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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA), today announced that since permission was granted for the acceptance of technical calls and warm lay-ups at its seaports, a booking has been accepted. The BVIPA has agreed on conditions to allow Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas and Rhapsody of

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CHRISTIANSTED — British Petroleum has given the operator of the Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix more time to fully restart and retain its crude oil supply agreement after the plant failed to hit operating targets last year, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, BP threatened to

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SAN FRANCISCO — Shares of Twitter Inc slumped seven percent today on course to knock off about $2.5 billion from the market value of the microblogging platform after it permanently suspended the account of U.S. President Donald Trump. The slide came as some Republicans hit out over the weekend at

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WASHINGTON — U.S. House of Representatives Democrats plan a vote today to urge Vice President Mike Pence to take steps to remove President Donald Trump from office after his supporters’ deadly storming of the Capitol, before attempting to impeach him again. The plan, spelled out by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A driver who was trapped inside his burning vehicle after he lost control and crashed into a utility pole in St. Thomas has died from the injuries he sustained, authorities said. Joseph Santana, 19, of Sugar Estate, was identified by next of kin as the accident victim,

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KINGSHILL — The Department of Health was sharing health information, masks and other giveaways at the Eddie Ortiz Annual Three Kings Tradition Committee’s 20th Children Gift Giveaway this afternoon. The drive-thru event took place at Estate Profit (Machuchal) next to the basketball court starting at 12:00 p.m. today, the VIDOH

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works said today that Main Street will be closed between Hublot and the Grand Hotel tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. The road closures will allow “the contractor to pressure wash and clean the newly installed Eurocobble pavers,” DPW spokeswoman Renee Exius

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), today confirmed that it closed the Knud Hansen Complex on Thursday after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. While the building is not unsafe, DHS is closing the building to ensure staff can maintain social distancing while testing and other enhanced

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SANTO DOMINGO — The Dominican Republic needs to change its culture so that women are seen as more than housewives for this week’s ban on child marriage to work, girls’ rights campaigners said on Thursday. The Caribbean nation has one of Latin America’s highest rates of child marriage and early

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PHILADELPHIA — A federal appellate court has affirmed former Ranger American Guard Clement Bougouneau’s conviction, and said there is sufficient evidence to prove he stole $70,000 from an ATM on St. John two days before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Bougouneau, 53, is currently incarcerated at the Residential Reentry Management field

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