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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of the latest wholesale or “rack rate” price for fuel from Gulf Oil Pricing and Limetree Bay. Currently, only retailers on St. Croix purchase fuel from Limetree Bay.  The rack rate is the price used by

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CHRISTIANSTED — To help ensure the safety and well-being of the U.S. Virgin Islands community, its staff, clients and stakeholders, the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) has adjusted its operations on both St. Thomas and St. Croix due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Staff will operate remotely

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SAN JUAN — Silver Airways will launch its newest aircraft in the region.  The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier, which has a network of flights to The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean (the latter out of its hub in Puerto Rico), is set to launch four new ATR-600 series planes in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority told its customers that bills issued this month will represent a sixty-day service period as the authority “works to rebuild and restore both its automated metering and billing systems.” Each system was “severely impacted by the 2017 hurricanes, and efforts

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the regular session of its quarterly meeting today, on the St. Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations request of $40.2 million to cover the local university’s operations and programs.  “Our appropriation remains in line with FY

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has issued three proclamations to commemorate Virgin Islands History Month, Social Work Month and Consumer Protection Week. “The people, natives, inhabitants, citizens and residents of the United States Virgin Islands of various origins, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, colors, beliefs and religions have throughout history, as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raymond J. Williams, executive director of the Virgin Islands Lottery said he would like to invite the public to join him for a pair of town hall meetings: St. Croix on Monday March 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Curriculum Center located at RR2 Kingshill, St. Croix. St.

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CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico — Abdiel Vélez stands with perfect balance as his boat dips and sways with the sea. Such scenes are disappearing along with local fishermen like Vélez, who fear the erosion of a craft passed down for generations. As a changing climate increases ocean surface temperatures around

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CORAL GABLES, Florida — Building on the success of its 2019 training initiatives, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is planning to expand its hospitality training programs and scholarship support in the Caribbean in 2020. The annual New York Times Travel Show fundraising drive saw strong support,

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reported an active fire at the Anguilla Landfill on Friday. “Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors and personnel are working expeditiously to bring the fire under control,” VIWMA spokeswoman Melody Rames said. “VIWMA advises the public and all haulers that landfill

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