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PHILIPSBURG — Disney+ is launching in 42 additional countries and 11 territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa this summer. Notable new countries include South Africa, Turkey, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. The streaming service is currently available in 64 countries, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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CHRISTIANSTED — With the long-expected sale of the Limetree Bay refinery finally closed, many are looking ahead to what’s next, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On Tuesday, court documents were filed noting the closure of the bankruptcy sale — the deadline for which was extended to Monday to

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MIAMI — Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International, each subsidiaries of Royal Caribbean Group, have canceled cruises as COVID continues to spread. Celebrity has postponed the restart on its Celebrity Eclipse, canceling multiple sailings in the process, Susan Lomax, spokesperson for Celebrity, told USA TODAY late Sunday. Celebrity pushed the ship’s resumption of sailing from the

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico has seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg’s cereals, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on them in violation of recently enacted laws aimed at improving children’s diets. While Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies are clearly not the worst thing Mexican children

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KINGSTON — Jamaica is holding American tourists hostage in high-priced hotels in order to drive up their hospitality bill and increase tourism numbers. United States tourists are complaining that the Jamaican hotels are false claiming that they have COVID-19 — when they don’t — in order to keep them their

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CHRISTIANSTED — After recently winning the auction for the Limetree Bay refinery, West Indies Petroleum Limited (WIPL) says it will successfully close the sale and pursue “strategic investments” in the plant.          The auction, won by the Jamaican oil storage company with a bid of $62 million,

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KINGSHILL — “There is a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?” Mr. Maguire’s prophecy to Dustin Hoffman in” The Graduate” has come true in 2022. From whiskey distillers in the humble hills of Kentucky to winemakers in the sunny slopes of California to run makers in St.

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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean International announced on Friday it has canceled voyages on four ships because of “ongoing COVID-related circumstances around the world.” “In abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International is pausing operations” on some ships, the company said in a statement. The cruise line said it moved forward with the

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This past week, I received lots of information from both crew members and cruise guests that several Royal Caribbean cruise ships are transferring crew members, who test positive or are ill with COVID-19, to one of two idle ships in the fleet (Vision of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas) which

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The healthcare industry has a history of tentative innovation and slow adoption of new technology and processes.    However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare tech sector has been forced to adopt a quick digital transformation to innovate how they provide quality patient care.    And 2022 is expected

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