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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A bipartisan team of governors from five states and Puerto Rico have signed-on to a letter that Governor Albert Bryan sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, the chairwoman of President Biden’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, asking the CDC

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement congratulating native Virgin Islander Adrianne Todman following the announcement that President Biden intends to nominate her for the position of Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: “I want to congratulate Adrianne Todman on the announcement of her nomination and also thank

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement about the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to withdraw one of the Limetree Bay permits: “As many of you are aware, under my predecessor, the Government of the Virgin Islands entered into a series of operating agreements with Limetree Bay to restart operations

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s nomination of Derek Gabriel to become the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. All six members of the Senate committee voted in favor of moving Gabriel’s nomination forward for a vote by the full 34th Legislature.

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TURNER HOLE, St. Croix — Spring is finally here, and Divi Resorts is celebrating the season with 30 percent off 2021 travel to Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Croix, and Sint Maarten. Rates are as low as $145 per night (room only) and $195 per person, per night (all-inclusive). Plus, travelers who sign up for Divi’s Devotion Discount program will also receive an additional

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HAMILTON — Cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said today it would require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all guests and crew when it restarts trips from U.S. ports in July. The company’s announcement follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest guidance last week to the cruise

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CHRISTIANSTED — An oil and gas industrial maintenance company on St. Croix gave a generous donation to police so local law enforcement could purchase a new K-9 dog. V.I. Industrial Services of Estate Diamond Ruby contributed $14,295 so that the Virgin Islands Police Department could get a K-9 officer. VIPD

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Are we truly alone in the universe? You and I might not know the answer to that question, but a handful of people at the highest echelons of government have started to publicly talk about how seriously they take aliens. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been particularly vocal about

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HAVANA — Trumpeter Carlos Sanchez serenaded tourists in Old Havana for 30 years, earning handsome tips — until the coronavirus pandemic hit and Cuba closed its borders a year ago on April 1. Now the 57-year-old ekes out a living repairing fans. The global vaccination drive is sparking hopes worldwide

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HAVANA — Several Caribbean island nations have issued a plea to the United States to share its stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines with the region as it has said it would with Mexico and Canada, calling on it not to neglect its “third border.” The independent island states of the Caribbean

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