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PHILIPSBURG — The Dutch navy intercepted at least 400 kilograms of cocaine in the Caribbean. The drugs were in packages thrown overboard by a boat sailing under the Venezuelan flag, ANP reports. The crew of naval vessel Zr. MS. Friesland noticed that the boat’s sailing behavior was odd and decided to

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WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech this week has announced $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) grants to the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to address critical

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma knocked out power across the British Virgin Islands, electricity boss Leroy Abraham will be among the last residents to have their homes reconnected. But Abraham, general manager of the British overseas territory’s electricity corporation (BVIEC), has barely had time to

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TYRONE LAKE’S WINNING ENTRY FREDERIKSTED — Tyrone Lake of St. Croix is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled “Present and Future.”

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Securing a business loan if you have bad credit can be frustrating as lenders continue turning you down. A bad credit tells most lenders that once upon a time, you had poor management over your finances, which makes them hesitant to give out loans to small business owners. The good

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SPANISH TOWN — A clean-power company owned by billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has taken over a St. Croix solar farm that was damaged last year by Hurricane Maria. Virgin’s BMR Energy unit, which develops, owns and operates clean-energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, plans to restore the four-megawatt

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The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is releasing data-collecting drones into the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) through an agreement with Ocean and Coastal Observing – Virgin Islands (OCOVI), has lent its support to housing data-collecting underwater drones that will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has ordered that the minimum wage of all Executive Branch employees be raised to $13 per hour and for the base salaries of teachers, social workers and other vital government workers to be significantly increased in order to retain and recruit a robust workforce.

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently installed a new Federal Inspection Station at Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. The $6 million station uses advanced technology and allows passengers to move through a single point of control, speeding up entry to the island. It incorporates

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CHRISTIANSTED – When the electric power system in the U.S. Virgin Islands is rebuilt, it will be stronger than it has ever been. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), plans to harden the power grid so it can withstand hurricanes with

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