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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two 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 Advisory. DPNR said that one beaches on St. Thomas and one beach on St. Croix are not considered safe

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HARD TIMES AHEAD: Puerto Rico is expected to experience an economic downturn for the next 10 years as a result of Hurricane Maria. SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico could face more than a decade of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria,

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MIAMI — Hurricane forecasters this morning continued to monitor a low pressure system expected to bring rains over the Caribbean Sea. Heavy rainfall is possible over portions of the northwestern coast of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Colombia over the next few days. Satellite imagery and ship reports

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WASHINGTON — A shot of rum to help the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico? So says the U.S. tax code, which since 1917 has included a provision that sends taxpayer money back to the islands for every bottle of rum produced here and sold on the mainland. After this year’s devastating

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CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay Terminals LLC has applied to the federal government to grant them permission to expand their St. Croix marine operations, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to a public notice issued on Nov. 8 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE), Limetree Bay wants

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HONOLULU — It has been nearly two months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico continue to struggle to recover. At the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting in Hawaii, the House of Delegates (HOD) directed the AMA to urge the Congress to pass legislation needed to

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BIG MISTAKE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp did not distance himself, or the territory, from the PREPA Whitefish Scandal that has inflamed the U.S. Congress. Here Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Gov. Ricardo Rossello join hands with Mapp. WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government power company didn’t follow its lawyers’ advice when it agreed to a $300 million grid-construction contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, according to documents released a House committee probing the now-canceled deal. Documents provided by the public power monopoly known as PREPA show at

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WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s governor got the jump on the territory on Monday when asked the federal government for $94.4 billion ahead of the Virgin Islands. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a news conference that he will still formally make his request to the White House and Congress, along with a

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OUT IN THE COMMUNITY: Bishop Herbert Bevard speaks about National Catholic Week in St. Thomas. BALTIMORE — The people of Puerto Rico are still in “a state of emergency” nearly two months after Hurricane Maria, while some residents of the Virgin Islands are showing signs of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) after surviving

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