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SAN JUAN – Health officials in Puerto Rico reported the island’s first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus recently linked to the rise of a serious neurological disorder among newborns in Brazil. “There is no reason for alarm, and the public should continue to take commonsense steps to avoid mosquito

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The citizens of several U.S. states and territories may soon find that they can’t use their drivers’ licenses to get into federal facilities or even board planes. Enforcement of a 2005 federal law that sets identification standards, known as “Real ID,” has been long-delayed. But now Department of Homeland Security

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                                          Yandel Tidal, the subscription-based music streaming service owned by hip hop artist Shawn Carter a.k.a. Jay Z, has launched in the Puerto Rico market. The entertainment platform provides members

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Some 17 countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on World AIDS Day Tuesday. Still, an estimated 2,500 children in the

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SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard has found a body floating off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast that officials believe to be a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through the region. The body was dressed in a uniform belonging to the Chilean-flagged Berkay N and was

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Coast Guard rescue teams are combing the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico in search of a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through our region. Coast Guard officials say the missing man was identified as Luis Leyva Aliaga, 62, a first engineer aboard

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The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report. A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. It also provided the

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SAN JUAN – A Puerto Rican pilot decided to land his small plane in a grassy area next to a McDonald’s in northern town of Hatillo to buy himself and his passenger a coffee, island authorities confirmed Wednesday. The Puerto Rican Police said that personnel with the Puerto Rico Joint

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V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Department of Justice and the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs are investigating Captain Morgan owner Diageo for allegedly shipping rum to the Captain Morgan Rum Distillery while claiming it was importing molasses for rum distillation. This could place Diageo and

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SYRACUSE — A New York university has received $12 million from the U.S. Army to research treatment options and potential vaccines for dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus that affects nearly half of the world’s population. The funds, which come from the Army’s Medical Research and Materiel Command, will pay for

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