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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s education secretary says enrollment at the U.S. commonwealth’s public schools this year has dropped by 11 per cent so far compared with the previous year. Julia Keleher said Thursday that some 317,000 students have enrolled for the new school year, roughly 40,000 less than those

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HOUSTON — On the heels of solid starts from rotation mates Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman, Oakland right-hander Jharel Cotton did something Sunday that not only maintained the momentum but served him well as he seeks consistency. The St. Thomas native Cotton snapped a five-start winless streak by pitching effectively

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BIG WINNER: Clayton Laurent, Jr. (right) stands over Wayman Carter after knocking him to the canvas in the first round at the Antilles School’s Mark C. Marin Center in St. Thomas on Saturday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Clayton Laurent, Jr made a big splash in his debut fight, stopping Wayman Carter

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A unit from the Echo Company Fire Station responded to a residential fire in Estate Hull about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Once on the scene, fire personnel observed flames coming from the side of the residence. Upon making entry into the home, they further observed the fire

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BEACH TO AVOID: “Condo row Princess” on St. Croix from Mill Harbor Condominiums to Breezez Restaurant in Golden Rock. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach

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ODD MAN OUT: Derek Jeter poses in front of pink balloons to symbolize that his first child is a baby girl. Maybe the former New York Yankees baseball captain can up his intake of oysters if he hopes to have a male successor on the baseball diamond. (PHOTO COURTESY: Hannah

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Fire Services personnel assigned to the Hotel Company Fire Station responded to a structural fire at #67 Kronprindsen Gade. When fire personnel arrived on the scene near the Big Cock Bar & Grill in Stoners Alley about 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, they found a one-story

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Harvey is starting to cast down rain on the Windward Islands, and may pose a threat early next week in parts of Central America’s Caribbean coast, but is not expected to adversely affect the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The good news is that Harvey hasn’t gotten any

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CHRISTIANSTED — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy it put in place six years ago to allow national parks like the Buck Island National Monument on St. Croix to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Parks Service said

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SAN JUAN — An extra tropical system not associated with Invest 91L was causing flash flood warnings to be issued for Puerto Rico on Thursday morning. But the area of organized showers located 500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles called Invest 91L has a 90 percent chance of tropical

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