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OVERSIGHT BOARD: Two members of Puerto Rico’s PROMESA federal government oversight board. SAN JUAN — A federal control board has approved a five-year fiscal plan for Puerto Rico, though Gov. Ricardo Rossello warns it’s too austere and will affect government services. The economic blueprint approved today aims to help pull

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CRUZ BAY — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents intercepted Sunday a vessel with four aliens, navigating without lights crossing the border between Tortola and St. John. “AMO crews spend many hours patrolling the Caribbean region to discover smuggling ventures into U.S. territory,” said Johnny Morales, Director

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Young men ages 18 through 25 in St. Thomas are at risk of losing key benefits that are tied to registering with the Selective Service System (SSS) because they fail to register in time. Each year hundreds of men in lose benefits for life because they fail

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WANTED FOR PRISON ESCAPE: PAUL “BOGUS” GIRARD ON ST. CROIX … CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS … DO NOT APPROACH! FREDERIKSTED — Crime Stoppers USVI said tonight it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture and arrest of accused armed robber Paul “Bogus”Girard. Girard, 30, of Estate Strawberry is wanted for escaping from the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has expressed solidarity with the people of Trinidad & Tobago following the dangerous flooding that is seriously impacting residents in communities in various parts of the twin-island nation. “We in the Virgin Islands know all too well the struggles and the pain associated with

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Attendees gathered in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. (Photo credit: Jose Espinal) NASSAU — Hundreds of tourism officials recently headed to the Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas Paradise Island for the annual State of Tourism Industry Conference 2018. The theme of “Rejuvenate, Recreate, Reconnect” set for this event

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DONE DEAL: AFT President Rosa Soto-Thomas stands next to Gov. Kenneth Mapp (middle) and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter on Friday. CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved a two-year contract that will give teachers long-awaited step increases following an almost nine-year wait. The agreement was reached between the St. Croix

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CRUZ BAY – Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter said they are inviting and encouraging St. John residents to share their ideas, concerns and hear from local officials in regard to recovery efforts and other matters affecting the island at a Town Hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at the

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Mon Bijou early this morning. Efrain Rivera, 74, was identified by police as the man who died from an apparent suicide sometime before 7 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Police from the Wilbur

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX AND CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE: BRIANA NORRIS, 26. CHRISTIANSTED — Police said an eight months pregnant former FEMA employee has been charged with child abuse after overdosing on heroin. Briana Norris, 26, of St. Croix was arrested about 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and charged with child

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