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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office will conduct a Federal Contracting Opportunities Boot Camp on St. Thomas on June 27 as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican sea captain and a native of the Dominican Republic were captured by the feds while operating a maritime smuggling operation in the territory. Eduardo Javier Reyes of the Dominican Republic and Arturo Serrano Arizmendi of Puerto Rico appeared Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority admitted that one of its employees was fooled by an Internet phishing scheme that cost the quasi-government authority more than $2 million. On two occasions in 2018, WAPA said it was the victim of “a Business Email Compromise (BEC), an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Kenneth Gittens took Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority officials to task Wednesday for failing to notify the appropriate local authorities and nearby residents of a major diesel fuel oil spill at the Randolph Harley Power Plant at Krum Bay on St. Thomas. The St. Croix

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix native Tim Duncan returned home to help launch a new children’s education initiative called “Yes! Our Kids Can.” Duncan and his wife Vanessa will be donating $500,000 via The Tim Duncan Foundation to help kick start the program, which is designed to help create higher education opportunities

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton has announced the launch of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition. The competition seeks to address the job skills and placement gaps faced by U.S. businesses by providing funding to create or expand programs with

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SAN JUAN — Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) establishes its presence in Puerto Rico with Agustín Carbó, formerly from the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau, who joins the organization as a senior manager. Based in San Juan, Carbó will oversee the development of a community-focused microgrids project, which aims to increase access

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SAN JUAN — Three officials with Puerto Rico’s Senate were arrested by FBI agents Thursday and later charged by the U.S. commonwealth’s federal prosecutor with alleged corruption for a case involving a scheme to defraud the legislature using “ghost employees.” Federal prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said 18 charges were brought

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that a main water line broke near the entrance road to the Bovoni Landfill in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The Nadir and Bovoni pump stations are affected by this “force main break” at the Mangrove Lagoon Wastewater treatment plant and

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SAN JUAN — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch across the Virgin Islands through tonight. This impacts much of Puerto Rico and the entire U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Rainfall accumulation was expected to be between one to three inches yesterday with isolated higher

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