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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The official celebration of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Day 2021 (September 27), around the theme “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”, resonates particularly well in the territory. Especially because of the rich diversity of our peoples and the colorful tapestry of history woven throughout the centuries by

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CHRISTIANSTED — National Park Service (NPS) acting Regional Director Pedro Ramos announced the selection of Angelita “Angie” Alvino as the new superintendent of the Christiansted National Historic Site. In addition to the site in Christiansted town, she will also oversee the Buck Island Reef National Monument and Salt River Bay

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SAN JUAN — It’s a little-known fact, but a small lizard native to St. Croix warrants protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In fact, the feds have been making a stink about the Virgin Islands Skink for at least the last

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TEAGUE BAY — Police need your help to identify three armed home invaders who were captured on a Ring home security system. “The VIPD Criminal Investigation Bureau is asking the St. Croix community’s assistance in identifying the individuals in this video,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. Two of the suspects

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CANE BAY — An internationally-prominent NASA scientist gathering information about “tropical convection processes” to gain a better understanding about how hurricanes operate in the Caribbean drowned at the Annaly Bay tide pools one week ago, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. “Dr. Gail M. Skofronick-Jackson who was a Weather

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Be careful what you wish for … you might just get it. In April of 2019, Governor Albert Bryan said that the U.S. Virgin Islands would “position” itself as the number one tourist destination in the Caribbean. At the time, Bryan’s “projection” seemed almost laughable because the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commander of the Virgin Islands Police Department Traffic Investigation Bureau Lieutenant Lionel Bess — St. Thomas/St. John District — is advising the motoring public that non-taxi parking will be discontinued at designated taxi stands and enforcement restrictions strictly enforced, as cruise ship arrivals have now resumed. “The

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CANE BAY — Virgin Islands Police confirmed the identify the visiting woman who died on St. Croix’s north shore on Tuesday. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of a missing swimmer in Annaly Bay near the Tide Pools at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the VIPD said. The preliminary investigation

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CANE BAY — A female tourist apparently drowned while swimming on the north shore of St. Croix today, police and eyewitnesses said. Several people were gathered at the tide pools in Annaly Bay when a sudden wave appeared a “knocked several people off the rocks,” Steve Kinney said on Facebook

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KINGSTON — Just as tourism was beginning to show signs of recovery, the Caribbean has been hit by a new wave of coronavirus infections that is causing lockdowns and flight cancellations and overwhelming hospitals. Countries including Jamaica, Martinique, The Bahamas, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Dominica have seen a rise in

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