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[ad name=”HTML-68″]   BRIDGETOWN — Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September. Scott Stollmeyer, Managing Director, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean for CGM Gallagher Insurance

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] TALLAHASSEE — Public power personnel from four Florida municipal electric utilities headed to the territory last week to assist with ongoing power restoration efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) said. “After Hurricane Irma tore through nearly the whole state, Florida utilities were the grateful

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DEBRIS BURN: Hurricane debris from Irma is burned in Orlando, Florida this year. The amount of debris collected is equal to the amount of trash collected in 1.3 years. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY – The Sierra Club, Island Green Living Association and the Virgin Island Conservation Society have notified the

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BIG MESS: The street of Roseau, capital of Dominica, is littered with debris as it struggles to overcome the severe impact of Hurricane Maria which tore through the region in September 2017. Image: Roosevelt Skerrit,CC BY-SA 2.0,via Wikimedia Commons [ad name=”HTML-68″] BRIDGETOWN — The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — People here are organizing against a “dolphinarium” proposed for Coral World on St. Thomas — what they call a “dolphin prison” with vast environmental impacts to nearby beaches from the food the mammals leave behind — and the feces they leave behind as well. Marie

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN – Caribbean countries need “a new and better deal” – one that includes access to concessional finance and adequate insurance – if they are to build climate resilience, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said this week at an international conference to mobilize support for the reconstruction of communities

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — On a recent Friday, Jose Alvarez arose before dawn, loaded his three children into his van and drove with his wife two hours from their home in the mountainside community of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. His wife and children boarded

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – Some Virgin Islanders who sustained damages as a result of hurricanes Irma or Maria may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stating they are ineligible for disaster assistance. If you are a survivor who received an ineligibility letter, don’t give up. It

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Orbitel, a local Internet service provider based on St. Croix, is going out of business for good. The company, which for years had provided high-speed fiber Internet service to commercial concerns, only recently began to offer residential service to customers. The closure of Orbitel had been

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Speaking at a news conference hosted by Acting Governor Osbert Potter this week, Executive Director Julio Rhymer, Sr. thanked WAPA’s employees, along with the on and off-island contractors, and the public who continue to support the ongoing restoration of electrical service across the territory. Rhymer reported

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