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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the latest two-part installment of “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard,” the travel expert and former cruise executive explores the beautiful and recently reopened U.S. Virgin Islands, including stops in the territory’s main islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Ri’chard is joined by a handful of

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HAVANA (Reuters) — In a major reform of the state-dominated economy, the Cuban government will allow small private businesses to operate in most fields, eliminating its limited list of activities, state-run media reported today. The measure, coming as the Caribbean island seeks to recover from an economic slump, will expand

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing VITEMA Director Daryl Jaschen said there is a new hotline for people to call if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination now. “Currently, the territory is still serving Phase 1A and Phase 1B, and as a result the 28-plus providers

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CHRISTIANSTED — On Tuesday, the Department of Public Works said its VITRAN St. Croix office will be closed until further notice. Today, DPW spokeswoman Renee Exius said “the entire Annas Hope Compound” would be closed “throughout the rest of the week.” “The Annas Hope Main Office is expected to reopen

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Public Works is advising the community that effective immediately, VITRAN’s St. Croix office will be closed until further notice, due to at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19. “This closure will allow the department to properly disinfect the office to protect employees and clients,” DPW

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EDINBURGH — Great Scott! That makes two times Donald Trump has been undone by COVID-19. Once in 2020 — and once in 2021. Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in America — or lack thereof — might have cost him the 2020 presidential election. Now Trump is being told by

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CHRISTIANSTED — VIPD’s COVID-19 Task Force and Deputy Police Commissioner Celvin G. Walwyn was monitoring the crowds at the Kallalloo Man at Estate Richmond on Saturday afternoon. The Virgin Islands Police Department has been encouraging everyone to follow the governor’s coronavirus protocols mandate — whether they are indoors or outside.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is the top Caribbean destination on Airbnb, with a 600 percent increase in bookings over 2019. San Juan, Puerto Rico isn’t far behind with a 400 percent increase. Rounding out the top three is Grand Cayman with a 100 percent spike. The Caribbean has been

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming new flights from Minneapolis to St. Thomas this winter from Delta Air Lines and Sun Country Airlines. Delta is offering thrice weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while Minneapolis-based carrier Sun Country is operating weekly Saturday service between Minneapolis-St. Paul

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Boy Scouts motto is: “Be Prepared.” So when coronavirus happened in 2020, it didn’t prevent six St. Croix scouts from achieving the top rank of Eagle Scout. But instead of being recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at the Howard M. Wall Boy Scout Camp

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