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FREDERIKSTED — Popular Bank announced that the Sunshine Mall Branch in St. Croix will be closed to the public as of today “until further notice.” The ATM and commercial night depository box will remain in service and available for use. “Our priority is to ensure that our customers continue to

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WASHINGTON — The USDA has identified three major supermarket chains, including some in the territory, that received part of more than 11 million pounds of recalled Tyson chicken strips. Eleven brands and several flavors are involved.  Three people have reported injuries from metal pieces in the products. To view all

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WASHINGTON — The FDA announced last summer that it was investigating over 500 reported cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy beginning in 2018. The disease can often result in congestive heart failure. The agency released the names of the 16 food brands that were most frequently identified in the cases on

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For many people, a car accident is a once-in-a-lifetime situation. It’s an incredibly stressful event that can be confusing at first. A minor fender bender can leave you in shock. Be proactive by learning about what to do after a car accident now. You’ll be prepared in the future if

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TORONTO — The Bank of Nova Scotia is unloading its operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at a loss as the bank continues to shrink its sprawling global footprint. OFG Bancorp says it is acquiring the Toronto-based bank’s Puerto Rico operation for $550 million in cash, and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — To promote hotel and resort development, the Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) has launched an online database with at least 50 government and privately-owned USVI properties. Developers and investors can learn about these properties at www.investusvirginislands.com  “Hotel and resort developers need readily-accessible resources that can assist them in locating properties that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A “major” power outage was affecting three of the four major U.S. Virgin Islands since early this morning, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said. The outage “is a result of the loss of generation capacity at the Randolph Harley Power Plant,” WAPA said. “Plant personnel

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CHRISTIANSTED — Tania Tomyn, CEO of RetroLock Corporation of California, recently traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands. She fell in love with the Caribbean as a young girl when her parents had a second home on St. Croix, which has become their full-time residence for the past decade. Her passion for the

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Despite being the butt of many lawyer-themed jokes, maritime law is a real thing and it is a lot more convoluted than one would think. Most people think they’ll never have to worry about maritime law, it isn’t like the average person spends an extended period of time on a

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a bid to reduce disruptions of potable water service during power blackouts, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide. The approval came at the board’s monthly meeting on

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