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1 hr ago | Caribbean News Now!

Potential buyer found for USVI oil refinery

US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh met on Sunday with 11 members of the 30th Legislature to provide an update on the HOVENSA oil refinery sales process. "Today's meeting provided the opportunity for me to update our senators on what progress has been made towards the sale of the south shore refinery on St Croix.

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11 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

British Virgin Islands: Tennis getaway

Having a bad tennis day? Worse yet, a bad tennis year? Improve your game amid the rolling hills, blue waters and secluded beaches of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, where Rosewood Little Dix Bay offers Legends Camp, a five-day tennis getaway. The Caribbean resort will offer coaching by Wayne Bryan, Murphy Jensen and Brad Gilbert, as well as the opportunity to cheer on tennis superstars Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, Kim Clijsters, Martina Hingis and last year's Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli during the Necker Cup Tennis Charity Exhibition.

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Related Topix: British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands Travel, Caribbean Travel, Travel, World News, Central America

Mon Sep 15, 2014

TMCnet

Vermont Set to Increase Broadband Availability Over the MountainsBy: Michael Guta

According to last year's rankings by a group known as State Broadband Data and Development , made up of the 56 territories and states of the U.S.A., Vermont ranked number 53. The Green Mountain state was only better than the Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. As communities around the country become more aware of the importance of broadband technology , they are introducing initiatives to increase their capacity to attract new businesses and give their residents the technology that is readily available around the world.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Oceania, Northern Mariana Islands, World News, Central America

The Daily Herald

With competition spending millions, Mingo stresses cruise re-invention

With news over the weekend of Antigua's intention to construct a multi-million-dollar cruise facility, Chief Executive Officer of Port of St. Maarten Mark Mingo used the opportunity to re-iterate a position he has championed on numerous occasions: the importance of St. Maarten re-inventing itself as a cruise destination. reported on Friday that the Antigua Port Authority announced a US $200 million redevelopment of its current facilities that serve cruise passengers.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, World News, Central America

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Herald

Man shot in chest in drive-by shooting

A 25-year-old man from French Quarter was brought into the hospital by friends on Sunday morning after having been shot in the chest, a source confirmed. K.L.B. had been a passenger in a grey Kia Picanto, which had come from St. Peters and was approaching the roundabout near Le Grand MarchA© in Cul de Sac in the left lane, preparing to turn left towards Philipsburg.

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Caribbean News Now!

USVI to receive close to $3 million in federal grants for capital improvement projects

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here . The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, John de Jongh, US Governors, World News, Central America

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

V.I. marine industry leaders agree job growth, resourcefulness are needed to revitalize field

Marine industry experts are hoping that the territory can take advantage of its existing assets to revitalize an industry that has lost steam in the last few decades. About two dozen leaders in the industry convened this week at the University of the Virgin Islands to hold the "V.I. Marine Industry Forum," a forum organized by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning.

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Related Topix: University of the Virgin Islands, World News, Central America, Jersey County, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, St. John, Virgin Islands

Noozhawk

Adelante Students Teleconference with Caribbean Research Vessel

Students from fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Adelante Charter School in Santa Barbara experienced a live two-way video conference with scientists aboard the EV Nautilus , via a specially equipped auditorium at the UCSB Marine Sciences Department last Tuesday. The EV Nautilus is an educational research vessel currently exploring underwater volcanic seamounts in the Caribbean Sea, in the Anegada Passage near the British Virgin Islands.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Oceanography

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Gabel joins Smart Water Technologies

George Gabel has been named customer support manager at Smart Water Technologies Inc., according to a media release. In his new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of customer relations from initial contact through installation and follow up.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

UVI considering proposal for eco-industrial park on St. Croix

Daily News file photo Robert Budike places a tilapia fish in a purge tank in June 2010 at the University of the Virgin Islands aquaponics facility on the St. Croix campus. ST. THOMAS - The University of the Virgin Islands board heard a proposal Thursday to develop an eco-industrial park on St. Croix.

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Related Topix: University of the Virgin Islands, World News, Central America

GlobeNewswire

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation Hires MacKenzie Partners, Inc.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation , a turnkey supplier of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion and Seawater Air Conditioning Systems worldwide, today announced that the Company has retained MacKenzie Partners, Inc. to assist Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation with the advisory and information agent services in regards to the Client's Rights Offering and other activities. "We are pleased to engage MacKenzie Partners, Inc. to provide us with corporate governance consulting and information agent services as we enter the next stage of our company's development," said Jeremy Feakins, Chairman and CEO of Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

USVI declares war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here . The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

USVI to receive $165 million for FY 2015 rum cover-over revenue

On Friday, Governor John de Jongh received notification from the Office of Insular Areas of the Department of the Interior that the government of the US Virgin Islands would shortly receive $165 million for estimated rum excise tax cover-over for fiscal year 2015. The payment was approved by interior assistant secretary for insular areas Esther Kia'aina, based on the governor's submittal that 2015 excise tax collections would amount to approximately $166.95 million.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News, US Governors, John de Jongh

Virgin Islands Daily News

Port Authority receives federal grants to make improvements

The V.I. Port Authority has received $4.9 million in federal grants to fund much needed repairs and renovations at both of the territory's airports. Discretionary funding must be applied for, and there is no guarantee that the territory will get the money.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, World News, Central America, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Virgin Islands Daily News

Tiny bird makes epic journey back to St. Croix

Hope the whimbrel, a small brown shorebird, has arrived on St. Croix to spend her sixth winter in the Virgin Islands. Local bird watchers Lisa Yntema and Carol Cramer-Burke spotted Hope at Great Pond on Tuesday.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Number of chikungunya cases increases in USVI

Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett has reported that the Department of Health is monitoring a recent uptick in the number of confirmed/probable cases of chikungunya in the US Virgin Islands. As of Friday, there have been a total of 30 confirmed/probable cases in the territory.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Jersey County, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Commuters call continuing trouble with V.I.'s 2 new ferries a 'bridge to nowhere'

Daily News Photo by ALDETH LEWIN The Virgin Islands' two new ferries sit out of service Thursday afternoon at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay, St. John. These were just some of the responses St. Johnians had Thursday when asked about the two brand new ferryboats that have been parked at the dock and sitting idle in Cruz Bay for more than a month.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Jersey County, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, St. John, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands,

Crooks and Liars

Did Harvard Know It Was Invested In Payday Lending Scheme?

So it sounds like Harvard officials had a pretty good idea this was a sleazy operation designed to evade regulations, but didn't care as long as they got their returns. It's complicated, go read the whole thing.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, World News, Central America, US News, Liberal Political News

Jamaica Observer

Docu-flick on St Croix's reggae scene

ESCAPE To St Croix is the title of a documentary looking at the vibrant reggae scene in the United States Virgin Islands. Produced by French company Reggaescape, it has interviews with leading players in those territories including Pressure Busspipe, Bambu Station, Army, Dezarie and Reemah.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News

Wed Sep 03, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Virgin Islands guv pardons convicted ex-lawmaker

The U.S. Virgin Islands governor said Wednesday that he is pardoning a former senator who was convicted of failure to file income tax returns so she can again run for public office. In 2009, Alicia "Chucky" Hansen received a three-year suspended sentence for the violation of income tax laws.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News, US Governors, John de Jongh

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