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By GARY POKORNY The Virgin Islands is in critical condition! New leaders have been elected. They are searching for ideas and a plan to take the boat off the rocks. I have been outspoken for the need to balance the General Fund not next year, but now. If they can’t

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it is looking in to what caused 2,064 on St. Croix to be without electricity. WAPA said a Line Department crew was patroling St. Croix’s Feeder 10A “to identify the origin of an electrical service interruption.” The feeder affects people

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT At one time in the not-too-distant past, Singapore was afflicted with economic chaos and rampant corruption. It suffered from a decaying infrastructure, labor and social unrest, and high gang crime and unemployment. But, over the past 50 years, it has enjoyed tremendous economic growth and spectacular

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NEW ORLEANS — David Vanterpool of St. Thomas is one of 14 coaches being considered for the head coaching position of the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. According to an article in SB Nation, if the Pelicans are interested in a coach who has embraced the small market experience

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PHILIPSBURG — Claret Connor, the newly appointed director of the Sint Maarten Recovery Program Bureau, says he is humbled by the opportunity to rebuild his country after it was wrecked by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Born and raised in Sint Maarten, Connor, a former minister, parliamentarian and hotelier, leads

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INDIANAPOLIS — Caito Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fruit medley products containing one of these melons due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. A total of 93 cases have

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MIAMI — The Virgin Islands Port Authority presented its renewed vision for the Crown Bay and Subbase District on St. Thomas to members of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association. The presentation took place Wednesday at the Seatrade Cruise Global convention held in Miami Beach, Florida. VIPA’s Acting Executive Director Damian Cartwright

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) invites the public to an “Afternoon of Play” for the unveiling of the revitalized playground and basketball court at Emile Griffith Park in St. Thomas. The community event will be held at the park on Tuesday afternoon, April 16th,

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MIAMI — Visitors are increasingly seeking interactive travel experiences that allow them to make human connections, as well as use their mobile devices to explore new destinations. This was just one of the many takeaways from the 2019 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said Thursday. He said

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HAVANA — From breeding miniature cows to importing water buffalo, Cuban leaders have long gotten creative in their effort to remedy food shortages. Now, they are proposing ostrich and rodent farms as an answer, prompting ridicule from a weary population. Meat and eggs have become hard to find in the

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