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ON TARGET: Brig. Gen Dustin A. Shultz, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command, speaks at the Rio Piedras Rotary Club, during the club’s weekly meeting. Shultz’ speech at the Rotary Club is part of the U.S. Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command community engagement initiative,

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CHRISTIANSTED – While the assessment of damage and losses is still being completed for educational facilities across the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has qualified the USVI for $107 million in assistance for temporary classrooms for the 2018-19 school year, which begins on September 4, 2018.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the LBJ Pump Station in Richmond is off-line. On Thursday, April 05, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the LBJ Pump Station went offline due to a damaged component in the Motor Control Center (MCC),

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SAN JUAN – A former Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for possessing and producing child pornography. The sentence follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government submitted a required fiscal plan on Thursday that excludes pension cuts and layoffs sought by a federal oversight board as legislators in the U.S. commonwealth angered by its demands debate a bill that would withhold payments for board member salaries, among other things. Gov.

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SAN JUAN — If you live here, Stormy Weather isn’t a just a jazz standard. In a preseason forecast issued Thursday, Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project predicts the upcoming hurricane season that begins June 1 will again be busy, although not as bad as the brutal 2017 season. The forecast calls for seven

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FRANK BAY — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said its personnel successfully restored electrical service to customers on St. John, twenty-four hours after a power transformer immediately outside of WAPA’s electrical substation caught fire, resulting in the island being left without electrical service. The restoration of service

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) said it is “pleased” to offer the 2018 Disease Reporting Requirements training for School Nurses & Administrators. As we develop best practices for disease surveillance in the territory, it is important to maintain engagement and readiness with our key community healthcare

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma accusing the drugmaker of causing an opioid crisis in the U.S. commonwealth. Officials said Wednesday that they are seeking to hold the company responsible for all government costs incurred as a result of the damage opioids

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it would suspend curbside collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) in Puerto Rico by April 13. EPA said it had so far collected “nearly one quarter of a million items” from around the island since Hurricane Maria. “The EPA’s work

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