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SAN JUAN — A mayor pleaded guilty yesterday to engaging in a bribery scheme in which he received cash payments in exchange for awarding Puerto Rico municipal contracts to an unnamed company (Company A). Meanwhile, a Puerto Rico contractor was arrested today for allegedly paying bribes and kickbacks to the

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SAN JUAN — Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), is rolling out the red carpet for travelers to start 2022 in Puerto Rico. In partnership with the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino and JetBlue, the DMO will grant one person and a guest a once-in-a-lifetime trip to ring in the New

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The probate battle over sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s vast, Virgin Islands-based empire ratcheted up Tuesday with a new complaint from Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George, and an emergency motion from the estate’s attorneys to vacate liens George had placed on the more than $600 million in

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About 23,000 people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in U.S. Virgin Islands (and 850,000 in Puerto Rico) qualify for a 5.9 percent increase in their Social Security benefits in 2022. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).

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The VI senators are in a Traveling Spree going numerous conferences. They are  living a good lifestyle by staying at expensive  hotels  eating at exclusive restaurants having fun at nightclubs with the tax payers  money. All of this is happening while many in the VI are still struggling. September 27-30

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education’s (VIDE) American Rescue Plan Outlying Areas State Educational Agency (ARP-OA SEA) implementation plan. VIDE’s plan details how American Rescue Plan funds will be used to sustain the safe operation of schools

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WASHINGTON — For the second time this semester, a University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) communication student enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to participate in a White House press briefing.   Nadege Barber, sophomore, communication minor and president of the student group UVI Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ), joined 18 student journalists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a virtual White House (WH) Press

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Nevada man who straw purchased guns — including a machine gun and a Glock — was given nearly two years in prison by a federal judge in St. Thomas, authorities said. Michael Kelly, 30, of Las Vegas, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment followed by a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal prosecutors have charged a man with conspiracy to possess and sell a dangerous opioid following an investigation into a woman’s possible overdose death on St. Thomas, authorities said. Elijah Hakim. 34, was arrested September 14, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia and transported to St. Thomas, USVI on

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DALLAS — After a remarkable tourism performance over the past 12 months, the U.S. Virgin Islands is getting back to basics and strengthening its relationship with its airline partners. During a visit to American Airlines’ newly minted headquarters in Dallas last week, Governor Albert Bryan thanked the carrier for its

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