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Attendees gathered in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. (Photo credit: Jose Espinal) NASSAU — Hundreds of tourism officials recently headed to the Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas Paradise Island for the annual State of Tourism Industry Conference 2018. The theme of “Rejuvenate, Recreate, Reconnect” set for this event

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SAN JUAN – FEMA has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. These awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency’s Public Assistance program to $3.9 billion. The grants approved are distributed as follows: Nearly $14.4 million to the Puerto Rico Electric

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It is an understatement to say that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were hit hard by hurricanes last year. But the Emerald Isle and America’s Paradise have made dramatic progress since the setbacks presented by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Airbnb, a marketplace for home

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Albert Bryan, Jr., as the commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor was sanctioned by its federal counterpart for failing to meet certain minimum agreed-to standards of performance, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. A series of letters obtained exclusively by the

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COMMENTARY BY: SORAYA DIASE COFFELT Two gubernatorial candidates have expressed publicly their support for legislation to give free tuition to every high school graduate in the U.S. Virgin Islands who wants to attend the University of the Virgin Islands. As the mother of two sons who graduated from college in

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FREDERIKSTED — Three St. Croix men were arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with illegal gun possession, authorities said. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Special Operations Unit and Federal Law Enforcement officers executed a federal warrant at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday at the home of Amead Williams and

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FREDERIKSTED — Police have confirmed that a car that was discovered before midnight on fire in William’s Delight last night was missing U.S. military man Naji Jarvis’ own. Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said that his local resources would not allow him to determine officially if it is Jarvis’ body

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has ordered that the minimum wage of all Executive Branch employees be raised to $13 per hour and for the base salaries of teachers, social workers and other vital government workers to be significantly increased in order to retain and recruit a robust workforce.

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LIMIN’ IN BELIZE: St. Croix’s own Tim Duncan took his girlfriend and three children on a vacation to Belize last week. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BELMOPAN — Perhaps trying to get the feel of the Caribbean climate without the harsh glare of recognition, St. Croix’s own Tim Duncan was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria there was a backlog of arrest logs. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) website, which normally lists arrests, does not currently offer that feature but says it will resume sometime in the future. ST. THOMAS Police arrested Kali Canton, 29,

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