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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor has released a plan that outlines how his administration will use $1.5 billion in federal funds to help the U.S. commonwealth recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ricardo Rossello said today that at least $817 million will go to rebuilding single-family homes, and another

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SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in the armed robbery and shooting of tourist Kendric Tyler of Alaska. Tyler and his wife Kenyada were robbed May 1 near a convention center in San Juan after wrapping up a cruise to celebrate their one-year wedding

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SAN JUAN — We’re still almost a month away from the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, so why are we already looking at tropical weather warnings? A weak low pressure center forecast to develop near Cuba could prove interesting this weekend as it swirls westward into the Caribbean Sea.

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BUENOS AIRES — The numbers are sobering. When Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean last fall, the region lost nearly one million visitors and an estimated $900 million in tourism-related spending. But as bad as those figures appear, the worst is yet to come. As hotels, restaurants, resorts and island

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THE WC-130 WAS ONCE A HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT. SAVANNAH — A Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane crashed in Georgia shortly after takeoff today, killing nine people aboard the aging aircraft headed toward its retirement in Arizona. The plane, a WC-130 weather reconnaissance and cargo plane from Puerto Rico’s 156th Airlift Wing, has been in Savannah for maintenance

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high.” Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange hurricane preparedness best practices and

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FOUND GUILTY: YAIRA COTTO FLORES SAN JUAN — A federal jury in Puerto Rico has found a teacher guilty of transporting a 14-year-old male student to a motel with the intent to have sex. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday that Yaira Cotto Flores was the student’s English teacher at

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Wednesday said he expects electricity to be restored across the U.S. commonwealth within a month, but warned that the island’s infrastructure needed to be strengthened ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. “The expectation is that … within the next month we’ll

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SAN JUAN — Florida-based Silver Airways has bought the Caribbean’s largest regional airline — Seaborne. Officials say Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge next year. It will continue to serve 12 airports, including those in Puerto Rico and other nearby islands

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SAN JUAN — Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. These four hurricanes brought death and destruction to parts of the United States and the Caribbean last year. Those names will no longer be used for future hurricanes. An international committee of the World Meteorological Organization officially retired these names. Usually, a

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