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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former RE/MAX broker Rosemary Sauter-Frett, accused of embezzling millions of dollars from real estate clients in the early 2000’s, has been taken into local custody over security concerns, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Sauter-Frett has been incarcerated since late September and is one of two

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MÉRIDA, Mexico — The nearly 1,000 attendees and 100 cruise executives gathering at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise tourism conference and trade show, have a clear message—the Caribbean is open! With many of the attendees hailing from the over one million square miles throughout the Caribbean, they seek to remind

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HELPING HAND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp shakes hands with Jason Botel, the U.S. Department of Education’s Acting and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, at Government House. CHRISTIANSTED — About a third of the power on the island of St. Thomas has been restored, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday.

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Answers to frequently asked questions from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Q: Where can I get true, reliable information about FEMA’s disaster aid programs? A: Straight answers and plain facts are available from the disaster assistance program experts on FEMA’s Help Line. Call 800-621-3362

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CANE BAY CARES: Cane Bay Partners Founders David Johnson and Kirk Chewning. CHRISTIANSTED — The first phase of Operation Cane Bay Cares St. Croix Hurricane Relief Drive has kicked off successfully with 36 community groups receiving a generator and thousands of residents receiving water bottles between Oct. 11 and Oct.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise giant Carnival is taking it slow when it comes to returning to hurricane-ravaged St. Thomas and St. Maarten. While Royal Caribbean is resuming stops at the still-recovering destinations next month, Carnival president Christine Duffy said on Friday that the line would wait until early 2018 to restart

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has set a date to return to St. Thomas following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The RCCL ship Adventure of the Seas will make its way to St. Thomas on November 10, for the first time since early September. Royal Caribbean

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FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Concrete, Inc. is furthering its hurricane relief efforts in the Virgin Islands in support of affected employees at its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Heavy Materials, LLC and Spartan Products, LLC.  The company is sending home generators and care packages consisting of essential health, household, and personal hygiene items to all

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NEWARK — College students in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico whose studies have been halted by the recent hurricanes are being offered an educational lifeline by New Jersey City University, according to New Jersey dot com. The state college in Jersey City is offering those students tuition-free study this

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp changed the curfew for U.S. Virgin Islands to 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, just as the territory learned from FEMA said that 16 percent of St. Thomas was connected to electricity and 1.6 percent of St. Croix had power as of Oct. 18.

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