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ROAD TOWN. Tortola — For the first time in 10 months, LIAT was flying again to the British Virgin Islands and other Caribbean destinations. The beleaguered regional airline, which was threatened with liquidation earlier this year, has resumed service to Beef Island in Tortola. LIAT is also flying from Grantly

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DALLAS — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who reportedly suffers from mental illness allegedly snuck up on a fast food restaurant customer waiting in line for fast food and began stabbing him in the back on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Andres Ponce, Jr. of Bethlehem Village, was arrested after 3:15 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming new flights from Minneapolis to St. Thomas this winter from Delta Air Lines and Sun Country Airlines. Delta is offering thrice weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while Minneapolis-based carrier Sun Country is operating weekly Saturday service between Minneapolis-St. Paul

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CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA Commissioner Richard Evangelista said today the department’s territory-wide “More For Your Dollar” holiday food basket survey was completed on Monday. The market basket survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices no matter the brand on staple grocery items, Commissioner Evangelista said.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s a lot easier to get to St. Thomas from Minnesota now that Delta Air Lines has launched its newest Caribbean route. The new Minneapolis-St. Paul to St, Thomas route is operating three times a week, with flights on and Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, according to Delta’s

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a year in which the tourism industry was repeatedly dealt blows, the U.S. Virgin Islands can see a glimmer of a silver lining among the pandemic-driven storm clouds. The territory was recently named “Destination of the Year” by the online publication Caribbean Journal and The Ritz-Carlton,

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WILLEMSTAD — Sandals Resorts International said this week they have signed an agreement that will bring Sandals® Resorts to a brand-new destination, at the Santa Barbara Resort on the island of Curaçao. This will mark the ninth island destination for the brand in the Caribbean region. The new Sandals Curaçao will initially

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix woman alleges that she was not offered a refund or a response after she took a few bites out of her McDonald’s McBurger Supreme and found that the meat was nearly completely raw. Noellia Prospere, who ordered the value meal combo of the day (McBurger

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nationstar Mortgage, which operates under the brand Mr. Cooper, was ordered to repay $73 million to roughly 40,000 homeowners for repeatedly failing to provide even the most basic operations as a mortgage servicing company over four years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday. The CFPB and

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