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MIAMI — As the U.S. continues to enforce strict travel restrictions on travelers from China over the coronavirus outbreak, an increasing number of Caribbean nations are also doing the same, while taking steps to screen arriving passengers at their ports of entry. In recent days, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas,

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BEIJING — Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. said this weekend it would ban guests holding China, Hong Kong or Macau passports from boarding its ships amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The company’s new protocols come in the wake of the fast-spreading virus, which has killed at least 774 people and

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Communication Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau set up procedures for its investment of up to $691 million over the next 10 years to support the build out of advanced broadband and voice services in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The investment, which was announced on

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority said an active fire was reported at the Anguilla Landfill at 11:04 p.m. Friday. “The fire is located on the east corner of the Landfill,” VIWMA spokeswoman Melody Rames said. “Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors and personnel are working expeditiously to bring the fire under control.” VIWMA

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man liming outside a downtown St. Thomas bar and restaurant in his vehicle was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight Thursday morning, authorities said. Police were dispatched to the Delicia Bar & Restaurant in Estate Honduras in reference to a robbery about 11:38 a.m. Thursday, the

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FREDERIKSTED — The VIPD’s Police Operations and Administrative Services building in Mars Hill closed at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday due to “electrical issues,” a prepared statement said. The electrical issues created a potentially hazardous condition for employees in the building, and the decision was made to evacuate all the employees, the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce’s Annual breakfast meeting on Friday February 28 at The Brass Parrot at the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix. Bryan said he will discuss a number of topics and issues, including his strategies

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas police are looking for two masked men who held up an Anna’s Fancy restaurant at gunpoint in broad daylight on Monday. The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of an armed robbery that took place at Rosa’s Place in Anna’s Fancy at 1:05 p.m. on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that his administration was continuing its efforts to digitize government by convening the first meeting of the telehealth workgroup on Wednesday to begin the planning and implementation of telehealth services in the territory. The workgroup, which comprises key stakeholders from both the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said Thursday that the administration and the Virgin Islands Housing Authority has received a $69 million obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the demolition and replacement of residential buildings at the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community. The funding will facilitate

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