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SAN JUAN — Nearly three years after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of homes remain badly damaged, many people face a hurricane season under fading blue tarp roofs and the island’s first major program to repair and rebuild houses hasn’t completed a single one. Maria hit

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Two United States senators and a congressman wrote last month to a British Virgin Islands deputy governor asking him to release a New Jersey-based fisherman currently being held in Tortola’s primitive and inhumane jail. “We are aware that our constituent, Michael Foy, has been detained

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former Superior Court of the Virgin Islands judge and federal prosecutor for the territory has been appointed an immigration judge under the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Denise Hinds Roach of St. Croix was appointed as an immigration judge in June by U.S. Attorney General William

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ARECIBO — An Ohio man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Puerto Rico Thursday afternoon. Juan David Perez, 45, had been wanted by the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office since May 20 for several counts of rape and sexual battery. Perez is accused of raping the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restricted the use of beaches as the U.S. commonwealth is hit by a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Governor Wanda Vázquez said the changes and an ongoing curfew

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We’re Number One! Only it’s not something we want to number one in. The highest percentage point increase in COVID-19 cases in all of the United States and its territories. NBC News reported today that the U.S. Virgin Islands has seen a 3,533 percent jump in confirmed coronavirus cases compared

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CHARLOTTE — John Canegata faces the equivalent of a trial before the Republican National Committee in the lead-up to the party’s convention re-nominating President Donald Trump. The hearing will be held after a group of Republicans filed a 77-page contest — basically a lawsuit under national party rules — with

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TRENTON — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management’s bid succeeded in a court-supervised auction for bankrupt news publisher McClatchy Company, the news company said today. The Miami Herald publisher said Chatham’s proposed deal, which needs a court confirmation and other regulatory approvals, would help it exit Chapter 11 protection in the

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WASHINGTON — Because of COVID-19 concerns disrupting the production chain, 2020 Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve quarter dollars won’t be distributed into general circulation until late July or early August, according to U.S. Mint officials. Todd Martin, acting director of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications,

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CRUZ BAY — A St. John resident who allegedly went to Louisiana to have sex with an underage girl twice was extradited and booked into St. Tammany Parish jail today on charges of rape and sexual assault of a minor, according to Louisiana State Police. Joseph William Haidler, 27, of Pine

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