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BRIDGETOWN — Tourists must be educated to know which are the safest times to visit the region. And also which areas are least likely to face a catastrophic storm. Dive groups are trying to assuage tourists’ fears regarding hurricanes and inclement weather to increase tourism to the region. The Caribbean

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As CARICOM trade ministers meet to discuss the future of Caribbean sugar, David Jessop (Caribbean Council) argues that successful protection of the industry will require that the four exporting countries, their fractious sugar industries, and food and drink manufacturers jointly recognize the long-term benefits that could flow from integration. GEORGETOWN — Among the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — DEET OFF! Rather than Malathion fog at night. Because some people still don’t have roofs on their homes. That’s what Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants you to do so that his V.I. Department of Health won’t have to do Malathion foggings to ward off those pesky mosquitoes

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SOUTH EDMESTON, N.Y. — Give ’til it hurts … ’til in yog-hurts if you will. Chobani is diverting 1.3 million pounds of milk to a drying plant, where it will be turned into powder and shipped in five-pound bags to victims of Hurricane Maria in the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — More than two months after Hurricane Irma rattled St. Thomas and St. John to the core, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it wants to help YOU! People the Virgin Islands Free Press exit interviewed told us that for a family of one adult and two to

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HAPPY STUDENTS! The British Virgin Islands shows its public-private partnership resourcefulness by getting a private donor to give Virgin Gorda it’s own temporary school building. Two months after Hurricane Irma, its U.S. Virgin Islands counterpart is sending storm-traumatized students to damaged, decrepit and moldy buildings for classes. Gov. Kenneth Mapp

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KNOCKED OVER, BUT NOT OUT? Coral reef communities at St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, pictured here years before the recent hurricanes struck. (Credit: Howard Lasker) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — A New York geologist will journey to St. John this month to study the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria on

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MASHED UP: The inside of the Cyril E. King International Airport after Hurricane Irma hit Sept. 6. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two months after Hurricane Irma, there’s a FEMA blue tarp covering the roof of the Cyril E. King International Airport — and airlines say that that is just

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FREDERIKSTED — Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn will dock in St. Croix three times this month, beginning Saturday. The ship’s arrival will mark the return of cruise ships to the Big Island after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island nearly two months ago. “St. Croix looks forward to welcoming the passengers and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The electrical company that won the contract for the Virgin Islands  said that every customer on St. Croix should have electricity by April Fools day (April 1, 2018). PSEG, which stands for Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. said some of its workers might be allowed to

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