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SAN JUAN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have destined an additional $37.8 million in funds for 116 recovery and reconstruction projects in Puerto Rico.  The funds were approved between Feb. 28 and Mar. 6 and include more than $1.2 million for the Ponce

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SAN JUAN — Silver Airways will launch its newest aircraft in the region.  The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier, which has a network of flights to The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean (the latter out of its hub in Puerto Rico), is set to launch four new ATR-600 series planes in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority told its customers that bills issued this month will represent a sixty-day service period as the authority “works to rebuild and restore both its automated metering and billing systems.” Each system was “severely impacted by the 2017 hurricanes, and efforts

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the regular session of its quarterly meeting today, on the St. Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations request of $40.2 million to cover the local university’s operations and programs.  “Our appropriation remains in line with FY

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has issued three proclamations to commemorate Virgin Islands History Month, Social Work Month and Consumer Protection Week. “The people, natives, inhabitants, citizens and residents of the United States Virgin Islands of various origins, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, colors, beliefs and religions have throughout history, as

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR), in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) and WTJX-TV Channel 12 (WTJX), is proud to announce the launch of new television programming to provide the public with the most up-to-date information on the territory’s progress towards recovery. The new program, Recovery in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raymond J. Williams, executive director of the Virgin Islands Lottery said he would like to invite the public to join him for a pair of town hall meetings: St. Croix on Monday March 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Curriculum Center located at RR2 Kingshill, St. Croix. St.

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CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico — Abdiel Vélez stands with perfect balance as his boat dips and sways with the sea. Such scenes are disappearing along with local fishermen like Vélez, who fear the erosion of a craft passed down for generations. As a changing climate increases ocean surface temperatures around

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CORAL GABLES, Florida — Building on the success of its 2019 training initiatives, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is planning to expand its hospitality training programs and scholarship support in the Caribbean in 2020. The annual New York Times Travel Show fundraising drive saw strong support,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Denise George announced that the jury selection of a Dominican Republic man charged with the rape of two minors is set to begin this morning. Jury selection is scheduled to begin today at the V.I. Superior Court at which time the judge and attorneys will wade

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