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SAN JUAN — Lin-Manuel Miranda wants Puerto Rico’s $74 billion of debt to be erased. The creator and star of the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” about the first U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, said Thursday in a Washington Post opinion piece that the island’s bondholders shouldn’t seek repayment. The commonwealth fell

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OAKLAND — The Kaiser Foundation, a non-profit organization established by health insurance Kaiser Permanente, has put out a report on the U.S. Virgin Islands. The report is called: “Fast Facts on the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Kaiser Permanente is not affiliated with the Kaiser Family Foundation,” Kaiser Permanente spokeswoman Sara Vinson

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TWO RIVERS, Wisc. — Two city line workers and a utility bucket truck departed Wisconsin Dec. 9 bound for St. Croix  along with line workers from municipal utilities in Marshfield, Rice Lake, Arcadia, Fennimore, Clintonville and Reedsburg. Head lineman Brian Dellemann and expert lineman Darrick Wendricks are part of a Wisconsin

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SAN JUAN — A judge in Puerto Rico says there’s enough evidence to arrest a well-known former mayor accused of sexually harassing a policewoman. Hector O’Neill faces seven charges including sexual abuse and lewd acts. He was being held Tuesday on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in

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PARIS — The U.N. Development Program (UNDP) announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone” to support the parts of the region decimated by some of the most powerful hurricanes to ever cross the Atlantic in

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LINCOLN — “This is what the National Guard is all about.” If there’s any one theme that I think encapsulates the work that thousands of Army and Air National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have accomplished and continue to do over the past couple months and three hurricanes, “This is what

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dawn Henry invites the residents of the St. Thomas community to volunteer their services for a clean-up drive of downtown Charlotte Amalie on Saturday, December 16th. Groups leading the charge in the “Rock City Clean Streets” initiative include the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory

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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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WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has granted the territory yet another extension to comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005, a federal law put in place to make official government identification more secure, in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Julio Rhymer is out at WAPA! That’s the startling unconfirmed report the Virgin Islands Free Press got early today. The embattled Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority CEO Rhymer has struggled to connect 50 percent of the territory to electricity more than three months after Hurricane Irma

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