participate in an upcoming meeting about benefits they may qualify for, according to the San Juan chapter of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division (VR&E). Wanda Rosado, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, will convene a meeting about

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Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. John News

DRUNK BAY, St. John — Deep within the human psyche lies a need to create. From simple prehistoric cave paintings depicting deer, bears and cats to modern street art with a message, humans have left artistic marks in myriad ways through the millenniums. On St. John, a relatively new tradition

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CRUZ BAY – A Delaware family poisoned during their stay at a St. John luxury resort is not doing well and will likely never recover, according to authorities. At a press conference this week, Gov. Kenneth Mapp  said three of the four members of the Esmond-Devine family poisoned in March are

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  CHRISTIANSTED, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Summer finally arrived, bringing with it soaring temperatures and a stifling grip on the forecast. But it also means the kids are out of school, vacation requests are being put in, and the longer days can be filled with exciting ventures in national

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