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                        Rep. Stacey Plaskett WASHINGTON – The Virgin Islands Free Press reported on Dec. 29, 2015 that the Virgin Islands government was facing a Jan. 10, 2016 deadline for REAL ID. Soon after, the other media in the territory

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New iOS app coming soon to your phone! There are more mobile devices than people on the planet. Over five billion mobile subscribers – about 77% of the world’s population – are online. This new type of simple access for consumers is catching on with a staggering amount of smartphone

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  AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Federal authorities announced Monday that they discovered more than $4 million worth of cocaine stashed in bushes along Puerto Rico’s north coast as they continue to find more drug shipments but with smaller payloads in the American Caribbean. Some 340 pounds (154 kilograms) of cocaine

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that seven species of Caribbean skinks may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. These rare lizards from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. “The Endangered Species

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Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Health says that it is closely monitoring the first documented case of the Zika virus reported in neighboring Puerto Rico. Acting Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville said the person affected in San Juan is a person with no known travel

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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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