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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At the opening of a two day Caribbean Homeland Security Conference and Training Event, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’d like to see more of a focus on being able to secure borders in the territory and Puerto Rico. Addressing an audience that included U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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                     Maho Bay in St. John NEW YORK — Two of our Virgin Islands rank high in an annual survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine. Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands ranked No. 1 in a survey of the best

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SAN JUAN — Samsung Electronics announced today that it is bringing Samsung Pay—the most widely accepted mobile payment system—to Puerto Rico. Starting today, Samsung Pay will support eligible credit cards from Banco Popular, Puerto Rico’s largest bank, and will be available on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Claro networks in Puerto Rico.

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TRAPPED IN STT: Jerry Esteves MODESTO, Calif. — All Cady Esteves can do is wait for her father Jerry to come back to their California home. “I was crushed. It’s really hard knowing that he’s there and can’t do nothing about it,” Esteves told a Modesto-area TV station. The 62-year-old

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 MURDERED: Janceliz Barbosa Toruella SAN JUAN — A six-year-old girl from Connecticut was in Puerto Rico visiting her father when they were both shot and killed, police said. The double homicide happened around 10:36 p.m. on June 30, while 27-year-old Ansel Elpidio Barbosa Artache and his daughter, Janceliz Barbosa Toruella, were driving

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SAN JUAN — A 10-year-old boy died after being shot in the head near the pool of a popular Condado-area hotel has caused an uproar about the rise in killings in the commonwealth 120 miles to the north of the Virgin Islands. The shootout late Monday at the Hotel Caribe Hilton scattered

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SAN JUAN — A 10-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head while at the pool of the best-known hotels in Puerto Rico. Police said today that the boy was killed following an argument between several men that ended in a shootout at the Hotel Caribe Hilton in San Juan. Police said

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WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the “unsafe” cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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SAN JUAN — Investors in Puerto Rico’s debt-burdened economy still face risks of default on some of the island’s $70 billion in debt even after the U.S. Congress on Wednesday created a powerful federal oversight board to manage credit restructurings. President Barack Obama says he will quickly sign the Puerto

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SAN JUAN — The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as

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