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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Delta Air Lines will inaugurate a daily service from Atlanta to St. Croix for three weeks over the peak Christmas holiday season, according to the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty announced that the Atlanta-based carrier will augment its twice weekly

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ORANJESTAD  — The Citgo Petroleum refining unit of Venezuela’s state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) has reached a deal to lease and restart an idled 235,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Aruba, the government of the Caribbean island said over the weekend. The agreement involves a 25-year lease that would allow

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CHRISTIANSTED – In a speech aimed at firing up Democratic voters in the territory, former president Bill Clinton told a sympathetic crowd at Island Center that his wife Hillary believes the Affordable Care Act is not fair to Virgin Islanders – and that people here should have the right to

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SAN JUAN — According to the International Labor Organization and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), unemployment is set to rise in the Latin America and Caribbean labor markets. The U.N. organizations state that the evolution of labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean during

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) put supermarkets in the territory on notice that “deplorable” conditions will no longer be tolerated. DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington said that unclean floors, rotting food on the shelves and many other dangerous and unsanitary conditions visible in Virgin Islands supermarkets

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The first batch of 2015 income tax refunds have been transmitted to the Department of Finance for processing this week, according to a written statement from Government House. At least $10 million in refunds will be paid out, Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens and Internal Revenue Director Marvin

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google announced today that it will no longer allow payday lenders to advertise on its systems because the loans often come with high interest rates and quick repayment requirements that push borrowers into debt. Payday lenders offer quick cash to low-income people, who are then required

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ATLANTA — The Cable News Network (CNN) published an article today saying that the Caribbean is the fastest growing tourism market in the world. CNN accounted for the increase by reporting that airlines have increased routes to the region and hotels have upgraded their properties here with deluxe accommodations. “The

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CHRISTIANSTED – Five beaches in the territory have failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday that the Buccaneer beach, Grapetree Bay and the Frederiksted public beach on St. Croix

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SAN JUAN — About 100 scouts and executives descended upon Puerto Rico this week to watch high school shortstop Delvin Perez, a possible top-five pick in the June draft. One of the officials texted a picture of bug spray with 30 percent DEET, accompanied by a two-word caption: “I’m prepared.”

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