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NEW YORK — Department of Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez participated in an event and panel discussion hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Thursday titled: Youth Poverty in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Updates and Policy Recommendations. The purpose of the event was to bring

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands opened up a new and explosive front in the battle over Jeffery Epstein’s $600 million estate last week when it included one of the sex offender’s companies, Southern Trust, as a co-defendant in the case. With that late amendment, the attorney general’s office

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TOKYO — American passengers quarantined aboard a cruise ship in Japan where scores of people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus are to be evacuated on Sunday, according to an email sent to them by the U.S. embassy in Japan’s capital city. “The aircraft will arrive in Japan the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million, an official told the Associated Press. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company, said rigorous procedures were not followed

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SAN JUAN — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis. Authorities have frozen at least $2.9 million, said an official who was not authorized to comment

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The world’s largest electric vehicle maker apparently wants its environmentally-committed customers to just throw its LEAF battery pack replacements away when they don’t work. But one St. Thomas automobile dealer is trying to do something about that. Nissan green car batteries cost conservationists a whopping $35,000 each!

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INDIANAPOLIS — Travel demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands is strong and forecasts look positive. That’s the word from Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte after taking meetings at Routes Americas, a leading aviation event, at an Indiana airport last week. Boschulte, who said he held” bilateral conversations with about a dozen

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SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico said they are seeking clues to help solve the killing of a U.S. tourist who was thrown from an SUV and run over twice in the territory’s capital. The incident occurred before dawn on February 1 in San Juan and involved a man

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman turned herself in after learning she was wanted by police for check kiting to the tune of at least $4,000, authorities said. Kaminah Davis, 29, of Estate St. John, was arrested about 6:06 p.m. Monday and charged with grand larceny, obtaining money by false

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) said that traffic signals at the intersection by Bellows International are temporarily out of service. “The department is working to complete repairs and get traffic signals back online and functional as soon as possible,” DPW spokeswoman Renée Exius said. In

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