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The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. But the Zika virus outbreak is putting U.S. travelers off of visiting the Caribbean and Latin America – with 41 per cent planning to steer clear. Tour firms have yet to report dips due to the virus –

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Juwan Thompson of St. Croix could play today SAN FRANCISCO – If you’re from the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico you might have feelings for Super Bowl 50 based on your roots today. That’s because the Denver Broncos third option at running back is someone who was born on St.

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     Ann-Marie Campbell ATLANTA – The Home Depot has installed a 50-year-old native of Jamaica as its executive in charge of all U.S. stores, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Ann-Marie Campbell, who was born in Kingston, replaces veteran Marc Powers, another longtime employee who rose through the

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ACCUSED: David “Giant” Benjamin ST. GEORGE’S – A 27-year-old man from the village of Coals Gap in St. David’s was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on a charge of non-capital murder in connection with the death of an American tourist whose body was found partly submerged on the La

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PARIS — CGG has been awarded an extension to a major 3D seismic survey that the company successfully completed on the Caribbean coast, offshore Colombia, in late 2015. CGG is a French-based geophysical services company founded in 1931. The new survey follows on from the original 16,000-plus km2 survey CGG

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The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it. The outbreak of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, began in Brazil last

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    Fish or Foul? Fishermen don’t know ST. GEORGE’S – Fishermen are in shock after a weird-looking creature with scales, feet, toes and a human-like nose was discovered in the ocean off of Grenada. The strange hybrid is actually a red-lipped batfish. It has human-like feet allowing it to

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WILLEMSTAD – Researchers have for the first time successfully raised laboratory bred colonies of a threatened Caribbean coral species to sexual maturity. The researchers of SECORE International – a leading conservation organization for the protection and restoration of coral reefs, the University of Amsterdam and the Carmabi Marine Research Station

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When it comes to big wind power projects, we’re starting to throw caution to — well, the wind. Sandia National Laboratories — with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy — is setting out to create towering offshore wind turbines with blades 650 feet long. That’s two and a half

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Taylor Canfield has been named ‘2015 Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year’ for the third year in a row by the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), according to the Scuttlebutt Sailing News. Others under consideration were Cy Thompson, who is training for the Olympics in the Laser,

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