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KINGSTON — Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay is adding two new room categories as part of the new Chequers building that is available to book now for arrivals beginning December 15. The four-story building in the Caribbean Village will feature 12 Crystal Lagoon Hideaway Swim-Up Club Level junior suites with

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SAN JUAN — The Eastern Caribbean has created its own form of digital currency meant to help speed transactions and serve people without bank accounts. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank said its “DCash” is the first such blockchain-based currency introduced by any of the world’s currency unions, though some individual

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following a meeting with American Airlines in Dallas on Friday, Tourism Commissioner  Joseph Boschulte said that the nation’s largest carrier will expand its service to the territory to meet increased demand for summertime travel. Beginning on June 3, passengers in Texas or connecting from western and midwestern cities will have not

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The financially-strapped Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is getting new leadership. The WAPA Governing Board has named Noel Hodge, currently chief operating officer of the water system, to serve as WAPA interim executive director. Lawrence Kupfer ended his role as executive director of WAPA on Monday

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Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of marketing is that the diverse nature of the field can provide ample opportunities for a multitude of individual skillsets. Whether it happens to be a combination of creative flair and logistical prowess, business science, or mathematics, whatever the discipline, the chances are

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SAN JUAN — The Caribbean is hunting for visitors and vaccines to jump-start the stalled economy in one of the world’s most tourism-dependent regions. Clear waters and warm sand attracted a record 31.5 million tourists to the Caribbean in 2019, but visits plummeted by an estimated 60 percent to 80

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TEL AVIV — Royal Caribbean International is preparing to offer cruises from Israel for the first time. Cruises will begin June 2 and continue through to the Jewish holidays at the end of September. The cruises will adopt Israel’s green passport documentation and guests and crew will only be allowed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands wants to clarify its entry requirements for American tourists. Our islands updated their entry procedures this month due to increasing travel demand from the mainland U.S.  In a recent press release from the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, the board announced that it

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With a nod to the effects of coronavirus on people’s purchasing habits, the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain will close one of its four locations on St. Thomas starting tomorrow. Subway at Tutu Park Mall is open today, but the restaurant said it will be “permanently” shuttered

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OTTAWA — Canada’s ban of cruise ships for an entire year has compelled the United States Congress to work together in trying to find a better answer. Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sent a bipartisan letter to the Canadian Ambassador to the United States Wednesday, concerning the one year extension

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