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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government power company didn’t follow its lawyers’ advice when it agreed to a $300 million grid-construction contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, according to documents released a House committee probing the now-canceled deal. Documents provided by the public power monopoly known as PREPA show at

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OUT IN THE COMMUNITY: Bishop Herbert Bevard speaks about National Catholic Week in St. Thomas. BALTIMORE — The people of Puerto Rico are still in “a state of emergency” nearly two months after Hurricane Maria, while some residents of the Virgin Islands are showing signs of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) after surviving

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.  — A charity founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson is teaming up with the Clinton Foundation and others to bring solar power to the storm-ravaged American Caribbean. The Virginia Beach-based Operation Blessing International said in a statement last week that the effort will focus on the Virgin Islands

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NEW YORK — Two strangers who met on social media joined forces to create a program that is now sending thousands of packages of much-needed supplies to hurricane victims here and in Puerto Rico. Pam Engle and Sabrina Jureidini first met online in the aftermath of the destruction wrought by

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BAYAMON –– Along a stretch of highway in suburban Bayamon, Puerto Rico, construction workers tried desperately to make progress repairing a 100-foot-long sinkhole before the clouds rolled in. Previous rains had suspended work, as workers watched earth fall back into the hole. “It has not wanted to stop raining” since

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LAZY DAYS: In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 photo, Luis Sierra sleeps in a classroom at a school-turned-shelter after Hurricane Maria left him and other families homeless in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Young people in Puerto Rico have been left stranded by Hurricane Maria. SAN JUAN — Nearly two months

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SAN JUAN — The disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria has set off an anguished debate across Puerto Rico, where friends, family and co-workers are arguing fiercely over the morality of leaving the blacked-out island for the U.S. mainland versus fulfilling a patriotic duty to rebuild. At least 140,000 Puerto Ricans

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For those living in the storm-ravaged St. Thomas, life is far normal. Many homes remain damaged or even uninhabitable after two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, hit thirteen days apart in September. The tourist industry, which accounts for much of the local economy, is almost nonexistent right now.

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TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Has the response by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) been timely? CHARLOTTE AMALIE — More than two months after Hurricane Irma rattled St. Thomas and St. John to the core, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it wants to help YOU! People the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — The electrical company that won the contract for the Virgin Islands  said that every customer on St. Croix should have electricity by April Fools day (April 1, 2018). PSEG, which stands for Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. said some of its workers might be allowed to work only

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