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      ARRESTED: Malik Cheatham CRUZ BAY — A St. Thomas man who was charged with four incidents of burglary in a three-month period in 2015 has been arrested on St. John for allegedly breaking in and stealing at least $1,000 worth of alcohol from a St. John restaurant

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GOV. RICKY ROSSELLO: Doesn’t want to go down in history as the chief executive who presided over Puerto Rico bankruptcy. By Nick Brown SAN JUAN (Reuters) — Bankruptcy for Puerto Rico is looking ever more likely as the clock ticks down toward a May 1 deadline to restructure $70 billion in debt,

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BEAUTIFUL OCEAN-VIEW HOTELS: The big hotels and commercial property ventures are paying their fair share of the hotel room occupancy tax — but more and more business leaders are asking — why are most property owners allowed not to pay? CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hoteliers and commercial property managers here say

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GRINNING BUT NOT WINNING: Gov. Kenneth Mapp will delegate the authority to fix the problem to the Legislature and business community, rather than getting actively involved himself. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp is asking business leaders to work with government leaders to improve tourist’s experiences in St. Thomas. The

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CALIFOR-TIFICATION: The California Academy of Sciences is working with The Nature Conservancy to “seed” coral reefs in the region. SAN JUAN — With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment to help rehabilitate coral reefs and preserve them

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HURRICANE HUNTER TOUR: Includes Puerto Rico and Mexico, but doesn’t include the U.S. Virgin Islands. WASHINGTON — The 2017 hurricane season is fast approaching, and NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft to help communities in Puerto

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PHILIPSBURG — A hydraulic fluid leak requiring repairs under the fuselage of an Air France Boeing 777 led to the “accidental” discovery of 66 pounds (30 kilograms) of cocaine hidden on the plane, authorities here said Friday. Just a few minutes before takeoff, the hydraulic leak was discovered, requiring the

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CONVICTED: Dwight Knowles of The Bahamas WASHINGTON — Two Caribbean defendants were convicted in Washington on Friday after a 12-day jury trial for their roles in an international drug trafficking conspiracy that aimed to transport at least 5,291 pounds (2,400 kilograms) of cocaine aboard U.S.-registered aircraft. Dwight Knowles, a Bahamian

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Rendering of Norwegian Cruise Line’s upcoming 3,300-passenger “Project Leonardo” ships. The four ships, with an option for two more, are set for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025. FORT LAUDERDALE — The Caribbean and North America remain the cruise industry’s biggest playground — and will soon be busier yet,

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UNDER FIRE: DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry In response to the Virgin Islands Daily News article, printed on Friday, April 7, 2017, captioned “Feds questioning $3.9M in grants to DPNR,” Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources would like to clarify a few points: The

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