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SAN JUAN — About 100 scouts and executives descended upon Puerto Rico this week to watch high school shortstop Delvin Perez, a possible top-five pick in the June draft. One of the officials texted a picture of bug spray with 30 percent DEET, accompanied by a two-word caption: “I’m prepared.”

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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is under fire in the national news from conservative groups who argue that he is “targeting” conservative and libertarian organizations for their political beliefs on climate change. Dozens of groups claim that Walker’s subpoena, first issued in March, unfairly seeks to penalize them

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CHRISTIANSTED — Rotary Club of St. Croix Mid-Isle honored five people on St. Croix for their “outstanding vocational service contributions” to the community on Wednesday. Rotary Mid-Isle recognized Bill Bass, Musician and Public Servant, Abdul Ali, Freelance Columnist, Jamal and Virginia Miranda of J & V Diner, and Ron “Swede”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The only licensed nursing home in the territory has filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a last-ditch effort to prevent the agency from shuttering the facility and moving residents to mainland facilities. Sea View Nursing Home in St. Thomas filed the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government employees can expect to see long-anticipated pay increases in this week’s payroll checks. Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter said on Tuesday that the first set of government employees would see the pay hikes soon. “I am elated to see these raises going into effect,” Director

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal agencies could no longer put employees on indefinite paid leave while investigating them for misconduct or poor performance under a bill that passed the House Tuesday. The measure is one of many seeking to limit “administrative leave” following investigations finding that agencies had used that form

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CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay Terminals, or LB Terminals, the new owner of the HOVENSA oil terminal on the South Shore of St. Croix, is now open for business, and it has received its first products in tanks recently, industry sources told the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) this week. At

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SAN JUAN — As Puerto Rico suffers through an ongoing financial crisis and recent credit default, and its Medicare Advantage (MA) plans receive 40% lower payment rates than those in the mainland U.S., a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine reports substantial disparities in health care quality experienced by Hispanic

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says it has received several reports of  Internet and telephone scams occurring within the territory. The Internet Scam is described as follows: The scammer, acting as an agent for a company, posts a job vacancy or an investment opportunity on the

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  CHRISTIANSTED — A fire at the Richmond power plant plunged St. Croix into an island-wide power outage for four hours on Saturday forcing businesses that stayed open to rely on generators, flashlights and candles. The incident began about 4:30 p.m. at on Saturday when a fire erupted at the

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