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FREDERIKSTED — Some 81 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) customers in Estate Cane-Cane Carlton are scheduled to lose power tomorrow. The customers who will be affected are on a portion of Feeder 8B, according to WAPA. The authority said to expect at least “a four-hour electrical service interruption

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PORT OF SPAIN — A “light magnitude” earthquake struck about 31 miles off the northwest coast of Trinidad just after midnight today. The quake registered 4.4 on the Richter Scale and happened at 12:10 a.m. today, the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center said. It was recorded at

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SANTO DOMINGO — A “light magnitude” earthquake struck about 40 miles off the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic just after noon on Wednesday. The quake registered 4.3 on the Richter Scale and occurred at a depth of about 7.45 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said

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SAN JUAN — Attorneys representing bondholders hit by a recent request to dismiss more than $6 billion of Puerto Rico’s debt demanded more time to fight the proposal during a federal debt restructuring hearing today. The attorneys said all bondholders need to be alerted and that they worry some will

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NASSAU – A new study released yesterday by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), revealed that the Caribbean and Latin America will need 23 million health and education professionals by 2040. The new study is from the IDB’s latest series on The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean. In

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents seized 884 pounds (401 kilos) of cocaine found inside an abandoned vessel on the coast of the town of Loiza on Monday.  The estimated value of

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SAN JUAN – Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will join President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice-Chair Chelsea Clinton for the third meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico tomorrow.  The Action Network brings together leaders in government, business, and civil society to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library and the Fort Christian Museum National Historic Landmark site will open late on Friday.   Each site will open Friday at 12:00 noon and close at 5:00 p.m., according to DPNR Commissioner

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SAN JUAN — Plans to quickly privatize Puerto Rico’s hurricane-damaged electrical power system have hit a snag with the U.S. commonwealth’s House and Senate at odds over a bill to award concessions for the transmission and distribution system. Senators on Monday balked at the bill, in part because the House of

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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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