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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Rotary came to the Virgin lslands with the chartering of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas in 1957. At that time St. Thomas and other clubs in the Caribbean were un-districted. Because of the close proximity to Puerto Rico, the St. Thomas and St. Croix clubs were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced administrative days for government employees in the St. Thomas/St. John District and one territory-wide administrative day to “encourage greater participation in the Food Fair and to enhance the celebration of the Virgin Islands Carnival for all residents and visitors.” This annual celebration

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Demand for travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands is surging, the Department of Tourism reports after meeting airline officials on the mainland last week. After talks with United Airlines in Chicago and American Airlines in Dallas respectively, Tourism Commissioner Designee Joseph Boschulte said there has been strong demand

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HAVANA —The Cuban government has ordered its state-run power system to further reduce electricity generation in the latest sign that a cash crunch exacerbated by new U.S. sanctions is taking an economic and human toll, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Ciego de Avila’s provincial Communist Party newspaper, Invasor, reported that

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KINGSTON — Ras Iyah V. describes himself as confrontational, especially with the police. Well known in Jamaica for his outspoken support of the marijuana industry, the Rastafarian – who sports a long, white beard and dreadlocks – has had various run-ins with the law over the years. Authorities have long

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SANTO DOMINGO — Industry leaders at the 2019 Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) conference shared strong tourism numbers indicating the country continues to be the premier Caribbean travel destination. Paola Rainieri de Díaz, President of the Dominican Republic Association for Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES), shared announcements promoting the country’s robust and

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SAN JUAN — U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have led the New York Federal Reserve to crack down on Puerto Rico’s $50 billion offshore banking industry, according to four sources and a document seen by Reuters. The development will prevent the island’s offshore banks, several of which are owned by citizens

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CHRISTIANSTED — Hurricanes Irma and Maria damaged much of the electricity transmission and distribution systems in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in 2017. This resulted in the longest blackout in U.S. history—about 11 months in Puerto Rico. Federal agencies usually support local utilities in disaster responses. In Puerto

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ST. CATHARINES — Students at the University of the West Indies could be about to get a range of new studying options after the college agreed to debate creating an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies. The university, which has 36,000 students, has signed an agreement with Brock University in Ontario, Canada to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An ongoing multi-billion dollar downtown St. Thomas waterfront project could pose “a serious safety hazard” if the construction site is not better secured prior to the opening of the Carnival Village, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today. Much of the active construction is occurring immediately adjacent to

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