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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter met with cabinet members on Monday to discuss strategies to coordinate and accelerate the spending of anticipated federal funds to strengthen the territory’s recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “We have a unique opportunity to

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor has released a plan that outlines how his administration will use $1.5 billion in federal funds to help the U.S. commonwealth recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ricardo Rossello said today that at least $817 million will go to

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CARACAS — U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions. The U.S. firm

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] LONDON — Britain has incurred the wrath of several of its overseas territories by backing measures to force them to publish unprecedented levels of information about who owns the companies based in their jurisdictions by 2020. Territories including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI — Passengers aboard a seven-day Carnival cruise to the western Caribbean could be forgiven if they felt they were trapped in a scene from a “Titanic” sequel. Video and photographic footage from a Thursday flood on the Carnival Dream, caused by a break in

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Lorna Smith, head of British Virgin Islands Finance and wife of the premier, has said that forcing a public register “smacks of colonialism.” [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Britain’s overseas territories are considering declaring independence as they revolt against the government’s threat to deploy colonial powers

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Chamber of Commerce President Edgar Bengoa confirmed today he would be running as the Lieutenant Governor candidate on a ticket with St. Thomas Sen. Janette Millin Young in the November gubernatorial elections. Although it’s not official, the word on the street

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill that would allow tax breaks to be extended for ten additional years without the approval of the Economic Development Commission nor the chief executive. Bill No. 32-0175 purports to grant the commission more autonomy, but

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the opening of an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at the Emile Henderson Sr. Fire Station, 53 & 54 B Queen St., Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI on Tuesday, May 1. SBA staff remains in

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high.” Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange

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