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SAN JUAN — Maintenance operations conducted as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island. The generators help power lifesaving facilities such as fire stations and medical centers,

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TEGUCIGALPA — A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean region between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night and the Virgin Islands government caused widespread panic when the Lieutenant Governor held a press conference the next day and told people to go to higher ground. There

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SAN JUAN – Sea Star Holdings Inc., parent company for Seaborne Puerto Rico LLC, Seaborne Virgin Islands, Inc. and affiliates (“Seaborne” or “the Company”), announced the company has commenced a voluntary reorganization proceeding under Title 11 of the U.S. Code in order to implement new financing and a sale to

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ROYAL MESS: Flooding damage to a reading room at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria, the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, causing widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure. Three months later, 35 percent of all

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SAN JUAN — Sunny to partly cloudy skies and fair weather conditions are expected. Seas up to five feet and east to southeast winds up to 10 knots expected across the local waters. Moderate rip current risk is expected across the Atlantic coasts of the islands and a low risk

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LEGAL AID: Amaris Torres is coordinator of the Hurricane Maria Emergency Legal Aid Fund which, with help from an Oxfam grant, is working to ensure Puerto Ricans can get access to assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). SAN JUAN — Amaris Torres knows as well as anyone in hard-hit

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COZUMEL ISLAND — Descending into the clear blue water of the Colombia Reef, off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, there are two ways to look at what you see. One is as a fantastic, calming world of peace and harmony, so different from our hectic lives on shore. The soft corals

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DAY OF THE IGUANA: An iguana in St. Croix takes in the view over a culvert near the Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School in Estate Peter. MIAMI — Growing up on Key Biscayne in the 1970s, Paul Zuccarini had no idea the commonplace green iguanas he loved to chase were

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SAN JUAN — Lenders to Puerto Rican homeowners have kicked foreclosures into high gear in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, skirting local and federal borrower protections. According to attorneys and experts, lenders have ignored federal moratoria on foreclosures; placed notices of default in newspapers where they’re unlikely to be seen; sent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise lines are recovering after hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed our region earlier this year, though cruise-goers describe “blackout” conditions on some islands, and mourn the loss of some of their favorite attractions. The storms hit from late summer into early fall, affecting Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Saint

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