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SAN JUAN — Controversy seems to follow Nike whenever a Puerto Rico themed release is concerned. But this year, the brand is assured they’ve avoided issues as they offer a simple Air Max 97 base on which to display the community’s flag. At a glance, the pair reminds of the beloved “Silver

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15. On this day, and throughout the month, communities, seniors, caregivers, governments, organizations, and the private sector unite to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people. Social Security imposter scams are widespread across the United States. Scammers use sophisticated tactics

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MIAMI — The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today. But with the news that people in the active hurricane belt should be on guard against the storms from June to November — came the grim warning that improperly installed generators kill more people in the aftermath of the deadly cyclones

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following 34th Legislature’s approval of Bill No. 34-0021, which sought to assign a “turnaround” company to oversee the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Board, the Fitch Ratings service on Monday issued a statement that the bond market does not want to upgrade WAPA’s rating because of the

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What if we told you there’s an avocado so long you’d need an entire baguette to make avocado toast with it? Because we are actually telling you that. Recently, a photo of an avocado nearly as long as a human arm went viral — attracting attention as far away as Australia.

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Will the decision by several U.S. cruise lines to home port in the Caribbean this summer become a permanent fixture, or is it just a temporary workaround? The widespread suspicion that it is the latter, was succinctly voiced in one recent online posting on Tribune242’s website in The Bahamas: “These

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CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA gave fair warning to the territory’s highly-overpaid supermarkets today — if you try to overcharge after a natural catastrophe — we’ve got you’re number. DLCA Commissioner Richard “Ricky” Evangelista told merchants that their first monthly Hurricane Price List submission for the 2021 hurricane season is due on

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FREDERIKSTED — When buying oxtail in supermarkets on the U.S. mainland and locally be sure you are not getting kangaroo tail masquerading as beef, one concerned reader said today. “Don’t let me stop you from eating kangaroos tails,” Artie Cuban warned on Facebook. “You been eating it for years and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands legislature appears to be near to voting to increase Public Service Commission control over the financially troubled Water and Power Authority (WAPA). As of December 31, WAPA had $190 million of electrical system revenue bonds and unamortized bond premiums and a total of $1.143

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the community to guard against telephone calls from scam artists posing as employees of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA). WAPA management has indicated that scammers are using a computerized system, using the Authority’s main telephone numbers, to

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