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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to assess a viable way to incorporate the U.S. Virgin Islands into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to expedite the importation process. San Juan Field Office Assistant Director for Trade, Edward Ryan, and ACE Single Window Director, Stephen Hilsen, recently

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     Finance’s Valdamier Collens CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cash is no longer king with the Virgin Islands government. At least when it comes to government employees paying into their insurance fund. Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens said today that cash will no longer be accepted accepted at Government Employees Retirement System

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The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it. The outbreak of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, began in Brazil last

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When it comes to big wind power projects, we’re starting to throw caution to — well, the wind. Sandia National Laboratories — with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy — is setting out to create towering offshore wind turbines with blades 650 feet long. That’s two and a half

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Now no matter what type of mobile phone you have, Apple iOS or Google Android, you can get the Virgin Islands Free Press on your device of choice. On January 21, 2016 the Virgin Islands Free Press became the first media source in the territory to offer instant push notifications

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SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier was commissioned into service during a military ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector in Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon. According to a news release from the Coast Guard, Napier is the 15th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to be commissioned in

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                   Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government said today that it has an action plan to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. The Preliminary Action Plan was established this week with the assistance of Health Commissioner nominee,

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Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis WASHINGTON – Nine months after the Zika virus was first discovered in South America, international health organizations are still struggling with how to confront what appears to be the largest global public health crisis since Ebola decimated eastern Africa in 2014. U.S. researchers have blasted the

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NEW YORK – A Long Island woman who recently traveled abroad is one of New York’s first confirmed cases of the Zika virus, which health officials say is spreading ”explosively” across the Americas. The news comes as U.S. officials are urging travelers to the Caribbean and Latin America, the Virgin

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MIAMI – Carnival, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian cruise lines are allowing pregnant women to reschedule their journeys if they had booked a cruise to a destination where a Zika virus health warning is in effect. “Royal Caribbean will assist any pregnant women who do not feel comfortable sailing to countries

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