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SAN JUAN — At least half the population of Puerto Rico was at potential risk of exposure to bacterial contamination in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to government test results obtained by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Some 2.3 million Puerto Rican residents were served by water systems which

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WRONG AND STRONG: “I know nothing, nothing,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp will make the announcements tonight at a press conference. CHRISTIANSTED — Julio Rhymer will be named the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Nellon Bowry is retiring at OMB and Clinton Hedrington Jr., the current chief operating

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TIGHT FIT: A car carefully navigates around and under obstacles on a road one week after Hurricane Maria raked St. Croix. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. Virgin Islanders affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria now have until Jan. 8, 2018, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The

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FREDERIKSTED — The bumbling, stumbling lazy Keystone Kops who make up the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) admit that they can’t find two men on this 84-square-mile island. The first person wanted on criminal charges is Malachai Francis, who is wanted in a domestic violence case for second-degree assault, unofficial

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CRUZ BAY –– Kenny Chesney is the bard of island life. In the world he conjures through song, it’s always summertime. Beachside bars welcome shirtless, shoeless customers.  You And Tequila are all one needs for a tropical idyll. And paradise grows even sweeter When The Sun Goes Down. For some 17 years

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three 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 all three beaches are on St. Thomas and are not considered safe to swim or

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LIVIN’ ON THE STREET: People take advantage of the Optico Fiber companies free wi-fi zone setup for those that don’t have cell service to connect with friends or loved ones as they wait for the damaged telephone grid to be fixed after Hurricane Maria passed through the area on September

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The Dominican murder suspect who was shot while resisting arrest on Wednesday has died from his injuries, authorities here said. Santo Yamarco Hernandez, 38, died at Peebles Hospital in Tortola on Wednesday, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said in a statement. BVI police said

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SAN JUAN — Some 2,000 miles away from the path of devastation cut by hurricanes Irma and Maria, network engineers at the Rock Island Arsenal Integrated Network Operations Center (INOC) work around-the-clock to support the relief efforts of American aid workers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Operated

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CHRISTIANSTED – After Hurricane Irma devastated much of St. Thomas and St. John three months ago, St. Croix became a base of operations for first responders, who began life-saving and life-sustaining missions to support survivors. But within two weeks, fierce winds and torrential rains from Hurricane Maria struck St. Croix,

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