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SAN JUAN — The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most recent census plummeted almost 80 percent, sparking a conversation about identity on an island breaking away from a past where race was not tracked and seldom debated in public. The drastic drop surprised

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fire units from the Omar Brown Sr. Fire Station at Barbel Plaza were dispatched to a reported structural fire, with possible entrapments, in Frenchtown at 2:24 p.m. today. Additional reports to the 911 call center supported and confirmed the initial call of a structural fire, escalating it

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five St. Thomas men were arrested on illegal drug charges at the Havensight Mall on Thursday, authorities said. Matthew Hazel, Jose Solano, Andrew Wilson, Cesar Thomas, and Lodwin Ashton were each charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 11 pounds of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHRISTIANSTED — There have been three more COVID-19 deaths in the territory, bringing the death toll to 78, the Virgin Islands Department of Health reports. The deceased are a 59-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man and a 39-year-old man, all on St. Croix, according to the VIDOH. The average age of

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard returned 10 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic between Tuesday and Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters near Mona Island. Two other men, Dominican Republic nationals, are facing federal criminal prosecution in Puerto Rico on migrant smuggling charges. The United

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard Sector San Juan announced Thursday efforts against illegal passenger-or-hire vessel operations in Puerto Rico. Since April, Coast Guard units and crews have conducted multiple operations targeting illegal passenger-for-hire vessel operations throughout Puerto Rico.  These operations have resulted in 70 vessel boardings, the issuing of 32

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Crimes are unlawful behaviors that are deemed wicked, humiliating, or incorrect by the general public. It’s not easy being a victim of these deeds, too. To help recover losses from criminal events, the government created Victim Compensation Funds (VCF). Each state has different crime compensation programs. In general, it’s a direct payment regarding financial compensation for

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DUBLIN, Ohio Wendy’s®  and Google Cloud today announced a partnership to enhance the Wendy’s restaurant experience and unlock new customer, restaurant, and employee experiences through data-driven insights. Wendy’s intends to leverage Google Cloud’s data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and hybrid cloud tools to create new ways customers

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan presented the Caribbean Drag Racing Association (CDRA) a check for $337,750 today which will go towards the completion of a refurbished drag racing track. Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White and St. Croix Administrator Sammuel Sanes joined Governor Bryan, who presented the check to CDRA President Arthur Hector and CDRA

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man died after he lost control of the car he was driving and hit a tree in Donoe late Wednesday night, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to a one-car accident on Weymouth Rhymer Highway, in the vicinity of the Market

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