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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands started to welcome back leisure travelers on June 1, but closed its borders once again on August 19 and reinstated stay-at-home orders for locals after a surge in coronavirus cases. After cases dipped, leisure travel officially resumed once again on September 19, with entry testing requirements

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PARIS — European stocks slid today after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, hitting equity markets globally. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 0.5%, although pulling back from early losses of as much as 1.1%. The German DAX and France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.8% each, while UK’s FTSE 100 declined 0.6%. Trump said today

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who minimized the threat of the coronavirus pandemic for months, said that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 38 cats and dogs from St. Thomas have a new lease on life thanks to the good people of New England. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said 10 cats and dogs arrived at the MSPCA in Cape Cod on August 29.

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KRALENDIJK — Three Caribbean islands and two European countries have been removed from the British Government’s list of COVID-19 safe places to come from. Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba are the three Caribbean islands to have been removed from the safe travel corridor list, UK Secretary of State for Transport

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MIAMI — The winter Caribbean campaign for Sea Cloud Cruises has been canceled, Seatrade Cruise News reported today. Sea Cloud Cruises still plans to resume sailing with all three ships, including the new Sea Cloud Spirit, in Europe this spring. “In view of the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic,

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NEW DELHI — In the bleak ranking of worst COVID-19 outbreaks, the United States, with 7.2 million infections, is likely to be eclipsed only by India, which has 1 million fewer cases but is catching up fast. Yet parts of India have led the world in one aspect of the pandemic response:

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reminded territorial residents of the availability of the federal stimulus payment of $1,200 for individual or head of household filers, and $2,400 for married residents who file joint returns. In accordance with the IRS regulations, the deadline to file

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U.S. travelers to the Caribbean can breathe easier thanks to a new partnership between the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and Trip Mate, offering travel protection if the unexpected happens with a visit booked at participating member hotels. Trip Mate, one of the global leaders in administering protection to travelers and hotels,

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly press briefing to update residents about the status of the COVID-19 virus in the territory, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta, Jr. was joined by Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez, who announced a second round of P-EBT benefits, and Division of Personnel Director Dayna Clendinen, who announced

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