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LEGAL AID: Amaris Torres is coordinator of the Hurricane Maria Emergency Legal Aid Fund which, with help from an Oxfam grant, is working to ensure Puerto Ricans can get access to assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). SAN JUAN — Amaris Torres knows as well as anyone in hard-hit

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CHRISTIANSTED — A dispute over an illegal gambling game led to at least one man being shot near Bienvenidos Convenience Store in town on Wednesday night. Eyewitnesses said one man drew a gun in the dispute, but dropped it as he pulled it from his waistline near Times Square in

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CHRISTIANSTED — It was a tale of two casino hotels. The first casino hotel ever in St. Croix — Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino on the East End — suffered “significant” damage and might not re-open until the last three months of 2018. The second casino hotel – Caravelle

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COZUMEL ISLAND — Descending into the clear blue water of the Colombia Reef, off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, there are two ways to look at what you see. One is as a fantastic, calming world of peace and harmony, so different from our hectic lives on shore. The soft corals

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that it will begin monitoring public water systems for compliance starting January 1, 2018. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, DPNR suspended the compliance monitoring required under the Safe Drinking Water Act for the territory’s public water

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DAY OF THE IGUANA: An iguana in St. Croix takes in the view over a culvert near the Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School in Estate Peter. MIAMI — Growing up on Key Biscayne in the 1970s, Paul Zuccarini had no idea the commonplace green iguanas he loved to chase were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The lifeless body of a young man was found inside an Oswald Harris Court building after gunhots rang out Wednesday afternoon, according to unofficial police reports. Jahbari Joseph, 22, of Bovoni was the person authorities found after gunfire was heard about about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Police units

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission announces that it will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Friday December 29, 2017 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Commission will consider approving casino employee licenses, casino employee work permits, petitions for temporary casino employee licensure, casino service entity exemptions, casino service

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SAN JUAN — Lenders to Puerto Rican homeowners have kicked foreclosures into high gear in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, skirting local and federal borrower protections. According to attorneys and experts, lenders have ignored federal moratoria on foreclosures; placed notices of default in newspapers where they’re unlikely to be seen; sent

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GREAT CRUZ BAY — Two beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that one beach on St. Croix and one on St. John are not considered

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