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USVI prepares to commemorate 175th anniversary as “Birthplace of emancipation in the USA”

Source: Virgin Islands 175th Emancipation Commemoration Committee Albert Bryan Jr., Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands (June 22, 2023) – The U.S. Virgin Islands is closing in on the historic commemoration of its 175th Emancipation Day, which…

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Eastern Caribbean Heads express solidarity with USVI on safe restart of Cruise Tourism

OECS Chairman Roosevelt Skerrit thanks USVI Governor Albert Bryan Jr. for “advocacy, solidarity and support”. U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (June 18, 2021) – Heads of government across the Eastern Caribbean have thrown their support behind calls made last week by U.S….

Football: Concacaf statement/Cayman beat Barbados

Cayman Islands beat Barbados at Truman Bodden Stadium Last Sunday (8) the Cayman Islands national men’s football team beat Barbados 3-2. This was their their second win in as many games to begin their CONCACAF Nations League campaign after beating…

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Boschulte seizes moment in front of 3,000 journalists in front of USVI as top of Caribbean destinations

By Ernice Gilbert From The Virgin Islands Consortium MIAMI, FLORIDA — Department of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte knew he had a short window — exactly two minutes — to promote the U.S. Virgin Islands in front of over 3,000 top…

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New climate change report claims dire picture for Caribbean, world,

From The Virgin Islands Consortium A major report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change has alarmed leaders the world over and sent a shock through global citizens on the near-future consequences of changing weather patterns caused by…

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Solar PV + Energy Storage Systems take charge in the Caribbean

By Livio Filice From Renewable Energy World The decreasing cost of solar PV and battery storage equipment coupled with high cost of electricity and grid outages are playing an increasingly important role in the future energy landscape of the Caribbean…

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Eastern Caribbean destinations’ fast recoveries show region’s resiliency, popularity

Source: Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association MIRAMAR, Fla., July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The overwhelming majority of the Caribbean’s more than million square miles was unhindered following last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Nearly 100 ports were operating immediately after the…

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The View From Europe: The hidden cost of not complying with EU Data Rugulations

By David Jessop Normally the private sector tends to respond to change far faster than the public sector. This is because it is bottom line oriented, has an impatient electorate in the form of shareholders who can vote by disinvesting…

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Cruise Group lauds U.S. Virgin Islands partnership

From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – 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…

President Clinton Applauds Airlink Commitments to Disaster Preparedness and Response

Airlink From reliefweb Airlink commits to pre-position relief efforts and transport school nurses for Caribbean recovery MIAMI — Former President Bill Clinton commended humanitarian response nonprofit Airlink and other organizations for their Commitments to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative…