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SAN JUAN – FEMA has awarded nearly $70 million for disaster case management in Puerto Rico. This partnership provides survivors with a single point of contact to facilitate access to a broad range of resources and expedites their recovery after hurricanes Irma and María. In line with Governor Ricardo Rossello’s

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court to bringing at least 2,204 pounds of cocaine to the territory by boat. Dany Perez-Brito, 44, of Santo Domingo, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of

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SAN JUAN – The flu season is far from over — and spreading to the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting the flu is widespread in 49 states and Puerto Rico. This is a slight increase compared to last week. Fifteen more children have died from flu-related complications,

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SAN JUAN — A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted 75 people accused of running a multi million dollar drug trafficking ring and of throwing bodies of victims to caimans. U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said today that the group had operated since 2006 and sold drugs including

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SAN JUAN — Direct Relief is equipping 89 health facilities across Puerto Rico with 164 FDA-compliant, pharmaceutical-grade refrigeration units – expanding the island’s capacity to store temperature-sensitive vaccines by six million vials. The pharmaceutical and laboratory refrigerators and freezers are scheduled to arrive over the summer of 2019 at every

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SAN JUAN — Seaborne Airlines began nonstop flights between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on February 15. The new flights operate three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will increase to daily service on May 23. Seaborne started the weekly service between San Juan (SJU) and Santiago de los

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TOPEKA, Kansas — Payless ShoeSource locations in the territory will be spared closures affecting stores on the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. The discount shoe retail chain has ceased taking orders through its online store, and plans to close all 2,100 United States and Puerto Rico locations. Various news

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SAN JUAN — Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico will face water rationing due to increasingly dry conditions in a U.S. commonwealth still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Governor Ricardo Rossello said today that seven municipalities in the island’s northwest region could be without water for up

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SAN JUAN — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have seized $25 million worth of cocaine in waters off an outer island. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE) said Friday that nearly 2,400 pounds (1,100 kilograms) were found aboard a boat near the island of Vieques. Officials said they pursued the

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SAN JUAN — The FBI said its raid of a Puerto Rico bank on Wednesday is part of a larger money laundering investigation that includes the U.S. Virgin Islands. “The United States is waging a war against money laundering,” FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said. “Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin

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