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KINGSTOWN — After months of warnings it would, the La Soufrière volcano on St. Vincent finally erupted early this morning, sending nearly a four-mile high plume of ash into the air hours after residents were ordered to evacuate the area, officials said. Photos and videos captured clouds of smoke coming

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SINGAPORE — Singapore currently accounts for a third of the world’s cruises its tourism body said today, owing to the roaring success of its “cruises to nowhere” at a time of crisis in the industry globally. Cruises have yet to restart in many parts of the world after taking a

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KINGSTON — Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay is adding two new room categories as part of the new Chequers building that is available to book now for arrivals beginning December 15. The four-story building in the Caribbean Village will feature 12 Crystal Lagoon Hideaway Swim-Up Club Level junior suites with

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BELMOPAN — For some, the notion of an isolated, utterly private Caribbean atoll may conjure up fantasies of tropical indolence — chaise lounges on a white-sand beach, umbrella drinks and perhaps a paperback. There are chaise longues and umbrella drinks available at Turneffe Flats. But most days the chairs are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE -— “Our newly updated Caribbean island report at InternationalLiving.com has seen a spike in web traffic of 225 percent over the last month. And that traffic is up 184 percent over the same period last year,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor, International Living. “Interest in the Caribbean has increased, which is not surprising considering the cold weather

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CHRISTIANSTED — Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina have been awarded top honors in a new survey of Caribbean hotels by U.S. News and World Report. Each hotel earned a gold badge from the magazine, meaning they are in the top 10 percent of properties

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DALLAS — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs.

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a year in which the tourism industry was repeatedly dealt blows, the U.S. Virgin Islands can see a glimmer of a silver lining among the pandemic-driven storm clouds. The territory was recently named “Destination of the Year” by the online publication Caribbean Journal and The Ritz-Carlton,

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ST. JOHN’S — The U.S. Department of State is recommending U.S. travelers reconsider travel to Antigua and Barbuda due to “health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.” Issued Monday, the State Department travel advisory noted “some areas” of the Caribbean nation have “increased risk,” and directs potential travelers to visit

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