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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the disability community in the Virgin Islands will soon be equipped with emergency radios that could mean the difference between life and death in the face of a disaster, thanks to the efforts of the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD).

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Ricans who lost their jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma can start applying for disaster unemployment assistance after the U.S. doubled the 26 weeks of benefits, officials announced today. The National Employment Law Project estimates that more 10,000 Puerto Ricans are eligible and that lump-sum payments

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FREDERIKSTED — Human Services said that people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the territory will get them early this month. According to acting Human Service Commissioner Felicia Blyden, the Food and Nutrition Services under the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided notice to states and territories

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Do you have questions about types of emotional support animals? If you’ve got an emotional or mental health illness or condition that affects your life, you may be considering an ESA as part of your treatment plan. Which pets make the best ESAs comes down to the type of animal

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – A Florida family dealing with the sudden loss of their father has hit a wall trying to bring his body home for burial over the holidays. Dr. Joseph Horgan, 65, a renowned cardiologist with the Broward County health system died on December 20th in the British

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SANTIAGO — Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior. Rodrigo Ubilla, Chile’s Interior Ministry subsecretary, told Chilean Sunday paper El Mercurio in

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MEXICO CITY — Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years and eventually force him to seek refuge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Islands Elevated will be hosting a benefit concert to support the long-term recovery of the Caribbean. The event will take place in Los Angeles on February 8th, 2019. It will be hosted by St. Thomas’ very own R. City, who have written songs and recorded with the

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 74 Dominican migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tuesday night following the at-sea interdictions of four migrant vessels off Puerto Rico. The interdictions were a result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has condemned the attack on worshipers at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that took place over the weekend. Mapp said that his administration joins communities across the United States in mourning the loss of life, and offered prayers of support to

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