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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — The allure of the Caribbean and Mexico is undeniable for many Americans seeking a warm and sunny reprieve from another brutal winter. Fortunately, airfare to some of the most popular destinations throughout the region is down this winter, according to data from Airlines Reporting Corp.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Not all reefs are created equal, a distinction that fish seem to recognize but until now scientists largely overlooked. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers found that if managed properly, Caribbean reefs could support from 60 to 90 percent more sharks,

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USVI Capt. Joe Brugos Photo Credits: K. Grimes [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United States Virgin Islands Rugby Football Union (USVIRFU) is pleased to announce that they will host a Collegiate Seven’s Rugby Tournament, called “Rugby Paradise Smash,” on March 25th, 2017 at the University of the Virgin Islands

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – A Clifton Hill man was given two years in federal prison on Thursday for being a drug user with a Luger. Dwayne Wesselhoft, 29, of St. Croix, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Finch to 24 months in prison for possession of a firearm

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I’LL BE OUT IN FIVE YEARS! Puerto Rico native Gamalier Rohlsen-Arizmendi has a history of drug offenses that date back to 2010, but he was sentenced to just five years in prison for bringing 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rican native with a history

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BLACK OPS IN JUDITH’S FANCY: A black military-style helicopter that was used in the drug interdiction mission. CHRISTIANSTED — Two military-style “black ops” helicopters were used on a successful nighttime drug interdiction operation by the federal government in Judith’s Fancy on January 30, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.

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SPRINT’S CLAUDIO HIDALGO [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Sprint (NYSE:S) and PR Wireless, doing business as Open Mobile, today announced an agreement to combine their businesses in Puerto Rico, together with Sprint’s business in the U.S. Virgin Islands, into a new joint venture. The joint venture between two of the

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CARIBBEAN HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS [ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has advised the application deadline for its scholarship program is Thursday, March 30, 2017. Scholarships are open to Caribbean students and industry professionals pursuing higher education or professional development in the hospitality and tourism field

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — A woman told police that she was trailed to a friend’s house by two masked men on St. Croix’s East End, and when she got out of the car, they beat her, threatened her at gunpoint and then stole her vehicle. On March 1, 2017, about

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CAN’T ACHIEVE A GOAL WHEN NO GOAL IS SET: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is following the chief executive’s (Gov. Kenneth Mapp’) approach to governance with an unfocused, scattershot approach to tourism success that is not bearing significant fruit. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Building on the increase in stay-over arrivals last year, the

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