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THE HAGUE — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands raised its travel advisory for Sint Maarten from yellow to orange this weekend. People are urged to only travel to and from the island for urgent reasons. The ministry decided to advise against vacation travel to Sint Maarten and

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MARIGOT — United States tourists cannot cross the border from Dutch Sint Maarten to French Saint starting today, according to The Daily Herald, a Philipsburg, Sint Maarten newspaper. The report says the announcement is until further notice. Sylvie Feucher, prefect of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy, has previously said that, due to a high number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) said that Spirit Airlines has cancelled all flights from Orlando to St. Thomas scheduled for today. Additionally, Seaborne (Silver Airways) has no flights scheduled for today, Wednesday. But territorial airports are open and other flights are operating as normal. Travelers are encouraged

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Two million people visit the Virgin Islands every year and the islands thrive on tourism. Many people opt for package tours, or a beach holiday, but if you really want to experience the diverse landscapes and communities on the island, then a road trip is the way to go. You

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Тhе gоvеrnmеnt оf thе Вrіtіѕh Vіrgіn Іѕlаndѕ hаѕ nоtіfіеd аll nоn-nаtіоnаlѕ thаt thеу must lеаvе оnсе thеу hаvе lоѕt thеіr јоbѕ аnd аrе unаblе tо fіnd wоrk duе tо СОVІD-19. Тhе rеаѕоn fоr thе dесіѕіоn іѕ that аll nоn-nаtіоnаlѕ whо lоѕt thеіr јоbѕ wіll now

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced the launch of phase one of a new online portal that will pre-screen and assist with the certification process of all travelers prior to their arrival in the territory. The goal is to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The U.S.

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MIAMI — Cruise ships’ close-contact environments increase the risk of spreading infectious diseases as we’ve been reminded by multiple COVID-19 outbreaks on ships this year. And the risk of spreading disease doesn’t stop when passengers disembark. Along with last week’s announcement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would

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The family of Coreen Bryant Lewis regrets to announce the passing of our dearly beloved wife, mother, sister and aunt, who died in North Carolina on May 12, 2020 after several months of illness. Coreen A.B. Lewis was born July 29, 1948, in St. Thomas, USVI, to her late parents

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NASSAU — The Bahamas allowed Americans to stay in their country for 17 days after re-opening to tourists. Now it is saying that the United States’ visitors have to go … until the threat of the COVID-19 disease is no more. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis held a press conference today

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte says while the global community learns to adapt to COVID-19, protecting lives and livelihoods while ensuring the territory’s economic survival is the order of the day for the foreseeable future. Boschulte said while there was a 5.6 percent increase in overall positive cases over

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