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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently installed a new Federal Inspection Station at Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. The $6 million station uses advanced technology and allows passengers to move through a single point of control, speeding up entry to the island. It incorporates

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PAYDAY LOAN? Senators voted 9-5 to approve the Limetree Bay refinery deal on Wednesday. Critics say the tax concessions granted by the government were not needed for the oil storage terminal company ArcLight Capital Partners to transition the property into a refinery. CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked the members

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved a contract to begin repairs at the Joseph Aubain Ballpark in Frenchtown. The project includes work on the fencing, backstop and pipes. Work will be conducted by Rijo Repairs and Maintenance, LLC under the supervision of the Department of Sports, Parks and

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VIRGIN GORDA — The British Virgin Islands sustained widespread damage as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly and the Virgin Gorda Elderly Home—buildings that house the most vulnerable seniors and older persons in their communities—were badly damaged by the storms.

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OP-ED PIECE BY ATTORNEY ANDREW C. SIMPSON The Governor and Limetree Bay LLC are trying to hurry a refinery deal through our Legislature with undue speed. As the late Governor Farrelly used to say, “Hurry dog eat raw meat.” The proposed refinery operating agreement is a massive economic Christmas gift

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SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday rejected an attempt by a major Puerto Rico bondholder to throw out the U.S. commonwealth’s historic municipal bankruptcy case. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled that the creation by the U.S. Congress of a financial oversight board for Puerto Rico under

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In accordance with the proposal submitted in March 2018 to the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) and the United States District Court for the Virgin Islands, Commissioner of Finance Valdamier Collens, said to all government employees that the Department of Finance has remitted payment of all outstanding

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In his communication to Senate President Myron D. Jackson, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp approved 14 bills brought forward by the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands, signing them into law. At the same time, the territory’s chief executive vetoed three bills in their entirety. Expressing deep concern with sections

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a Cabinet meeting on St. Croix on Tuesday, Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked his leadership team and other members of his Administration for “working tirelessly” with the U.S. Virgin Islands community and federal officials to submit proposals which resulted in the approval of critical funds for the recovery and

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DROWNED AT MAGENS BAY BEACH: Ariel Ashby, 40. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A member of a family that owns a prominent St. Thomas trucking company died at Magens Bay beach on Wednesday, authorities said. Ariel Ashby, 40, a project manager at A9 Trucking and Heavy Equipment Rental, was in the water at

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