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MIAMI – A heightened concern that drones could bring down an aircraft or be used in a terrorist attack is the focus of law enforcement and aviation experts and a special task force is now being formed to deal with the problem in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. South Florida

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to threatening to injure someone over social media, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kamoui “Turtle” Francis of Commandant Gade pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Croix to charges of transmission of threat to injure, U.S. Attorney

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SAN JUAN – Seven men and two women have been indicted for their alleged participation in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, access devices fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Secret Service is in charge of the investigation,

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Police Athletic League, under the direction of the Crime Prevention Bureau of the Virgin Islands Police Department, is pleased to announce the beginning of the Police Athletic League (PAL) After School Program. The PAL After School Program will start on Monday October 5 at the Police Athletic

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The solar industry’s sixth securitization to date, due for launch by Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy, will be worth $100 million, backed against the company’s portfolio of solar generation assets, one of them in the Virgin Islands. It the first solar asset-backed security deal to be leveraged by a utility company, in this case

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WASHINGTON – The FCC proposed new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that seeks to hold operators more accountable. Today, about 60 submarine cables provide connectivity between the U.S. and Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bank of America said Tuesday a series of improvements to mobile and online banking to better meet customers’ changing needs will make it easier for users to manage their finances digitally. The new updates include the introduction of fingerprint and Touch ID sign-in, in addition to the

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SAN ANTONIO – Tiny hurricane-tracking satellites that are being assembled in a “clean room” at Southwest Research Institute and are the size of carry-on suitcases soon could help scientists better understand dangerous storms and aid forecasters in assessing their destructive threat. Unlike other weather instruments, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Charges filed recently by the Justice Department against Anthony R. Murgio and Yuri Lebedev have been linked to the hacking of JPMorgan Chase in which information related to 83 million customer accounts was stolen. The two men are accused of setting up an illegal Bitcoin

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Mark Bakacs and Richard Branson ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – A social media platform aimed at fostering discussions about big ideas is expanding to Australia and seeking a $7 million funding round, after its two founders were boosted by public endorsements from Virgin supremo Richard Branson. Ideapod, the brainchild of Justin Brown

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