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[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — Seeing few options for improvment to the territory’s finances,  Fitch Ratings took its credit rating on the Virgin Islands down all the way to triple-C from B. That’s a steep three-notch downgrade, bringing it to a level that indicates significant risk of default. Also, Fitch is maintaining

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HIRED AGAIN: Veteran NBA executive Milt Newton of St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] MILWAUKEE — St. Thomas native Milt Newton has a job again in the NBA. This time he will be the assistant general manager for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks announced multiple additions to their staff on Wednesday, with

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has unveiled its new advertising campaign, called “Real Nice.” In partnership with its advertising agency of record, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta (JWT), which is responsible for creative design, and local Virgin Islands company FilmVI, the popular “Virgin Islands Nice”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory?

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DEAD AT 92: Hank Wright [ad name=”HTML-68″] NEWARK — Long-time St. Croix resident Robert F. “Hank” Wright died on Monday in Holmdel, New Jersey. He was 92. Wright was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Amerada-Hess Corp, from 1986 to 1995. He joined Hess Oil Corp. in 1963 when Hess

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 $50 MILLON MAN LINVAL JOSEPH OF ST. CROIX (Photo courtesy: John Autey) [ad name=”HTML-68″] 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

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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. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Is this for the birds? Or not? Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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,

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