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NEW YORK — It’s going to be quite a special birthday today for Kaden Hughes. Not only did he represent the U.S. Virgin Islands in the national Poetry Out Loud Semifinalist Championship, which streamed online Sunday, he is also a prominent guest star on a segment of the CBS series

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SAN JUAN — The Trump administration victimized Puerto Ricans a second time with arbitrary red tape that delayed the disbursement of federal disaster money in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, hamstringing the island’s economic recovery. That’s the conclusion of experts who have read a matter-of-fact 52-page new report by the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan today issued the following statement regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) letter to the cruise ship industry clearing the way for ships to begin docking at U.S. ports in mid-July: “I want to thank the Biden Administration, and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky

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Getting your newborn a Social Security number is important for their future. If your child is born in a hospital, the easiest way to apply for a Social Security number is when you are also completing the forms to register the birth certificate with the Demographic Registry agency. When you

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CHRISTIANSTED — Responding to a series of refinery mishaps that has exposed St. Croix residents to nauseating fumes for a period of hours to days, a coalition of environmental advocacy organizations has asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan to send an emergency response team to Limetree Bay to

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Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, wrote to key members of Congress to raise awareness of the resources Social Security needs to recover from the ongoing pandemic and improve service.  “Since becoming Commissioner, I have focused our actions and our resources on efforts to improve the service we provide to the

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Immigration reform has been at the forefront of U.S. President Joe Biden’s plans for change, and according to U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, Democrats plan on passing their new immigration bill even in the face of opposition from the Republican party. The aim is to rely on a special parliamentary procedure known as

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Virgin Islands officials are investigating a second accident at a controversial refinery in St. Croix after it emitted noxious fumes that prompted some schools to close on Friday. The release of sulfuric gases from the facility, which caused nausea and eye irritation

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SAN JUAN — The Virgin Islands Free Press started receiving numerous reports from readers in December 2020 that United States Postal Service mail from the mainland destined for the U.S. Virgin Islands is not getting through to the territory after it is delivered to Puerto Rico to be sorted. PR

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With more people learning online, we would like to highlight some of the digital resources we have for educators. Chances are a student will know someone who receives retirement, disability or survivor’s benefits. This could be a way to relate our many programs to a new audience. Showing young people

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