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CRUZ BAY – With the help of local businesses, volunteers and St. John Administrator Shikima Jones, non-profit group Island Green Living Association shipped at least 400,000 crushed cans off-island for recycling on Saturday. At least 40 volunteers and 350 volunteer hours went towards the effort, including can collection, crushing at Island

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 170 people filled Victor’s New Hideout on Saturday morning for Senator Marvin Blyden’s 5th Annual V.I. Women United to Empower Scholarship Breakfast. The Senator explained that this year’s honorees, Sara W. Connell, Ramona A. Patino Diaz, Senator Judy M. Gomez and Rosalia Rhymer-Rohan, were selected because of their selfless dedication and

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MAYAGÜEZ — Orlando Bravo, managing partner of private equity firm Thoma Bravo and founder of the Bravo Family Foundation, today announced he will personally contribute $100 million to his foundation to promote entrepreneurship and economic development in Puerto Rico, where Bravo was raised, and his family still lives. Bravo will leverage his financial resources and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Government Operations, Consumer and Veteran Affairs will hear Bill No 33-0043 on Monday which seeks to ban the sale of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. The bill is sponsored by Senators Marvin Blyden and Janelle Sarauw and co-sponsored by Senator Javan James, Sr.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that 9,200 customers lost power on St. Croix today. WAPA said four St. Croix estates were without electricity because “of a loss of generation capacity at the Estate Richmond power plant.” “Plant personnel are working to rebuild capacity in order

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — FirstBank of the Virgin Islands advised people on Facebook today that some of its customers have received emails from scammers with the subject “Your Account Has Been Debited” followed by instructions to enter a fraudulent website. FirstBank said that if you receive this message you should delete it

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner nominee Jean-Pierre Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) will immediately begin vessel and mooring registrations for the 2019-2020 year. Oriol said all permitted mooring holders must include in their applications to the Division of Environmental Protection

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that about 4,100 customers will experience a two-hour power outage beginning at 5 a.m. on Friday. WAPA said its crews will be working in the Fort Mylner area to “reconfigure” the “electrical load on two feeders.” The affected areas

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WASHINGTON —  The global law firm Jones Day announced that former U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe has joined the Firm’s Washington Office as a partner in the Investigations & White Collar Practice.  Sharpe comes to Jones Day after serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands from 2009 through 2017. He

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SAN JUAN — A consumer activist group released a report Tuesday outlining the collapse in communications that beset Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and it urged the U.S. government to investigate the problems to avoid a repeat of the situation as the island prepares for another storm season. The report

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