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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Throughout the month of October, the University of the Virgin Islands’ Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) will commemorate National Energy Awareness Month with several activities.  The month kicked off with “Back to the Basics: Renewable Energy 101,” on October 7, from noon to 1 p.m.   Throughout the rest of the month, a series of energy related webinars will be held to educate in the community about energy for the household or small

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion issued a Public Health Order today prohibiting live bands at outdoor events and clarifying guidelines for DJ performances and food and alcohol sales.   The Order prohibits live bands at outdoor events from Saturday, October 10, through Friday, November 6 and sets parameters for DJ performances.   Commissioner Encarnacion

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has nominated former Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Marvin Pickering to be the chairman and chief executive officer of the Casino Control Commission. Pickering’s nomination will go before the Senate and, if approved, Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Raymond “Usie” Richards will fall

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MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters throughout the Caribbean to use extra caution while out on the water this holiday weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Before you leave the dock, review these

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HAVANA — Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero said late on Thursday that most of the Caribbean island nation would open to international tourism starting next week as it moved towards a “new normality” after containing its coronavirus outbreak. The country, which closed its borders six months ago in a bid

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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Cruises has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in Florida federal court over allegations that the company failed to disclose decreased bookings due to the global pandemic early in the year and oversold its ability to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus aboard

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KINGSTON — The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about spikes in COVID-19 cases spikes in countries that had managed outbreaks effectively, such as Cuba and Jamaica, and 11 Caribbean states that have moved from moderate to intense transmission, its regional director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday. The good news

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Residents at Michael J. Kirwan Terrace and the Knolls at Contant on St. Thomas who have been awaiting repairs to roofs damaged from Hurricanes Irma and Maria can look forward to some relief. The Virgin Islands Housing Authority Board approved recommendations to award contracts for the reconstruction and repair of rooftops at each public housing community last week.

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police concluded their search for an overdue boater, who was found stranded and rescued by the crew of a Puerto Rico Police marine unit this morning on “Cayo Collado” in Lajas. Rescued is Francisco Palomo, 55, who reportedly rented a Caribbean

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man accused of a Hospital Ground murder two years ago was given 1.5 years in prison today for possessing narcotics, authorities said. Aubrey Frett, 31, was sentenced for his conviction for possession of marijuana and crack cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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