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FAWNING OVER THE ‘FOEHN EFFECT’: The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been unseasonably warm this February according to historical statistics and meteorologists. CHRISTIANSTED — If you think that it’s been an unseasonably hot February so far — you would be right. The first half month of February has felt

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NEW YORK — One of the nation’s top “injury-claim” law firms — one that represented Attorney General Claude Walker in his quixotic bid to bring down Exxon Mobil with baffling Global Warming claims and conspiracy theories  — made a lateral hire this week. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, a top

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“My personal dignity is at stake here.”–Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The commissioner of Property and Procurement came to the governor’s defense to say that the chief executive is one of only two people authorized by law to have his own government vehicle for personal and government business. Property and Procurement

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    FCC Commisioner Mignon Clyburn WASHINGTON — An FCC commissioner is recommending that satellite viewers in the territory receive their local PBS member station instead of content from stations in Puerto Rico. WTJX, which used to be powerfully-run by Mapp No. 2 man Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, has been

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations office held its first Global Entry enrollment event in St. Thomas recently. The event was held October 14 to 15 at the Cyril E. King International Airport security office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forty-seven United States Virgin

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SANTO DOMINGO — Drones are proving to be a good means of mapping man-made changes in the landscape over difficult terrain. Geophysicist Till Sonneman and his archaeological colleagues are experimenting with drones in the inaccessible areas of the Caribbean. Columbus as turning point In the widescale NEXUS1492 research project professor

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Virgin Islands health centers will be sharing at least $102,369 in federal funding for health information technology upgrades. The funding by the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary is part of $87 million going to 1,310 health centers in every state, the territory, the District of Columbia,

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     WAPA’s facility on St. Thomas NEW YORK — The Virgin Islands is moving ever so much closer towards junk bond status, according to Bloomberg News. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), the territory’s only utility option, had the credit rating on its most secure debt cut

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    Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico ARECIBO, Puerto Rico –  The world’s largest single-dish radio telescope is nestled deep in the lush green hills of Puerto Rico, where it performs tasks like searching for gravitational waves, listening for extraterrestrial signals and tracking asteroids that might be on a collision

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SAN JUAN — Samsung Electronics announced today that it is bringing Samsung Pay—the most widely accepted mobile payment system—to Puerto Rico. Starting today, Samsung Pay will support eligible credit cards from Banco Popular, Puerto Rico’s largest bank, and will be available on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Claro networks in Puerto Rico.

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