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SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The decision in the high-profile case was celebrated by many in the U.S. territory who argued that Keleher should be tried

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SAN ANTONIO — St. Croix legend Tim Duncan has endorsed Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg for president. In a 30-second video that debuted today, Duncan said he is supporting Bloomberg in the 2020 U.S. presidential election “because of his work in 2017 to help the U.S. Virgin Islands recover.” Mike and

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NEW YORK — Department of Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez participated in an event and panel discussion hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Thursday titled: Youth Poverty in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Updates and Policy Recommendations. The purpose of the event was to bring

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota — The Minnesota Vikings, winners of the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs in 2019, can get back into the black in 2020 by losing one key player on their defense: St. Croix’s Linval Joseph. And according to NFL sources speaking privately to the Virgin Islands

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SAN JUAN — St. Croix basketball star Rakeem Christmas has signed a professional contract in Puerto Rico’s Baloncesto Superior Nacional with the Mets de Guaynabo, the team has announced. Christmas last played professionally in Turkey, suiting up for four games earlier this year with OGM Ormanspor. He averaged four points and

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INDIANAPOLIS — Travel demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands is strong and forecasts look positive. That’s the word from Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte after taking meetings at Routes Americas, a leading aviation event, at an Indiana airport last week. Boschulte, who said he held” bilateral conversations with about a dozen

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WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will be among several governors of U.S. territories scheduled to testify before the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Natural Resources at noon today. Bryan will be testifying during a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for Department

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FORT LAUDERDALE — A Caribbean cruise has been cut short after more than 300 people on board the ship began vomiting and suffering from diarrhea. The Caribbean Princess was carrying more than 3,000 passengers and more than 1,100 crew members on a two-week trip that began on February 2. But

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SAN JUAN — As Puerto Rico is struggling to recover from hurricanes and earthquakes, the White House confirmed this weekend that it is appointing U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown as its liaison for the disaster-struck island. In a statement, the White House said Brown “will coordinate United States

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JUNEAU — A convicted sex offender Alaska police have identified as a suspect in a homicide at a hotel in Anchorage has been arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands nearly two months after the crime, authorities said. Brant Marshall, 40, of Anchorage, who is known to acquaintances as “Joey Snow”

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