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By ANTON EDMUNDS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS HAVANA — Beyond the impact of the Zika virus, the opening of Cuba to U.S. travelers and the warnings of an economic slowdown by the International Monetary Fund and others, the Caribbean faces another phenomenon that poses a challenge to the status

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  There are many international locations around the world that cater to gambling, the most commonly known being Las Vegas. However, there are many other gaming hubs that excite the crowds. One such destination that may surprise many is the Caribbean; known predominately for its favourable climate and sun kissed

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs released its survey for the lowest prices for gasoline on St. Croix and St. Thomas on Friday. On St. Croix, for self service regular, premium and diesel gasolines, Superior Service Station in Estate Mt. Pleasant West had the lowest price on

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Mill Harbour Condominiums on St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – Three beaches on St. Croix and three beaches on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Frank Bay

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SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s power company on Thursday cut off electricity to a hospital over nearly $4 million in unpaid bills, part of a stepped-up effort by the heavily indebted agency to collect money amid the island’s economic crisis. The Electric Power Authority said it waited for surgeries to end

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“The private port program plays into perceptions that cruises aren’t authentic travel. But that doesn’t appear to bother passengers who prefer a simpler, controlled experience.” — Jason Clampet The Dominican Republic is replete with natural beauty and island culture. But passengers disembarking from Carnival’s ships at the cruise line’s massive

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CHRISTIANSTED – The gas station the farthest East on St. Croix has the lowest price for gasoline on island for the second week in a row, according to the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Ziggy’s Island Market LLC at 5088 Estate Solitude has regular gasoline priced at $2.499 per

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SAN JUAN – U.S. airlines have slashed leisure fares to Puerto Rico in recent months to lure travelers to the debt-strapped island, hit by economic turmoil and lately the arrival of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The lowest fares to San Juan, Puerto Rico, have fallen 22 percent on average from

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CHRISTIANSTED – Rotary Club of St Croix Mid-Isle said it is partnering with a local mortgage company to provide a college scholarship for a qualified student on St. Croix. The Rotary Club said that Ocwen Mortgage Servicing, Inc. is offering a four-year $5,000 per year scholarship to a deserving student

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      Buckeye President Khalid Muslih CARACAS – A saturated oil storage network in the Caribbean is forcing some South American and African producers to keep selling crude at prices that do not cover production costs, brokers and sources told Reuters. Low price environments typically motivate producing and trading

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