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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works – Office of Public Transportation will restore VITRAN’s fixed-route service starting Monday, October 5. Services will run from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday. VITRAN has implemented new safety precautions to address the COVID-19 pandemic such as: The required use of protective

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U.S. travelers to the Caribbean can breathe easier thanks to a new partnership between the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and Trip Mate, offering travel protection if the unexpected happens with a visit booked at participating member hotels. Trip Mate, one of the global leaders in administering protection to travelers and hotels,

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NEW YORK — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19? Many world leaders at this week’s virtual U.N. summit hope it will be a vaccine made available and affordable to all countries, rich and

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) in partnership with V.I. Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it has worked “diligently” to create a sustainable renewable energy industry within the territory. The closing of the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program

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Cruise ships are an integral cog in the tourism industry of the Virgin Islands. Water Island does not allow cruise ships to dock, since it is a relatively small island found in the Charlotte Amalie harbor with only a handful of residents on the island. This fabulous destination is easily

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Data is the most precious commodity of the 21st century, even more valuable than oil, and that’s saying something in our still oil-dependent economy. Data, especially when it’s properly sorted, can be used to train AI and develop better machine learning algorithms, and that’s what will give most companies their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At a time when V.I. residents are struggling to stay housed, a survey invites property owners with subsidized rental units to comment on a program that enables them to do so. About 100 landlords have responded to the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Landlords Survey, and more

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department, on its Twitter feed, confirmed that an attempted bank robbery took place at Oriental Bank in Estate Diamond this morning. Police went as far as Annaly Bay in Frederiksted in searching for the suspect, whose image was circulated by the VIPD on Twitter

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that effective Sunday, green waste and seaweed will only be accepted at the Anguilla Landfill Monday through Saturday. “There will be no green waste or seaweed disposal on Sundays,” VIWMA spokeswoman Melody Rames said. Residents are urged to practice backyard

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands will re-open its borders to international travelers beginning on Saturday, Tourism officials said on their website today. Territorial officials began allowing hotels and accommodation providers to accept new leisure travel reservations on September 12. The reopening comes nearly one month after the government closed the USVI’s

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