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[ad name=”HTML-68″] KINGSTON — A New York woman was found dead in Jamaica, lying on the side of the road with her throat slashed. Desiree Gibbon, 26, of Queens, was found along the roadway in Anchovy in the Parish of Saint James on Saturday. Residents stumbled across her body around

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] ORLANDO — Florida Rep. Darren Soto, with other Congressional Democrats, is pushing for legislation that would hopefully, and finally, give the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico the help they need. On Tuesday, more than two months after Hurricane Maria and Irma’s eyes passed over the Virgin Islands and

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with housing about 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later. The Department of Disaster Management

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CHRISTIANSTED — Today is the last day of the highly active, deadly and destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but Virgin Islanders will feel its impact for years. Politicians are still scrambling to determine how much of the next territorial budget will be dedicated to covering losses that may or may

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Canada’s largest online travel company says Trunk Bay on St. John is one of the Top 10 beaches in the world. FlightNetwork, enlisted more than 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies to rate the world’s 50 best beaches, and the National Park beach on

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SAN JUAN — For the first six months of 2017, data compiled shows that the region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists or 800,000 more than 2016. The Caribbean welcomed nearly a million more tourists than the same period last year for the first half of 2017, according to a regional tourism

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CHRISTIANSTED — Some 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) To help small businesses, loans are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA also can lend money to homeowners and renters hurt by disasters such as Hurricanes

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Army has awarded a contract with The Louis Berger Group Inc. to support critically needed temporary electricity for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The $860 million deal, announced last week by the Department of Defense, comes after Puerto

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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 Brokers, made the

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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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