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GEORGETOWN — Pirate attacks around Caribbean and South American waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed today. The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) non-profit group recorded 71 incidents in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2017, a 163 percent increase

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WASHINGTON – The House rejected its own Republican version of the farm bill (H.R. 2—Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018) May 18 by a vote of 198 to 213. For House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-TX, it was a stunning defeat for producing what

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SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) continues to reach major tourism milestones as the summer travel season approaches. Moving at a rapid-pace, Puerto Rico reaffirms the destination’s readiness to host visitors from all over the world during the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2018 event, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace

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SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico and its federally appointed oversight board have reached a deal to avoid litigation over much-needed economic overhauls in the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth. Governor Ricardo Rosselló and the island’s legislature agreed to repeal protections that make it difficult for private-sector employers to fire workers at will,

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WASHINGTON — The Congressional bill H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, includes an amendment that seeks to ban cockfighting in U.S. territories — including the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says she is opposed to the measure. Cockfighting is now banned in all

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Accompanied by public and private partners, Governor Kenneth Mapp broke ground Tuesday on the much awaited Veterans Drive improvement project on St. Thomas. Over $120 million, much from already appropriated federal aid, will be spent on what is described as the “single largest road project in United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Starting salaries for Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers will officially increase on May 21, 2018. Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has formally authorized Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter to adjust the base pay for police officers from $30,715 to $40,953. Police officers now making

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GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Kenneth Mapp and Osbert Potter (incumbents) Independent Warren Mosler and Ray Fonseca Independent Soraya Diase Coffelt and Dwight Nicholson Independent Adlah “Foncie” Donastorg and Alicia “Chucky” Hansen Independent Janette Millin Young and Edgar Bengoa Independent Moleto Smith Jr. and Hubert Lorenzo Frederick Independent Positive Nelson and Gary Udhwani

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SAN JUAN — Federal and local officials said that they are stockpiling radios, food, water and generators in Puerto Rico and demanding rigorous emergency training to prepare the U.S. commonwealth for dealing with any catastrophic storm as the Atlantic hurricane season approaches. In the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Maria,

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SAN JUAN — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they found cocaine worth an estimated $15.6 million on a fishing boat off the southwestern coast. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) against and Puerto Rican police searched the boat after stopping it off the town of Cabo Rojo. On board they

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