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CRUZ BAY — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg told USA Today that he didn’t plan on getting involved in the hurricane recovery of the territory — but, yet and still — somehow the billionaire did. His efforts began in St. John where his Bloomberg L.P., co-founder Tom Secunda has a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he was disappointed Tuesday “regarding the 32nd Legislature’s failure to act on measures critical to continuing essential operations of the Virgin Islands government.” Senators, who were called into Special Session by the governor, adjourned without considering any of the important legislation on the November

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GREASE FACTOR: Gov. Kenneth Mapp did not distance himself from Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossello or his island’s many problems … the result is that we all lose. It is thought to be the first time Mapp was ever out-slimed by a fellow politician. WASHINGTON — The White House on

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Number Two man at the Department of Interior — the federal government agency that has oversight authority over the territories — will arrive in St. Croix this afternoon, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. David Bernhardt, Deputy Secretary of the Interior, will be here after first

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HARD TIMES AHEAD: Puerto Rico is expected to experience an economic downturn for the next 10 years as a result of Hurricane Maria. SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico could face more than a decade of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria,

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HONOLULU — It has been nearly two months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico continue to struggle to recover. At the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting in Hawaii, the House of Delegates (HOD) directed the AMA to urge the Congress to pass legislation needed to

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BIG MISTAKE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp did not distance himself, or the territory, from the PREPA Whitefish Scandal that has inflamed the U.S. Congress. Here Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Gov. Ricardo Rossello join hands with Mapp. WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government power company didn’t follow its lawyers’ advice when it agreed to a $300 million grid-construction contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, according to documents released a House committee probing the now-canceled deal. Documents provided by the public power monopoly known as PREPA show at

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WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s governor got the jump on the territory on Monday when asked the federal government for $94.4 billion ahead of the Virgin Islands. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a news conference that he will still formally make his request to the White House and Congress, along with a

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OUT IN THE COMMUNITY: Bishop Herbert Bevard speaks about National Catholic Week in St. Thomas. BALTIMORE — The people of Puerto Rico are still in “a state of emergency” nearly two months after Hurricane Maria, while some residents of the Virgin Islands are showing signs of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) after surviving

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