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MIAMI — Demand for culturally relevant and eco-tourism attractions continues to grow and the territory must do more to support their development, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said on Tuesday. During the second full day of the 2019 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference, key industry players spoke to international tourism’s new dynamics

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Agriculture will announce collection and shipment dates for livestock farmers and others in the St. Thomas/St. John district, who may require slaughtering. You are required to pay the slaughter bill before shipping animals. The Department will also be distributing bagged mulch donated by Arthur

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JOHANNESBURG — A rhinoceros poacher was stomped to death by an elephant and eaten by lions in a South Africa wildlife preserve and rangers found just his skull and trousers, authorities said. The man and two others were hunting illegally at Kruger National Park last week when the elephant surprised them, park

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced today the appointment of Jessica Gallivan and the reappointment of Judges Debra Watlington, Douglas Brady and Kathleen Mackay to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. Jessica Gallivan, who is currently a magistrate judge with the Superior Court has been nominated by Governor

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AGUADA, PUERTO RICO — In the mountains of the Naranjo neighborhood, a well-known song of Puerto Rican rapper Calle 13 rang from some loudspeaker: “Si quieres cambio verdadero, pues, camina distinto (If you want real change, then, walk differently)” – it was heard. The words echoed through the leafy trees, mingled

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LOS ANGELES — By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency. Those costs will come in the form of water shortages, crippled

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MIAMI – Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today that given the catastrophic hurricanes of 2017 and the rapid changes occurring within the cruise industry that it was critical for Virgin Islands officials to continue to work closely with cruise lines, travel agents, vendors and other tourism partners. Senator Gittens, who

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SANTO DOMINGO — As sunseekers flock to Dominican Republic to defrost from the winter freeze, an increased number of visitors are looking to add a little action into their vacation with fitness and sports being a primary driver for travel. According to a recent study by HostelWorld, three-quarters (74 percent) of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr, on Monday, named former Virgin Islands Police Department director of intelligence Ray Martinez as Director of the Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Committee (LEPC). Martinez, a 12-year employee of the VIPD, served as the department’s Director of Internal Affairs and Labor Relations Manager and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Director Designee of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles Barbara Jackson-McIntosh is advising driving instructors and residents that effective immediately, an appointment is required to take the written test to obtain a driver’s license. “The current practice of allowing test takers to walk into the testing

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