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[ad name=”HTML-68″] ATLANTA – La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA) anunció que más de $108 millones en préstamos por desastre a bajo interés han sido aprobados para los negocios y los residentes de las Islas Vírgenes afectados por los huracanes Irma y María. “En la

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration said that over $108 million in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for businesses and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Currently, 1,450 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $108,570,500 for affected

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CHRISTIANSTED — The familiar brick red sails of the Schooner Roseway are back in St. Croix. For the twelfth consecutive season, Roseway has returned to Christiansted, where the tall ship will harbor in Gallows Bay through March. World Ocean School, the non-profit organization that operates Roseway, is currently working with

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CRUZ BAY – Island Green Living Association said today that it is pleased that the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that would prevent the burning of more than 600,000 cubic yards of vegetative hurricane debris in the territory. The St. John non-profit, along with The Sierra Club and the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are coming together with a new solution for one struggling commonwealth and one struggling territory. “Half of the people there, American citizens all, still have no electricity,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. Sanders introduced a new comprehensive plan to help the people of Virgin Islands and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] GENEVA — Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “This elimination is the result of our strong political commitment to public health and of

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FREDERIKSTED – The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) has pledged its support to Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria damaged four roofs at Flambouyant Gardens, a 56 apartment complex for low-income seniors and persons with physical disabilities. A few days after Hurricane Maria, extensive rains filled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In recognition of World Aids Day, the Immunization Division of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) and the Frederiksted Health Center will be hosting events today. World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people

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FLORENCE — The University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team remained winless after getting smacked down by North Alabama 92-58 on Tuesday night in Alabama. Jonathan Harley scored 13 points, Jake Fay added 11 points and Justin Syphoe had 10 points for the Buccaneers (0-10), who trailed by as

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] GEORGETOWN — The Caribbean Community trade group has agreed to raise import taxes on United States and Canadian wood because of complaints from member state Guyana. Caribbean Community Secretariat spokesman Bernard Black says a tax on imported pine would rise from 5 percent to 40 percent in January. The

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