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FREDERIKSTED — McCormack Baron Salazar faces long delays in completing a 100-unit affordable-housing project here because the Big Island was hard hit by Hurricane Maria. But it’s up in the air whether the St. Louis developer’s insurance will cover it for these delays. If they were caused by physical damage,

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — “Devastating” was one of the words U.S. Rep. Fred Upton used to describe the hurricane damage he saw over the weekend while visiting the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “Here we are three months after the storm and there’s still much hardship,” Upton said. “… Remember,

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PERTH AMBOY — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J. 6th District) met with local advocates and leaders Monday in the city to discuss his Energy and Commerce Committee Delegation weekend trip to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Pallone also sought input and suggestions from the advocates on the ongoing post-Hurricane Maria recovery. During

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BRIDGETOWN — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) are urging health services in the Caribbean and Latin America to take “specific steps” to respond to violence against women and help prevent its future occurrences, if they are equipped with the tools and training they need.

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WASHINGTON – An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries, including those in the Caribbean, is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett is urging Virgin Islands’ residents to be aware of, and report suspected fraudulent activity related to hurricane relief operations and federal funding for hurricane victims. In the wake of the destruction wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, millions of dollars in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In recognition of World Aids Day, the Immunization Division of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) and the Frederiksted Health Center will be hosting events today. World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people

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ORLANDO — Florida Rep. Darren Soto, with other Congressional Democrats, is pushing for legislation that would hopefully, and finally, give the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico the help they need. On Tuesday, more than two months after Hurricane Maria and Irma’s eyes passed over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico,

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BRIDGETOWN — The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) has announced the launch of the fifth annual Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC). The Caribbean Innovation Competition is an international competition and business start-up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs in the CARICOM member and associate states. The CIC believes it is different from

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WASHINGTON — Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren unveiled a massive $146 billion “Marshall plan” for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with several other senators on Tuesday. The plan includes immediate relief for the islands’ cash-strapped governments, billions more for economic development and renewable energy and Medicaid and Medicare

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