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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One electrical supply distribution company is leading all others in the region — Electrical Conductors, LLC. Founded in 2005 and well-established by 2012, Electrical Conductors, LLC is one of the fastest growing electrical distributors serving the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Their team highly-qualified and expert

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SAN JUAN — The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee that oversees Puerto Rico on Thursday said the bankrupt island’s federal oversight board was dragging its feet on approving a $9 billion power utility restructuring. Utah Republican Rob Bishop, who chairs the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, said the

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CARACAS – The 2018 Caribbean Series baseball tournament, originally slated to be held in Venezuela, has been relocated to Mexico, the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation said, amid a wave of violent protests in that South American country. The confederation did not specify why the tournament, which brings together the champions of

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SAN JUAN —Seaborne Airlines said that it is pleased to announce that non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda, V.C. Bird International Airport, will resume starting Friday, July 21, 2017. Seaborne Airlines and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority have

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CREATIVE CHEF: Nandi Furet of St. Thomas showed she had the right stuff when it comes to culinary creations. Furet, a senior at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, got top honors at the 2017 Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami. MIAMI — Ivanna Eudora

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DAMAGED FOR LIFE: Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. According to a report released Thursday on the impact of Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, about 1 in 20

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NASSAU — Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA is moving millions of barrels of oil from a Bahamas storage facility after terminating a contract with the owner, Buckeye Partners LP, according to internal data and sources close to the decision. Buckeye and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) had tried to resolve

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OVERFISHING IN SOUTH AMERICA: Fishermen in Chile use a purse seiner to catch Jack mackerel in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo courtesy: NOAA) GLAND, Switzerland — Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards

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SPECIAL REPORT ON PUERTO RICO PLEBISCITE By NICK BROWN and TRACY RUCINSKI Reuters News Service SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday said the island’s vote in favor of becoming a U.S. state, despite low voter turnout and widespread boycotts, was “a fair and open” process that U.S. Congress

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51ST STATE IS PUERTO RICO? Not if President Donald Trump and the 115th U.S. Congress have any say in the matter. People across the mainland view today’s vote as a desperate appeal to have the United States financially bail out the fiscally-hurting American commonwealth that the U.S. acquired during the

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