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SAN JUAN — There’s good news for employers who have not yet applied for the Employee Retention Benefit in Puerto Rico. The deadline to apply for the program has been extended to June 30th, 2019 for first time filers and July 14th, 2019 for anyone wishing to amend a previous

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CHRISTIANSTED — Some of our most vital occupations are being celebrated nationally this week and Senate President Kenneth Gittens has expressed his appreciation to Virgin Islands corrections officers, nurses and teachers. May 5-11 is recognized as National Correctional Officers Week, May 6-12 as National Nurses Week and May 6-10 as

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ORLANDO — Two Department of Health employees recently received national recognition for their work in vector control at the 85th American Mosquito Control Association annual meeting in Florida. The employees, David Delgado and Aubrey Drummond, each received the Boyz-Ariaz Grass Roots Award, an award that commends non-supervisory field staff and

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WASHINGTON — Legislation recently introduced in Congress would establish a grant program for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to fund development of renewable energy resources, microgrids and energy storage. The bill aims to improve the electric system on the two island territories. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders signed an agreement this month to maximize inspection and detection capabilities in order to prevent illegal and harmful products entering the U.S. through the nation’s International Mail Facilities (IMFs) and Ports of

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NEW YORK — Whooping cranes, common ravens and peregrine falcons are among the celebrities of the sky in the eyes of Americans, even those who’ve never laid eyes them. The ruffed grouse or purple martin? They’re like friends you might chat with. The wrentit and the Abert’s towhee are like

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CHRISTIANSTED — Hurricanes Irma and Maria damaged much of the electricity transmission and distribution systems in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in 2017. This resulted in the longest blackout in U.S. history—about 11 months in Puerto Rico. Federal agencies usually support local utilities in disaster responses. In Puerto

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WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. addressed a host of issues related to the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in the territory during a recent meeting with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson in the nation’s capitol. During the meeting with Secretary Carson, Bryan highlighted several key

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MEMPHIS — David Vanterpool of St. Thomas is being considered for the head coaching position of at least three NBA teams. Vanterpool, 46, has been on staff of the Portland Trail Blazers since 2012, will be interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Memphis Grizzlies.  The

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CLEVELAND — David Vanterpool of St. Thomas is one of at least four coaches the Cleveland Cavaliers are considering to be their new head coach. “Cavaliers expect to interview several assistants involved in playoffs, including Utah’s Alex Jensen and Portland’s David Vanterpool, sources tell ESPN,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Sunday.

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