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CHRISTIANSTED – Two natives of the Dominican Republic who brought 2,000 pounds of cocaine by boat near Puerto Rico were given prison terms of four and nearly eight years in prison. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that two additional sentencings originating from a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy

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SAN JUAN — A disturbance in the central Atlantic is vying to become the season’s next tropical depression or tropical storm and forecasters say it will enhance rainfall in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This system has been dubbed Invest 96L, which is a naming convention used by the NHC

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WANTED BY THE FBI, U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE, VIPD: PAUL “BOGUS” GIRARD, 30, OF ST. CROIX FREDERIKSTED — The FBI is still looking for accused armed robber Paul “Bogus” Girard. Virgin Islands Police Department spokesman Glen Dratte said today that the reward money it is offering for information leading to the arrest and capture

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PUERTO RICO FRIENDSHIP INCLUDES THE FREE TRAFFICKING OF COCAINE TO ST. CROIX CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rican drug dealer was sentenced to 5.66 years in prison for trying to bring 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix. U.S. District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis, on October 29, 2018, sentenced Jesus

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SAN JUAN — Scientists will explore new sites in deep waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to learn more about coral and fish habitats as part of a 22-day mission led by the U.S. government. The exploration team aboard the 224-foot Okeanos Explorer will also map and

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OVERSIGHT BOARD: Two members of Puerto Rico’s PROMESA federal government oversight board. SAN JUAN — A federal control board has approved a five-year fiscal plan for Puerto Rico, though Gov. Ricardo Rossello warns it’s too austere and will affect government services. The economic blueprint approved today aims to help pull

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WANTED FOR PRISON ESCAPE: PAUL “BOGUS” GIRARD ON ST. CROIX … CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS … DO NOT APPROACH! FREDERIKSTED — Crime Stoppers USVI said tonight it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture and arrest of accused armed robber Paul “Bogus”Girard. Girard, 30, of Estate Strawberry is wanted for escaping from the

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BRIDGETOWN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme from countries in the region. The scheme had categorized most of the Caribbean territories as having active Zika virus transmission. This removal of the mosquito borne virus by the WHO comes on the heels of

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SAN JUAN – FEMA has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. These awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency’s Public Assistance program to $3.9 billion. The grants approved are distributed as follows: Nearly $14.4 million to the Puerto Rico Electric

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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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