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PUNTA CANA — The U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team got off to a slow start against the Dominican Republic and never recovered in their loss 89-75 at the Hard Rock Fillmore Ballroom in the Dominican Republic on Sunday afternoon. Georgio Milligan scored a team-high 20 points to lead four

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BELMOPAN — Indigenous cultures in the Caribbean, struggling as their tourism-dependent economies are ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, are returning to traditional farming and fishing roots for their livelihoods, local experts said. Being forced to look to older, more organic ways of survival can be a silver lining within the

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MIAMI — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes going on a cruise ship is among one of the riskiest forms of travel during the current global health crisis, but has turned a blind eye to air travel and the complete lack of testing, distancing, or protocols to stem the spread of

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PHILIPSBURG — Rouge Et Noir Casino was ordered closed as of 1 p.m. on Wednesday by the Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever since the establishment violated their ministerial decree which clearly states that they are not supposed to have an open entrance on Cannegieter Street in Sint Maarten. Even

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CANCUN — U.S. airlines are adding flights, and in some cases COVID-19 testing programs, for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, a region central to carriers’ strategies to tap into pockets of holiday demand before a vaccine makes its way around the world. Beachside resort destinations in areas like Cancun

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan welcomed a six-person delegation from Indonesia to Government House on St. Croix recently. Dr. Nana Yuliana, consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, and her five-person delegation made their inaugural trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands from their home base in Texas. Dr. Yuliana was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas has been named the top cruise destination in the Caribbean for the second year in a row. The award was determined by readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, who voted for their favorite destination in the region in the publication’s 22nd Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The

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ROME — The skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park said Saturday. The partial skeletons were found during excavation of an

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ORLANDO — Locals who want to spend a week visiting Central Florida’s theme parks, or just looking for a deal on a flight, have a new option: Frontier. The twice-weekly flight between Florida’s busiest airport and St. Thomas will connect the two cities in the second month of 2021. Orlando

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It is easy to share the excitement felt across the Caribbean at President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. polls. However, a calmer voice within suggests that while the outcome will bring some short-term big-picture policy gains for the region, the extreme political polarization the election highlighted does not bode

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