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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico‘s governor said on Monday he intends to sell off its troubled power utility to the private sector, saying the process could take roughly 18 months to complete. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has yet to recover fully from the devastation wrought by Hurricane

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The outlook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is healthy, reported Gov. Kenneth Mapp, in his fourth State of the Territory Address at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on St. Thomas, Monday evening. Mapp, who has been chief executive through back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in September, said

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CHRISTIANSTED — The story the Virgin Islands Free Press broke about Michael Bloomberg and Kenneth Mapp apparently got under the governor’s skin. Former New York mayor and CEO of Bloomberg Group Michael Bloomberg gave an interview to the NBC television network in which he discussed his organization’s role in the hurricane

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CHICAGO — Residents of the Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico have no right to vote absentee in their former state of residence, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late Thursday, even though residents of the Northern Mariana Islands and some in American Samoa are granted that privilege.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16, 2017 in parts of U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS announced Friday. President Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in the territory. Following the recent

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s federally appointed financial oversight board today questioned island officials about how they planned to centralize financial control after the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth discovered nearly $7 billion in previously unreported money. During a two-hour hearing that shed light on decades of disorganized and inconsistent accounting, the

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ABU DHABI — During the recent events of the IRENA General Assembly, the United Arab Emirates-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, valued at $50 million, has launched its second funding cycle by establishing partnerships with seven new Caribbean countries. Timed to coincide with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 it had the aim of

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SAN JUAN — A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. commonwealth is not facing a cash shortage like it has repeatedly warned about in recent months. Officials with the Federal

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WASHINGTON — The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) supports the U.S. House of Representatives’ unanimous passage on Tuesday, Jan. 16 of H.R. 2897, which represents a significant step forward for federally-owned parks in the District. “The DowntownDC BID joins the Mayor in thanking members of Congress for taking this action to advance

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – JetBlue announced that it will resume its second daily flight between St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport (STT) and San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) on Feb. 15. The return of an afternoon flight adds to the current schedule of one daily flight in the

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