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DALLAS — After a remarkable tourism performance over the past 12 months, the U.S. Virgin Islands is getting back to basics and strengthening its relationship with its airline partners. During a visit to American Airlines’ newly minted headquarters in Dallas last week, Governor Albert Bryan thanked the carrier for its

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SANTIAGO — Maritime freight loaded and discharged in Latin America and the Caribbean is estimated to have fallen by 3.4 percent between 2019 and 2020, according to UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2021 published today. This was a period when exports and imports fell in almost all regions, due to the COVID-19

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If you rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and want to start or return to work, we can help. Ticket to Work (Ticket) is a program that supports career development for SSDI beneficiaries who want to work and progress toward financial independence. The Ticket program is free and

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SAN FRANCISCO — An app that allows users to create and share videos that blend elements of the physical and virtual worlds was launched on Tuesday, with financing from James Murdoch and entertainment industry backers. Octi, which has been updated from an earlier version, seeks to capitalize on burgeoning consumer

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ATLANTA — University of the Virgin Islands student ambassador, Miss UVI Jackeima Flemming, was crowned Miss National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame 2021-2022 in Georgia last weekend. Flemming competed among 19 other contestants from other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and is the third UVI queen to bring the coveted crown and title home.   “I am happy that I achieved my ultimate goal of making UVI proud

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VITRAN will temporarily discontinue its 9 and 11 a.m. fixed route service in St. Thomas on Thursday, the Department of Public Works said today. The suspension will “allow employees to attend a funeral service following the sudden loss of a VITRAN team member,” according to DPW. Services

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HAVANA — A rallying cry for protests in Cuba in favor of greater civil rights fell flat on Monday as most Cuban dissidents stayed home in the face of government pressure, appearing to end a standoff on the same day the Caribbean island reopened its borders to tourists. Dissidents have

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CHRISTIANSTED — The closure of the Limetree Bay refinery will cost the U.S. Virgin Islands nearly $2 billion in lost economic activity, $632 million in the USVI Gross Domestic Product, and 800 jobs, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research. The closure also

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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly press briefing, Assistant Health Commissioner Dr. Nicole Craigwell-Syms reported that active COVID-19 cases continued to decline territory-wide. Residents can get vaccinated at no cost at the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located in each district; both facilities accept scheduled appointments and walk-up requests for the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Health Department said that Lupin Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled batches of two blood pressure drugs last month because they may contain high levels of a substance that could cause cancer. “The recall is due to the potential presence of a probable human carcinogen based

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