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CHRISTIANSTED — The money for services at St. Croix’s only hospital, the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, primarily goes into the pockets of local medical doctors, rather to the health facility itself. That was the bombshell announcement that came from Troy de Chabert-Schuster, the vice chairman of JFL’s

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WASHINGTON—About six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall and nearly four months after an initial trip to the islands, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced a follow-up trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to review recovery efforts of the islands’ communications facilities. Pai will visit the islands

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MIAMI — A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Bahamas on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder

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PORT TASK FORCE: (from left) Department of Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty, Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Department of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp met with the Ports of the Virgin Islands – Charlotte Amalie Task Force on Tuesday for the first task force meeting of 2018 to

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s beleaguered electric utility has received court approval to borrow $300 million to help pay expenses, well below the $1.3 billion initially sought but enough to avert power outages it had warned about. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved the loan which

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MIRAMAR — Spirit Airlines is bringing more flights to the territory even as the region as a whole recovers from the destructive 2017 hurricane season. The Florida-based airline today announced that it will launch nonstop service between Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) in St. Croix and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

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FREDERIKSTED — Police say they are looking for four men as “persons of interest” in the St. Croix Coliseum Cockpit double murder that took place Saturday in Estate Glynn. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) have set up a hotline for anyone with information to call in on. The numbers

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GEORGETOWN –– Guyana’s government has said the cabinet is reviewing a profit sharing contract with United States oil giant ExxonMobil amid mounting criticisms about its reported lopsidedness from various sections of society as the Caribbean nation prepares to become an oil and gas producer in less than two years. Guyana’s

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said about 10,000 jobs will be available with the new Emergency Home Repairs V.I. Program. Speaking on Wednesday at his weekly media briefing at Government House on St. Croix, Mapp said the local workforce was expected to fill at least a quarter of these positions. “We

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Passenger ratings for St. Thomas, Sint Maarten and San Juan are consistently higher now than before the hurricanes, a senior Carnival Cruise Line executive said Thursday. “There’s a hangover on the eastern Caribbean.” [Some consumers still have the view that] “It’s devastated. Why would I want to

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