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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has received a $150,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation to provide scholarships to students who represent the first generation in their family to attend college. The grant will fund four-year scholarships for four UVI students. The students selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The holidays came early this year for children in the territory as the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association and St. Croix Hotel & Tourism Association worked alongside the Puerto Rico branch of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to distribute toys to nearly 1,800 children in Virgin

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico dispersed millions of dollars in holiday bonuses to government workers on Wednesday despite a warning from its federally appointed oversight board that doing so could harm the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth’s ability to make payroll later in the current fiscal year. Governor Ricardo Rossello’s office announced

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Marine and charter boat businesses who wish to join the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association will now also benefit from being a member of the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association. USVIHTA is pleased to announce its partnership with VIPCA which requires marine and charter boat allied member applicants to be

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BASSE-TERRE — Guadeloupe says it created an disease-resistant hybrid organic banana that is starting to show promise. The CIRAD 925 variety of bananas was created in the 2000s at research stations after years of hybridization and selection. It is characterized by its resistance to the Black Sigatoka disease which now

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As travelers look to escape from the cold this winter, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting the territory’s private sector partners with the relaunch of a $3 million marketing campaign to stimulate travel to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas in the coming months. The

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SAN JUAN — A report from Puerto Rico’s government says Hurricane Maria had a $43 billion impact on the U.S. territory’s economy, $1 billion more than originally estimated. The Puerto Rico Planning Board’s report says its calculations took into account millions of dollars received so far in federal hurricane recovery

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Musical acts aboard the Carnival Fascination hosted a variety of workshops for students from schools across the territory this week. In an effort to support its port-of-call communities, Carnival Cruise Line joined with the V.I. Department of Education to make possible a day-long workshop for local students

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that it will turn off the power in three areas of St. Thomas “while crews and contractors continue to perform permanent work on the electrical distribution system” tomorrow. In all, at least 307 WAPA customer are expected to be

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SAN JUAN — The governor of Puerto Rico overhauled the U.S. commonwealth’s insurance laws on Tuesday to help protect policy holders as thousands of claims remain unresolved more than a year after Hurricane Maria. Gov. Ricardo Rossello signed six laws into effect as he stressed that his administration was not

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