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WASHINGTON — Del. Stacey Plaskett is not among the House members of Congress who sponsored legislation against “revenge porn” and “sextortion” last year — despite being one of the national poster children tied to the issue. Just days after a member of Congress had a explicit photo released on the

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SAN JUAN — For the first six months of 2017, data compiled shows that the region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists or 800,000 more than 2016. The Caribbean welcomed nearly a million more tourists than the same period last year for the first half of 2017, according to a regional tourism

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HELPING HANDS: The U.S. Army has signed a contract with the Louis Berger Group to support temporary power to parts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands that remain without electricity since the islands were slammed by Hurricane Maria in September. Picture, members of the Army deliver supplies to people

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  BRIDGETOWN — Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September. Scott Stollmeyer, Managing Director, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean for CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers, made

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SANTO DOMINGO — Point Guard Walter Hodge was born on September 21, 1986 in the Puerto Rican municipality of Guaynabo. Hodge wore the Virgin Islands’ jersey and when he showed off his tattoos during a FIBA photo session. The tattoos represent the places that he has been in the past,

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SAN JUAN – Caribbean countries need “a new and better deal” – one that includes access to concessional finance and adequate insurance – if they are to build climate resilience, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said this week at an international conference to mobilize support for the reconstruction of communities devastated by

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SAN JUAN — On a recent Friday, Jose Alvarez arose before dawn, loaded his three children into his van and drove with his wife two hours from their home in the mountainside community of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. His wife and children boarded a plane

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WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were left out of the latest congressional money merry-go-round. The $44 billion President Donald Trump asked Congress for is for Texas and Florida. White House officials said that they need more time to do the due diligence on the territory’s and commonwealth’s

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GREASE FACTOR: Gov. Kenneth Mapp did not distance himself from Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossello or his island’s many problems … the result is that we all lose. It is thought to be the first time Mapp was ever out-slimed by a fellow politician. WASHINGTON — The White House on

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WASHINGTON — Maybe we’ll have the change the name of the territory to “East Samoa.” That’s because Virgin Islands has more of the fattest people in the Caribbean per capita than any other country or territory in the region. Whether you look to our chief executive Gov. Kenneth Mapp —

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