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V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Department of Justice and the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs are investigating Captain Morgan owner Diageo for allegedly shipping rum to the Captain Morgan Rum Distillery while claiming it was importing molasses for rum distillation. This could place Diageo and

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WILMINGTON, Del. – The sale of the idled HOVENSA refinery and terminal assets has been postponed until next month, pushing back efforts by the Virgin Islands government to partially revitalize the mothballed facility. At a hearing in a U.S. bankruptcy court in the US state of Delaware Thursday, a government-preferred

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A new study examines the steady decline of the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet, which today numbers less than 100 vessels in international trade, and warns that U.S. global competitiveness and maritime security – particularly in light of a fast-emerging China — is at grave risk unless investment is made to

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VING Maj. Sherrymae Barnes Morales CHRISTIANSTED – A 54-year-old St. Croix real estate broker was given one year and one day in prison by a federal judge for submitting duplicate time sheets in her job at the Virgin Islands National Guard, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sherrymae Barnes Morales

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Ernice Gilbert with Robert Shrader of Monarch Energy on YouTube CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix oil refinery HOVENSA LLC has asked a bankruptcy judge to block a bid by its rival Monarch Energy Partners to acquire the debtor’s shuttered refining facility in St. Croix for $40 million, saying Monarch is attempting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – VITRAN bus service will expand to Saturdays beginning this weekend, according to the Department of Public Works. VITRAN will offer “abbreviated fixed route service for all three islands” starting on Saturday, DPW Commissioner Gustav James said in a prepared statement. Passengers can enjoy free rides on November

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FREDERIKSTED – Hummingbird Air based out of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix has suspended its operations here following the crash-landing of one of its three Beech C99s at St. Lucia’s Vigie Airport earlier this month, the second such incident to have occurred within the last four months.

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – PriceSmart, Inc. announced Friday that for the month of October 2015, net warehouse club sales increased 12.9% to $233.4 million from $206.7 million in October a year earlier. For the two months ended October 31, 2015, net warehouse club sales increased 12.7% to $449.9 million from

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In order to strengthen their agricultural sectors and avoid or mitigate the negative impact of climate change, Caribbean countries should introduce and promote climate resilient food systems, said Juan Cheaz, senior program coordinator Agricultural Policy and Value Chains at the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

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CHRISTIANSTED – Every beach in the territory was deemed unfit for swimming or fishing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) on October 10. On Friday, DPNR said only one beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands is not safe for swimming and fishing: Gentle Winds beach on St.

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