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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that her office will be hosting a multi-district training this week, focusing on the investigation and prosecution of transnational organized drug trafficking crime as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program. “The principal mission of OCDETF

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CRUZ BAY – With the help of local businesses, volunteers and St. John Administrator Shikima Jones, non-profit group Island Green Living Association shipped at least 400,000 crushed cans off-island for recycling on Saturday. At least 40 volunteers and 350 volunteer hours went towards the effort, including can collection, crushing at Island

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MAYAGÜEZ — Orlando Bravo, managing partner of private equity firm Thoma Bravo and founder of the Bravo Family Foundation, today announced he will personally contribute $100 million to his foundation to promote entrepreneurship and economic development in Puerto Rico, where Bravo was raised, and his family still lives. Bravo will leverage his financial resources and

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SAN JUAN — A consumer activist group released a report Tuesday outlining the collapse in communications that beset Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and it urged the U.S. government to investigate the problems to avoid a repeat of the situation as the island prepares for another storm season. The report

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Small Business Administration Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands district office will conduct a free series of workshops in the U.S. Virgin Islands over the next few months as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged small

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SAN JUAN — There’s good news for employers who have not yet applied for the Employee Retention Benefit in Puerto Rico. The deadline to apply for the program has been extended to June 30th, 2019 for first time filers and July 14th, 2019 for anyone wishing to amend a previous

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MID-ISLAND, ST. CROIX — A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a car Monday afternoon on St. Croix. A black SUV was driving down Mon Bijou road about 3:14 p.m. and tried to make a left turn onto the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School property when it hit

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rico man who brought 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix by boat got a decade in prison from a federal judge on Monday. Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson sentenced Jean Cruz-Albert, 28, of Puerto Rico, to the mandatory 10 years in prison

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico will host a qualifying round for the 3×3 basketball tournament that has become part of the FIBA World Cup. It’s actually the first-ever qualifier event for this particular subset of FIBA basketball. It will take place from May 4th to 5th. The qualifier will consist

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WASHINGTON — Legislation recently introduced in Congress would establish a grant program for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to fund development of renewable energy resources, microgrids and energy storage. The bill aims to improve the electric system on the two island territories. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto

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