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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The world’s largest electric vehicle maker apparently wants its environmentally-committed customers to just throw its LEAF battery pack replacements away when they don’t work. But one St. Thomas automobile dealer is trying to do something about that. Nissan green car batteries cost conservationists a whopping $35,000 each!

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INDIANAPOLIS — Travel demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands is strong and forecasts look positive. That’s the word from Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte after taking meetings at Routes Americas, a leading aviation event, at an Indiana airport last week. Boschulte, who said he held” bilateral conversations with about a dozen

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SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico said they are seeking clues to help solve the killing of a U.S. tourist who was thrown from an SUV and run over twice in the territory’s capital. The incident occurred before dawn on February 1 in San Juan and involved a man

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman turned herself in after learning she was wanted by police for check kiting to the tune of at least $4,000, authorities said. Kaminah Davis, 29, of Estate St. John, was arrested about 6:06 p.m. Monday and charged with grand larceny, obtaining money by false

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) said that traffic signals at the intersection by Bellows International are temporarily out of service. “The department is working to complete repairs and get traffic signals back online and functional as soon as possible,” DPW spokeswoman Renée Exius said. In

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WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will be among several governors of U.S. territories scheduled to testify before the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Natural Resources at noon today. Bryan will be testifying during a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for Department

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FORT LAUDERDALE — A Caribbean cruise has been cut short after more than 300 people on board the ship began vomiting and suffering from diarrhea. The Caribbean Princess was carrying more than 3,000 passengers and more than 1,100 crew members on a two-week trip that began on February 2. But

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man allegedly tried to rob someone in the parking lot of a mostly empty shopping center on the Big Island late Sunday night, authorities said. Dierre McLittle, 31 of Constitution Hill was arrested about 10:50 p.m. Sunday and charged with first-degree attempted robbery, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a two-car accident on Veterans Drive in the vicinity of Burger Max about 3 a.m. on Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Investigation into the accident found that a black Ford Escape with three occupants was traveling

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MIAMI — As the U.S. continues to enforce strict travel restrictions on travelers from China over the coronavirus outbreak, an increasing number of Caribbean nations are also doing the same, while taking steps to screen arriving passengers at their ports of entry. In recent days, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas,

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