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SAN JUAN — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate

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TRENTON — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management’s bid succeeded in a court-supervised auction for bankrupt news publisher McClatchy Company, the news company said today. The Miami Herald publisher said Chatham’s proposed deal, which needs a court confirmation and other regulatory approvals, would help it exit Chapter 11 protection in the

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Senator Kurt Vialet that that he saw firsthand the hue and cry of local horse owners at Plaza Extra West on Saturday and has persuaded Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. to sit down with them to hear their grievances. Protesters by the hundreds, some of them on

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NASSAU — The Ministry of Health announced that all travelers must complete a Bahamas Health Visa application and present a negative COVID-19 real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test with a sample taken within 10 days of arrival in order to gain entry into the island. According to the Caribbean Tourism

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it participated in the closing of an illegal horse racing path in the Williams Delight area on Thursday. Throughout the past two years, VIPD has responded to the path used for unsanctioned horse racing. Officers have gone to the location in the

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WASHINGTON — Because of COVID-19 concerns disrupting the production chain, 2020 Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve quarter dollars won’t be distributed into general circulation until late July or early August, according to U.S. Mint officials. Todd Martin, acting director of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications,

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CHRISTIANSTED — You could get into an accident trying to take pictures of all the vehicles on St. Croix that do not have a license plate on the front or back here. I know, because I have tried to take pictures of all the cars I see here driving with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert and Michael J. De Palma, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement today in an effort to remind taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in

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LOIZA — As evening fell over Puerto Rico, hundreds gathered at a vigil for George Floyd recently in Loíza, a coastal town home to one of the island’s largest Black communities. Crowds congregated at el Ancón, a pier named after the retired barge it once housed, which crossed loiceños and

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LONDON — Blame it on coronavirus, but Lloyd’s of London has voluntarily given up its licences to write insurance policies in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Lloyd’s says the new policy is part of its broader focus on reinsurance — taking some high-risk portfolios from other insurers in the United States, where it is a market leader,

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