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PARIS — France has postponed a mandatory coronavirus vaccination requirement for health workers in Guadeloupe and Martinique, after the measure spurred several days of widespread protests and unrest in the French Caribbean territories. In a statement today, the French health ministry said the implementation of the vaccination requirement – also in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The USVI Hotel & Tourism Association and HTA members celebrated Thanksgiving with the Boys & Girls Club of St. Thomas during their annual luncheon on Wednesday and with a generous turkey donation from Frenchman’s Reef. With a long-standing corporate focus on supporting the community, Frenchman’s Reef donated

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BASSE-TERRE — French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said today that several members of the police force had been injured as a result of civil unrest during protests against COVID-19 protocols on France’s Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. “In Guadeloupe and Martinique, our security forces as well as journalists have

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FORT-DE-FRANCE — Authorities on the Caribbean island of Martinique ordered a curfew on Thursday after protesters looted shops and set up burning barricades as demonstrations against COVID-19 protocols spread across France’s overseas’ territories. Martinique and neighboring Guadeloupe have been hit by violent unrest over the last week after the government

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BRUSSELS (AP) — A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa today, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant. “The last thing we need is to bring in a new variant that will cause

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) announces that the Enterprise Zone Commission, an entity of the VIEDA, launched the “Made in the USVI” website at www.madeintheusvi.com, a digital entrance into U.S. Virgin Islands’ rich culture and history reflected through the innovative work of USVI small manufacturers and

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JOHANNESBURG — South African scientists have detected a new COVID-19 variant in small numbers and are working to understand its potential implications, they said today. So far, 22 positive cases have been identified in South Africa, according to the country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases. The variant is displaying mutations

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard warns mariners, tourists and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states that will generate dangerous breaking waves and rip currents around coastal waters of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including Vieques and Culebra Islands, from Wednesday through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Most Puerto Rico and USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men were arrested for smuggling 90 pounds of cocaine by boat into St. Thomas early Sunday morning, authorities said. On November 22, 2021 Erickson Bolivar, a Venezuelan national, Keisy Jesus, a Dominican Republican national, and Yehudi Robles, a United States citizen from Puerto Rican living in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of four St. Thomas men caught on surveillance video stuffing a bag with guns in Hospital Ground last year has been given two and a half years in prison, authorities said. Akeem Dijhani Julien, 25, of Hospital Ground, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months imprisonment followed

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