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  Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Department of Labor has sanctioned the local labor department $17,298.21 for repeated failures to provide job training for youth and adults, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The exclusive information, which is contained in four letters and one memorandum  obtained exclusively

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WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the “unsafe” cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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  V.I. AG Claude Walker HOUSTON — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker agreed on Wednesday to withdraw a sweeping subpoena issued against Exxon Mobil Corp as part of a push by a coalition of state prosecutors to try to investigate whether the world’s largest publicly traded oil company misled

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SAN JUAN — The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as

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HAVANA – Cuba will sign a contract for the creation of a joint venture this year directed at the development of a golf complex in the province of Pinar del Rio that will be upon completion one of the largest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yuslenia Saumell, business specialist

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ORANJESTAD — Citgo Petroleum, the U.S. unit of  Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), will likely invest about $400 million to $600 million to overhaul Aruba’s refinery under a 25-year lease with the Caribbean island’s government, a top PDVSA official said on Wednesday. Citgo earlier this month signed the agreement to

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  V.I. AG Claude Walker FORT WORTH — A court ruling in Texas has set the stage for ExxonMobil’s legal challenge to a climate change investigation by the Virgin Islands Attorney General to proceed in federal court. Exxon and the V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker had been bickering for more than

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   An agricultural cooperative in Cuba. SAN JUAN — Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the

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Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fears of the Zika virus have a double impact in the Caribbean, where vulnerability to the mosquito-borne disease, linked to microcephaly and other fetal brain damage, challenges an economy dependent largely on tourism. Since January, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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SAN JUAN — The owner of Puerto Rico’s biggest oil supplier was accused today of misappropriating $11 million in public funds from the largest U.S. public power utility amid a dire economic crisis. Jose Gonzalez Amador and his company, PetroWest, face 46 criminal charges. They are alleged to have charged the heavily

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