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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE REGION: Nearly half of them go to waste, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). SANTIAGO, Chile – Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean announced their interest in promoting an international code of conduct to serve as a global guideline to

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DISNEY VERSION: Of Señor Sapo, a child favorite and now an educational character brought to you and your children by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SAN JUAN —  Señor Sapo is coming! Señor Sapo is coming! Just who is this Señor Sapo? Well, read on gentle reader … Sr. Sapo is a very

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One electrical supply distribution company is leading all the rest 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

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HIV/AIDS AWARENESS: The V.I. Department of Health is joining with other government health organizations around the region to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and encourage more people to get tested. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The V.I. Department of Health recognizes Thursday, June 8th, 2017, as Caribbean/American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! This is an

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Molly Wrede, 15, died after the plane she was in crashed near a crowded beach in Piñones, Puerto Rico on Saturday afternoon. ATLANTA — Ironically, the school Molly Wrede went to was located on Ponce de León Avenue. And one of the major cities in Puerto Rico where

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BLACK GOLD: BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC claimed the gas discoveries in the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells, which come less than two months after the unit ramped up a natural gas compression project onshore Trinidad, one of seven major upstream projects the large company expects to bring online in 2017. PORT

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RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSION: Puerto Rican authorities used scuba divers to search for the missing and dead after a plane from a commuter airline crashed near a crowded beach in Piñones. SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican authorities have identified a girl who died in a small plane crash as 15-year-old Molly

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PINONES PLANE CRASH – The choppy beach at Piñones on the north coast of Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Ocean. Beach goers swam out to the crash site to rescue the injured and bring the dead teen-ager to shore. SAN JUAN — A teenage girl from the United States mainland who

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REFINERY ON FIRE! The Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA)-run facility in Curacao caught fire recently. WILLEMSTAD — A large fire that occurred early Sunday at the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery on the Caribbean island of Curacao is now out, according to witnesses and sources. The facility, run by Venezuelan state oil company

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WHAT DID THEY KNOW AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT? A source familiar with the COFINA creditors’ thinking said the group wants to depose Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, one of his key advisers Elias Sanchez, and AAFAF’s director, Gerardo Portela. By NICK BROWN/Reuters News Service SAN JUAN — Senior creditors

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