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BLACK GOLD: BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC claimed the gas discoveries in the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells, which come less than two months after the unit ramped up a natural gas compression project onshore Trinidad, one of seven major upstream projects the large company expects to bring online in 2017. PORT

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RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSION: Puerto Rican authorities used scuba divers to search for the missing and dead after a plane from a commuter airline crashed near a crowded beach in Piñones. SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican authorities have identified a girl who died in a small plane crash as 15-year-old Molly

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WHITE ELEPHANT: UVI’s Gillian Marcelle is in New York City trying to draw attention to the few advantages of the empty Research and Technology Park in St. Croix. NEW YORK — The University of the Virgin Islands is beating the bush in the Big Apple trying to attract attention to

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REFINERY ON FIRE! The Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA)-run facility in Curacao caught fire recently. WILLEMSTAD — A large fire that occurred early Sunday at the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery on the Caribbean island of Curacao is now out, according to witnesses and sources. The facility, run by Venezuelan state oil company

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WHAT DID THEY KNOW AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT? A source familiar with the COFINA creditors’ thinking said the group wants to depose Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, one of his key advisers Elias Sanchez, and AAFAF’s director, Gerardo Portela. By NICK BROWN/Reuters News Service SAN JUAN — Senior creditors

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One electrical supply distribution company is leading all the rest in the region — Electrical Conductors, LLC. Founded in 2005 and well-established by 2012, Electrical Conductors, LLC is one of the fastest growing electrical distributors serving the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Their team highly-qualified and

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FREDERIKSTED — Four Virgin Islands Police Department officers have been suspended from duty pending an internal affairs investigation into the “friendly fire” shooting of VIPD police detective Moses President, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The suspensions, with pay according to the police collective bargaining agreement, were immediately instituted

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“PALACE OF THE LAWS”: The Capitol of Puerto Rico (Capitolio de Puerto Rico) is located on the Islet of San Juan just outside the walls of Old San Juan. The building is home to the bicameral Legislative Assembly composed of the House of Representatives and Senate. The building sits in

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CAUGHT UP IN A CHRISTIE’S CORK CAPER: Former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Judith “Judi” Fitzgerald authorized the liquidation of Jeffrey Prosser’s company and assets to satisfy a loan that he had found alternate financing for. Fitzgerald resigned from her position as a federal judge in May of 2013 without fanfare —

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HURRY DOG EAT RAW MEAT: ICC Interim Manager Byron Smyl of Alvarez and Marsal in Miami allegedly lobbied for a $14 million “telephone switch” for St. Martin Cellular just before the company was scheduled to go out of business. The loan was approved for St. Croix’s VITELCO, because it had

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