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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government announced that it imposed a $210,000 fine on two pesticide distributors in Puerto Rico as part of a widespread probe into a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in the neighboring St. John. The distributors, identified as Superior-Angran LLC and Superior Angran

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AFTERMATH OF A SHIP-BOARD FIRE SAN JUAN — A salvage team towed the still-smoldering Caribbean Fantasy to the main harbor in Puerto Rico after the U.S. Coast Guard had approved a towage plan early Saturday morning. The Coast Guard published a video of the vessel being towed as well as photographs of the

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WHAT, ME WORRY? PM Ralph Gonsalves KINGSTOWN — Embattled St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves denied that he is a serial rapist and said that the cyber crime bill passed on Friday was meant to crack down on criticisms leveled against his administration. Gonsalves, 61, has been

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland –In addition to the highways and byways of mainland America, the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking its marketing message to race tracks up and down the East Coast. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty were recently in Glenn Dale, Maryland, to formalize a

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SAN JUAN — A UPS employee is facing charges related to an alleged Puerto Rico-based cocaine distribution scheme. Jorge Carrasquillo-Ortiz, 41, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, appeared in Boston’s federal court on Monday. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, on multiple occasions, he accepted “large amounts of cash” in exchange

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When you think of rum, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Perhaps a mojito, or a Mai Tai? Maybe a Long Island Iced Tea? If you’re like us, rum is simply equated with tropical tiki drinks, and the occasional wintertime sipper (i.e. hot buttered). But this complex spirit,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Legal Assistance Program received $368,059 on Thursday as part of a 2014 settlement with Bank of America to help prevent home foreclosures and assistant in community development, according to someone familiar with the pact. Eric D. Green, independent monitor of Bank of America’s August 20, 2014,

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Tim Duncan 1005 Faces SAN ANTONIO — Retired Spurs forward Tim Duncan has settled a lawsuit over an altered photograph showing him as an unpaid pitchman for a real estate agent with Keller Williams in Texas. Agent Robert Elder, who was the agent that repurposed a Duncan photo for the Realtor’s professional Facebook

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CRUZ BAY — Terminix has offered to pay $87 million to the Delaware family seriously sickened by a pesticide at a St. John resort last year, the company said in an earnings report on Thursday. About $3 million related to the family’s claims have already been paid, and a “tentative

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     WAPA’s facility on St. Thomas NEW YORK — The Virgin Islands is moving ever so much closer towards junk bond status, according to Bloomberg News. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), the territory’s only utility option, had the credit rating on its most secure debt cut

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