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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) was touting its new vendor’s plaza at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal in St. Thomas on social media today. VIPA said it has “completely renovated the entire plaza with new kiosks, a new protective ceiling and a vibrant, fresh coat

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HAVANA — Cuba opens its borders next week signaling new opportunity for pandemic-weary travelers and the island’s tourism industry, but for U.S. citizens getting there requires jumping through hoops like never before, according to the heads of eight U.S. tour agencies. Former President Donald Trump ended cruise ship dockings, reduced flights

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PORT-AU-PRINCEi — A powerful Haitian gang leader said Friday he is easing a chokehold on fuel deliveries that has caused a growing crisis for hospitals, gas stations and even water supplies across the nation’s capital. G9 gang leader Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier held a news conference to announce a seven-day reprieve

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — A series of earthquakes has rattled the Caribbean this week, including a moderate 4.6 which struck along western Haiti overnight Thursday night. Fortunately, none of the fifteen earthquakes that struck the Caribbean were strong enough to generate a tsunami; as such, there is no risk of tsunami to

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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Fain, is stepping down after more than three decades with the U.S. cruise operator that is still recovering from the slump caused by the coronavirus crisis. Finance chief Jason Liberty will takeover as CEO, Royal Caribbean said this week, and will be

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for Enterococci, Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:   

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the Division of Fish and Wildlife has started the BOATING AND ANGLING INFORMATION TRIAL (B.A.I.T.), a fourteen-month research study on vessel activity. The study is funded by the National Oceanic

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The Wonder Years star is in discussions to play Jamaican-Canadian Community worker Harry Gairey TORONTO — Casting is underway for In the Black and popular American actor Richard Gant has been attached to the project to play the role of Jamaican-born Harry Gairey. Produced by CaribbeanTales Media Group and directed by Caribbean-Canadian Frances-Anne

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In celebration of the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ first anniversary, the communication unit at (UVI) will host their inaugural virtual student-led journalism summit on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 via Zoom. A multitude of guests have been invited to celebrate in grand style,

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TEAGUE BAY — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the Division of Coastal Zone Management in collaboration with Friends of the St. Croix East End Marine Park will host an educational snorkel tour to the East End Marine Park’s Demonstration Coral Nursery Site at

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