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SAN JUAN — The owner of Puerto Rico’s biggest oil supplier was accused today of misappropriating $11 million in public funds from the largest U.S. public power utility amid a dire economic crisis. Jose Gonzalez Amador and his company, PetroWest, face 46 criminal charges. They are alleged to have charged the heavily

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DRAFTED: Shamoy Christopher of the BVI Minnesota Twins Round 20, pick 603 — C Shamoy Christopher (6-1, 205), Roane State CC: Hit .310 (36 for 116) with .448 on-base percentage, six home runs, 27 RBI. 25 walks and 22 strikeouts in 37 games this past season. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI

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SAN JUAN — Only a small fraction of contraceptives donated in Puerto Rico to prevent Zika-related birth defects are expected to get to the women who need them this month, public health officials told the Virgin Islands Free Press. The donations – tens of thousands of intrauterine devices and birth

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  ATLANTA — In the first reporting of Zika-related birth defects in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday that three babies have been born with these birth defects while three pregnancies have been lost because of brain damage caused by the virus. Those six cases will likely not

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T&T National Security Minister Edmund Dillon PORT OF SPAIN — The mass shooting in Orlando which left some 49 dead, is not only a threat to the United States but the larger Caribbean as well, according to Trinidad’s national security minister. Fully 23 of the 49 people slaughtered by a terrorist at a

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      Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) WASHINGTON – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett called it a “significant” victory for the U.S. Virgin Islands now that the territory is no longer directly tied to the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Puerto

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 Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Now that pay raises have been distributed to several government agencies in fulfillment of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s first State of the Territory address promise — the Virgin Islands is once again on the brink of financial disaster. Mapp told Virgin Islanders that he had

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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) commented on the Puerto Rico bailout legislation that is currently before the U.S. Congress. H.R. 5278 is the Puerto Rico Oversight, management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and has been approved to move forward from the House Committee on Natural Resources. “Today

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination with the help of superdelegates. After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also continues to pick

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SAN JUAN — According to the International Labor Organization and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), unemployment is set to rise in the Latin America and Caribbean labor markets. The U.N. organizations state that the evolution of labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean during

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