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  BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Mary Prince has become a symbol of freedom in the 200 years since her death. Though she is known the world over as a West Indies slave whose raw narrative galvanized the abolition movement in the British Empire, there’s more to her story than the

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Several articles have been written about how clean energy helps island communities gain freedom from the high price and carbon pollution caused by using fossil fuels to power their economy. You can read those stories including Richard Branson to Power Necker Island with Renewables, here, here, and here. The following

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — In the end, the Cavaliers decided the money it would’ve cost to select in the first round wasn’t worth the talent available. By trading out of the first round of Thursday night’s NBA draft, they added two quality second-round picks who won’t command the same guaranteed dollars

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Pressure Busspipe will headline the America’s Paradise USVI Music Festival in St. Thomas next month, according to organizers of the event. Busspipe, whose real name is Delyno Brown, is the reggae recording artist son of WSTA-1340 “Lucky 13” radio personality Irvin “Brownie” Brown. Busspipe’s hit “Virgin Islands

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Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba will result in a significant loss of visitors to the rest of the region. Cuba has seen such a surge in visitors that the fragile budgets of

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The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean. From the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to Cuba to St Lucia, crops are withering, reservoirs are drying up and cattle are dying while forecasters worry that the situation could only grow worse in the coming months. Thanks to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Magens Bay property that was put up for auction on St. Thomas sold for $6 million, according to Platinum Luxury Auctions. Lee Steiner of USVI Sotheby’s International Realty, who held the real estate listing, reported that the property was placed under a non-contingent contract as a

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IRVINE, Calif. – If you’ve got bottled water in the fridge or pantry, you might want to check if it’s included in a recent recall of several brands under the Niagara umbrella, after the company issued a voluntary recall last week for all spring water products produced from its Pennsylvania

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Platinum Luxury Auctions, an elite auction firm specializing in the sale of non-distressed, multimillion-dollar properties, is offering two luxurious Caribbean estates at separate, live auctions that will be held on June 13, 2015. Platinum will first offer an oceanfront estate located in the heart of world famous

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The outlook is bleak for Virgin Islands bond bearers and bankruptcy is not an option for the government agency Gov. Kenneth Mapp used to manage before becoming governor, according to the Fitch Ratings by Berkshire Hathaway. The Fitch Ratings determined that there is $765.8 million in outstanding

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