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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said about 10,000 jobs will be available with the new Emergency Home Repairs V.I. Program. Speaking on Wednesday at his weekly media briefing at Government House on St. Croix, Mapp said the local workforce was expected to fill at least a

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Passenger ratings for St. Thomas, Sint Maarten and San Juan are consistently higher now than before the hurricanes, a senior Carnival Cruise Line executive said Thursday. “There’s a hangover on the eastern Caribbean.” [Some consumers still have the view that] “It’s devastated.

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FILE PHOTO: Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray arrives to a meeting with senators of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) at the Senate building in Mexico City, Mexico January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MEXICO CITY  — Mexico’s foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year despite two devastating hurricanes that hit the region. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said today that visitors spent a record total of $37 billion, up nearly three percent from the previous year,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — With its area of operations heavily damaged in the wake of Hurricane Maria in September, Bohlke International Airways (BIA), the lone service provider at St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, has hired Colorado-based aviation real estate company Western LLC to design its new

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MISSING ATTORNEY: Mark Moroney[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Police in St. John are searching for a well-known British lawyer who has gone missing. Mark Moroney, 70, has been missing since Sunday evening from his home in the Chocolate Hole area of St John. According to police, he had gone outside about

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a long-awaited decision that has major ramifications for the territory’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) program, the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. has rejected the arguments of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and ruled that the federal statute of limitations

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Although musician Jimmy Buffett’s wealth is nowhere near the roughly $83 billion held by legendary investor Warren Buffett, the two Buffetts share both a family name and an ability to succeed. Is it possible they’re related? After all, Margaritaville is no longer a fictional place for those who’ve had one too

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] PORT OF SPAIN — The U.S. Southern Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in the Caribbean, aided and advised state security forces in Trinidad on Thursday to apprehend four extremists who sought to carry out an imminent terrorist attack during Carnival. The rumored attack represented a broadening of

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) issued instructions today on what soldiers should do if they received checks from the government that bounced, the V.I. Free Press has learned. Under the first heading on the February 12 memo titled “Information Regarding Returned Checks”

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