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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The quick reaction of two local men heroically saved the life of a wheelchair-bound cruise ship passenger who went overboard in St. Thomas. The incident happened Saturday when a Carnival Cruise Lines ship docked in St. Thomas. As passengers were coming back and forth from the dock and ship, a

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By KELVIN DENNIE/St. Croix Taxi Driver Dear Editor: As a taxi driver in the territory for over 30 years, I cannot remain quiet after this second attempt to deny me the right of accepting the form of payment I choose. The mandatory language spoils the whole intent of the bill.

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SAN JUAN — An Australian man has fallen to his death from a cruise ship as it approached the U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities said. The man was traveling on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas en route to St. Thomas on Wednesday when he fell overboard. A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Jeffrey Epstein’s armed guards and the sharp rocks that lie beneath the turquoise waters glistening around his “Virgin Island” have long deterred boaters from the area, but curiosity has overcome concern since the financier apparently killed himself in jail as he awaited trial in New York on

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FREDERIKSTED — A man drowned Wednesday on St. Croix while snorkeling with a friend off of Dorsch Beach. Charles Horne, 65, was pronounced dead at the Luis F. Hospital in Estate Diamond at 4:31 p.m. on Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Horne was snorkeling when his friend suddenly realized that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines’ daily flight between Miami and St. Thomas in time for the winter season. Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte reported that from December 18, the third daily flight will operate as a same

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MIAMI – To build on strong investment interest from hotel developers, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism said it will participate in two “important” hospitality conferences in Florida this week. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte will address several hundred participants at the 23rd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 34-year-old St. Thomas woman was arrested Tuesday on charges that she assaulted an unidentified woman near Lionel Roberts Stadium on Bjerge Gade May 4, authorities said. Geneva “Jenevar” Callwood of Bovoni was arrested at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault and battery, disturbance of

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HAVANA — Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the administration of President Donald Trump thwart development. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said upon closing the meeting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — To promote hotel and resort development, the Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) has launched an online database with at least 50 government and privately-owned USVI properties. Developers and investors can learn about these properties at www.investusvirginislands.com  “Hotel and resort developers need readily-accessible resources that can assist them in locating properties that

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