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FREDERIKSTED — The top GOP official in the Virgin Islands suggested his fundraising group’s “behind the scenes” relationship with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke helped influence the department’s response to last year’s hurricanes in the territory. John Canegata, the head of the Virgin Islands Republican Party, said he had direct access

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MIAMI  — Puerto Rico is working on building emergency management capabilities that would help the American island withstand future disasters, the head of the U.S. government agency that oversees disaster response said Wednesday, two days before the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Brock Long, head of the Federal

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CHRISTIANSTED — Memorial Day weekend is a busy one at most home improvement stores as people have an extra day to work on home maintenance and improvement projects. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today urged property owners to take advantage

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MIAMI — With the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic now just eight days away we take a closer look at the projected numbers for the upcoming season. Research scientist at Colorado State University Dr. Philip Klotzbach put out his early predictions for the 2018 season in April.

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SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) continues to reach major tourism milestones as the summer travel season approaches. Moving at a rapid-pace, Puerto Rico reaffirms the destination’s readiness to host visitors from all over the world during the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2018 event, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace

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SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico and its federally appointed oversight board have reached a deal to avoid litigation over much-needed economic overhauls in the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth. Governor Ricardo Rosselló and the island’s legislature agreed to repeal protections that make it difficult for private-sector employers to fire workers at will,

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Justice Department is attempting to replace the top federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico, who has been quietly campaigning to keep her job, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department is close to proposing a candidate to succeed Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, the U.S. attorney

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HARTFORD, Conn. — The mayor of San Juan said Thursday that Puerto Rico remains in desperate need of help eight months after Hurricane Maria and isn’t ready for the hurricane season that begins in June. Carmen Yulin Cruz was in Connecticut Thursday to receive the “Latina Champion” award at the annual

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the region last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month. Only a last-minute request from the governor of the

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WASHINGTON — The Congressional bill H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, includes an amendment that seeks to ban cockfighting in U.S. territories — including the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says she is opposed to the measure. Cockfighting is now banned in all

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