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FREDERIKSTED — Cynthia Arnold will lead a 70-person team at Diageo’s Captain Morgan distillery as she becomes the firm’s vice president of operations in the territory. Arnold joined Diageo U.S. Virgin Islands in December 2011 as finance manager. She moved into operations in 2017 and “played a key role in

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SAN JUAN — Spirit Airlines has announced that it will expand service to Puerto Rico with two new routes in December. In addition to nonstop flights launched from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Tampa to San Juan earlier this year, the airline will introduce daily flights from Boston, Mass., and Newark, N.J.,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A rogue U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer who allegedly duct taped about 2.2 pounds of cocaine to his underwear prior to boarding a flight to Puerto Rico had his day in court in St. Thomas yesterday. Former TSA officer Miguel Batista, Jr., 26, appeared before U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is reporting close to a 50 percent increase in stay over arrivals this year, a clear signal that tourism in the territory is on a strong rebound. Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte announced that according to the U.S. Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research, the territory welcomed 347,725

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it is currently looking for a tourist from the U.S. mainland who has been missing for four days. Lucy Schuhmann, 48, a visitor from Louisville, Kentucky was last seen at her rental unit in Coral Bay on Wednesday, according to the VIPD. The owner of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a 911 call that directed officers to the downtown area of Guttets Gade, Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas in response to a first-degree robbery about 1:32 a.m. today. “Upon arrival officers encountered the victim who stated that she was walking on

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CRUZ BAY – The Virgin Islands Police Department was notified of an unresponsive Caucasian male at a villa in the Catherineberg area on St. John at about 9:37 p.m. on Sunday. The unresponsive male was identified as Albert O’Neill, 81 of Colorado. Upon arrival, VIPD officers on the scene contacted O’Neill’s

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens expressed his profound sympathies to the people of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian and urged Virgin Islanders to join him in supporting local relief efforts. “Everyone of us know how difficult the recovery from a major

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian has left much of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials today were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the carnage only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials from Carnival Cruise Line, the West Indian Company Limited (WICO) and the local government honored St. Thomians Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan, Jr. for rescuing a wheelchair-bound cruise passenger who accidentally fell off WICO’s dock at Havensight cruise facility on Saturday. Hamilton and Donovan were recognized Monday in

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