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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new custom welded aluminum vessels to the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA). The vessels, designed by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Jeanerette, Louisiana production facility, were recently delivered to St. Thomas and transferred

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high.” Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange hurricane preparedness best practices and

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  [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he will leave tomorrow to meet with cruise industry leaders ahead of the annual Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter will serve as acting governor until Mapp’s return to the Virgin Islands on Monday.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, the lead singer for the soca group Kylo & Stylee Band, was among the five passengers who died aboard the Beechcraft Baron 58 aircraft that crashed Thursday night, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said catastrophic engine

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Five people died — including at least one member of the Kylo & Stylee Band — when a twin-engine aircraft experienced “mechanical issues” on takeoff at Henry Rohlsen Airport and was forced to try to return to the airport to land. The resulting crash landing of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp described the official opening and dedication of Magens Bay on St. Thomas this Thursday, December 7 with Royal Caribbean International as a “great, great sign of progress.” Addressing reporters at Government House on St. Croix on Monday, the governor thanked the cruise company for being

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Irma is still two days away from the territory, but it is already making its presence known financially. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Allure of the Seas and the Celebrity Equinox have each canceled their scheduled visits to St. Thomas this week. Virgin Islands

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ALLURE OF THE SEAS: Photos from inside the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) ship. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean International has adjusted several of Allure of the Seas’ Caribbean  itineraries because of a propulsion issue that’s forced the massive vessel to slow down. Given its reduced speed, the ship, which sails from Port Everglades, Florida

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SUCCESS AT LAST: Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The commissioner of tourism said today that United Airlines will now make more non-stop flights to St. Thomas. Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that talks this week with United Airlines have resulted in the air carrier promising to add more non-stop flights from Houston

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Tuesday December 6, 2016, at about 9:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the waterfront on Veterans Drive after a receiving a report that a car was submerged in the ocean there. Police met with a man who said that he was the only passenger in the

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