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SAN JUAN – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) partners, seized 2,325 pounds of cocaine Oct. 13, from a go-fast vessel near Las Paulinas Beach in the municipality of Luquillo. The cocaine has an estimated street value

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SAN JUAN — Authorities dismantled a transnational drug trafficking organization that used the U.S. Postal Service to purchase and traffic drug shipments to and from Puerto Rico, highlighting how vulnerabilities in mailing services can help facilitate criminal activities. Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs

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SAN JUAN — The FBI has raided a government office in Puerto Rico’s capital to seize documents and other items as part of an investigation into alleged fraud. Special agent in charge Douglas Leff said federal investigators are also looking into potential obstruction of the investigation. According to Leff, agents believe documents tied to the reported

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It is an understatement to say that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were hit hard by hurricanes last year. But the Emerald Isle and America’s Paradise have made dramatic progress since the setbacks presented by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Airbnb, a marketplace for home

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  NEW YORK — The price of some U.S. Virgin Islands bonds’ on the secondary market has more than doubled since the end of last year, The Bond Buyer reports today. According to the Electronic Municipal Marketplace Access web site, on December 28, 2017 a customer bought $2 million of

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FLOOD PLAN: Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter (left) and Gov. Kenneth Mapp discuss flood mitigation plans on Thursday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp shared flood mitigation plans for various communities and is urging residents to give their input before the government proceeds further. Taking part in a town hall meeting

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ATHLETIC SUPPORTER: Gov. Kenneth Mapp (left) stands next to Nels Hawkinson on Thursday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The popular basketball festival, Paradise Jam, returns to the Virgin Islands next month. Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Executive Director of the Basketball Travelers, Nels Hawkinson on Thursday to discuss the tournament schedule for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, A.J. Collazo and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that an upcoming prescription take-back event is scheduled for October 27th on St. Croix and St. Thomas. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and

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SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico say one person has died and four others were injured following a shooting at a nightclub in the U.S. commonwealth. Authorities said in a statement that the shooting occurred early today at a club called Like in the capital of San Juan. The

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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain and unleashed flooding as it passed through the eastern Caribbean on Thursday. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect today. Officials on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe closed schools on yesterday and today as a preventive measure. Rain and thunderstorms

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