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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s long-simmering debt crisis owes much to an economy that has been shedding jobs for years. And blame for that, economists say, stems in part from how the island operates under the same wage rules as the more prosperous 50 states. The commonwealth is subject to

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Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa stands as the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. But as the Pacific island’s attorney general reviews the decision, legal observers and gay rights advocates are saying it

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepCaribbean NewsTerritorial Affairs

Charles Manson wanted to start a race war in America by directing his “family” to mass murder people and then try to put the blame on black folks. Last month, confessed mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof was accused of trying to put the country at odds against itself over race.

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The Republican House leadership, as one of its first acts, too away voting rights from six delegates representing American territories… representing areas such as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Five of those delegates are Democrats, while one, from the Northern Marianas Islands, is

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  Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), have expressed solidarity with people in the global community standing in support of the human right to water, with particular mention of the dangers of privatisation of water in Lagos. The letter, whose signers represent half of the CBC, underscores

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  CASCADE, Colorado — Matt Stys funnels a mound of finely-ground God?s Gift, a sativa strain of marijuana, into his multi-colored glass bowl and takes a hit. ?It allows the images and all of things in your head to lose focus and drift away for a while,? says Stys as

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  Another freezing winter had many Washingtonians daydreaming about heading south to put their toes in the sand and a drink in their hand. All is not paradise in paradise these days, however, and even a refreshing Bahama Breeze cannot be had without a hurricane of controversy. That’s because one

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  The Virgin Islands is implementing public-private partnerships that benefit our territory and the United States. In the middle of a recession, the territory’s leaders should be commended for keeping companies in America, generating significant direct and indirect economic activity, preventing thousands of government layoffs and funding construction of roads

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett announced recently that the Virgin Islands Port Authority is set to receive additional funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a $10,000 square foot Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in

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  The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. In the landmark decision, the justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity,

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