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MIAMI – Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today that given the catastrophic hurricanes of 2017 and the rapid changes occurring within the cruise industry that it was critical for Virgin Islands officials to continue to work closely with cruise lines, travel agents, vendors and other tourism partners. Senator Gittens, who

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SANTO DOMINGO — As sunseekers flock to Dominican Republic to defrost from the winter freeze, an increased number of visitors are looking to add a little action into their vacation with fitness and sports being a primary driver for travel. According to a recent study by HostelWorld, three-quarters (74 percent) of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Director Designee of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles Barbara Jackson-McIntosh is advising driving instructors and residents that effective immediately, an appointment is required to take the written test to obtain a driver’s license. “The current practice of allowing test takers to walk into the testing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority admitted on Facebook this morning that a “major” power outage is affecting its customers in St. Thomas and St. John this morning. “The interruption occurred at 9:35 a.m. when two generating units at the Randolph Harley Power Plant tripped off-line,”

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When planning on traveling away from home, be it for business or leisure, there are various factors you have to consider before making that major decision. One of those includes the safety of the place and the various thrilling activities that you can indulge in. So if these two factors

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, today named St. Croix native and longtime attorney Richard Evangelista as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA). Evangelista, who currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General with the Department of Justice’s Paternity and Child Support Division, brings to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s 11 cruise ships in two days on St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands Port Authority said that the Crown Princess, the Norwegian Epic and the Regal Princess are at the West Indian Company dock in Havensight today. And the Sea Dream, the Osterdam and the Symphony of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas is showing why it continues to be the premier cruise ship destination in the world with fully five ships in its harbor today! The Norwegian Gem with about 2,394 cruise ship passengers was scheduled to be at Havensight from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

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SENDAI — St. Thomas native Jabari Blash connected for his first home run of the season Sunday night with his new team, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan’s version of Major League Baseball. Nippon (or Nihon) means Japan in Japanese. The 29-year-old Blash, who spent parts

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CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay Terminals & Limetree Bay Refining advised all high school seniors about the Limetree Bay Scholarship Program. The Limetree Bay Scholarship Program is open to all graduating seniors enrolled in a high school in the U. S. Virgin Islands who have maintained a grade average of “B”

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