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 $50 MILLON MAN LINVAL JOSEPH OF ST. CROIX (Photo courtesy: John Autey) MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have locked up another core piece of their defense, signing Linval Joseph to a four-year contract extension that puts him under team control through the 2022 season. Joseph’s agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced

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GUARANTEED! NO MAINSTREAM NATIONAL “ORGANIC MEDIA” ATTENTION FROM BJ CONVENTION: By devoting precious tourism dollars to such a small scale, segmented, fringe audience, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is virtually guaranteeing that the U.S. Virgin Islands beautiful product will not come before the largest audience possible — which translates to a

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BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME? The ultimate white elephant, Denver’s International Airport in Colorado, is being studied exhaustively by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, who believes that bigger is better, where airports are concerned. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Is this for the birds? Or not? Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that he wants

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the territory banned from the bond market — it has to find a way somehow to continue to make payments on $2 billion in bond debt. To that end, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has decided to order BIR Director Marvin Pickering to slap a higher room tax

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SAN JUAN — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. commonwealth’s history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees except police, said Natalie

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A nurse stands next to closed toilets at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center in Estate Diamond near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St Croix. (PHOTO BY: Alvin Baez/Reuters) CHRISTIANSTED — For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of St. Croix, visit its public hospital. Pipes underneath

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CRUZ BAY — The TripAdvisor travel review site has listed the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands as one of the “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the United States.” The 15 destinations were chosen by an algorithm that analyzed all of the property reviews on TripAdvisor Rentals

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –- In a wide-ranging press conference held at Government House on St. Thomas Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he will urge the Senate to resist calls for legislation which he deems “detrimental to the territory’s fiscal health.” Mapp stressed that the territory is in dire straits, teetering on

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — As July winds down, families across the country are making summer vacation plans and many will go on a cruise hoping for the trip of a lifetime. But for a few, it will be a trip they wish they had never taken. Anne Smith was one of

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PRIDE IN THE TERRITORY: Gov. Kenneth Mapp said business owners selling products made in the territory should proudly put these stickers on their products. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp urged attendees at this week’s cruise ship town hall meeting to be candid and work collectively to raise “the satisfaction

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