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     Ann-Marie Campbell ATLANTA – The Home Depot has installed a 50-year-old native of Jamaica as its executive in charge of all U.S. stores, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Ann-Marie Campbell, who was born in Kingston, replaces veteran Marc Powers, another longtime employee who rose through the

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CHRISTIANSTED — For only the second time in 20 years, the V.I. Casino Control Commission has approved a license to operate a casino on St. Croix. VIGL Operations LLC, CRG Holdings LLC and Casino Holdings LLC said on Wednesday that they would be remodeling the Hotel Caravelle on the boardwalk

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     Finance’s Valdamier Collens CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cash is no longer king with the Virgin Islands government. At least when it comes to government employees paying into their insurance fund. Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens said today that cash will no longer be accepted accepted at Government Employees Retirement System

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When it comes to big wind power projects, we’re starting to throw caution to — well, the wind. Sandia National Laboratories — with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy — is setting out to create towering offshore wind turbines with blades 650 feet long. That’s two and a half

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Now no matter what type of mobile phone you have, Apple iOS or Google Android, you can get the Virgin Islands Free Press on your device of choice. On January 21, 2016 the Virgin Islands Free Press became the first media source in the territory to offer instant push notifications

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MIAMI – Carnival, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian cruise lines are allowing pregnant women to reschedule their journeys if they had booked a cruise to a destination where a Zika virus health warning is in effect. “Royal Caribbean will assist any pregnant women who do not feel comfortable sailing to countries

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              WAPA CEO Hugo Hodge Jr.  CHRISTIANSTED – Hugo Hodge Jr. will be forced to quit the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority after eight years on the job after a vote to renew his contract deadlocked in a 4-4 tie. Half of the

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   Limetree Bay Boss: Jerry Ashcroft CHRISTIANSTED – Limetree Bay Terminals on St. Croix is poised to make a fast turnaround by April because its tanks have been “well-maintained” since it was closed in January 2012, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Limetree Bay Terminals acquired the facility with

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ST. JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Thursday announced that effective April, personal income tax will be abolished in its entirety in Antigua and Barbuda. Browne made the announcement in his presentation of the 2016 Budget said this was a promise made to the people of Antigua and Barbuda

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known. The study, by the University of British Columbia near Vancouver, reconstructed the global catch between 1950 and 2010 and found that it was 30 per cent

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