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SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado’s home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres

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SAN JUAN — A new radar has risen from the ground nine months after Hurricane Maria tore it and thousands of other structures down to their skeletal remains. Builders have been hard at work over the last several weeks to erect the new Puerto Rican TJUA radar vertical serving the Virgin Islands.

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SAN JUAN — Memorial Day signaled the unofficial start of summer, the conch shell reveille rousing travelers dreaming of an ocean getaway. Then four days later, hurricane season shows up like an unwanted beach house guest . Just when you thought it was safe to jump on a water-centric holiday .

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NASSAU — The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through

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FREDERIKSTED — The top GOP official in the Virgin Islands suggested his fundraising group’s “behind the scenes” relationship with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke helped influence the department’s response to last year’s hurricanes in the territory. John Canegata, the head of the Virgin Islands Republican Party, said he had direct access

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MIAMI  — Puerto Rico is working on building emergency management capabilities that would help the American island withstand future disasters, the head of the U.S. government agency that oversees disaster response said Wednesday, two days before the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Brock Long, head of the Federal

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CHRISTIANSTED — Memorial Day weekend is a busy one at most home improvement stores as people have an extra day to work on home maintenance and improvement projects. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today urged property owners to take advantage

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MIAMI — With the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic now just eight days away we take a closer look at the projected numbers for the upcoming season. Research scientist at Colorado State University Dr. Philip Klotzbach put out his early predictions for the 2018 season in April.

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SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) continues to reach major tourism milestones as the summer travel season approaches. Moving at a rapid-pace, Puerto Rico reaffirms the destination’s readiness to host visitors from all over the world during the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2018 event, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace

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SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico and its federally appointed oversight board have reached a deal to avoid litigation over much-needed economic overhauls in the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth. Governor Ricardo Rosselló and the island’s legislature agreed to repeal protections that make it difficult for private-sector employers to fire workers at will,

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