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SAN JUAN — Some 1,900 police officers across Puerto Rico went on strike this morning to demand a better public pension plan, authorities said. The absences are expected to continue through the weekend and prompted several mayors to declare a state of emergency. A minority of officers are planning be sick between

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Disability Rights Center of the VI (DRCVI) successfully hosts the first virtual Employer Recruitment Roundtable to observe National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico could see its four-year financial restructuring process thrown out of court without a resolution if the island’s lawmakers do not approve legislation that would enable a plan to adjust $35 billion in debt to proceed. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who has been overseeing

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SAN JUAN — Vanilla Ice is getting the cold shoulder from a Puerto Rico music venue based on the old school rapper’s current inoculation status. The singer, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkkle, will not be able to perform in Puerto Rico with rapper Vico C, becasue he

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested with 6.6 pounds of cocaine in his luggage at the Henry Rohlsen Airport on Tuesday, federal authorities said. Kareme Holst of Christiansted was “advised of his rights on criminal charges related to his alleged possession cocaine” on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivor’s benefits. Medicare provides health insurance. Because these services are often related, you may not know which agency to contact for help. The list below can help you quickly figure out where to go. Please share this list with family and friends. You can

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CHRISTIANSTED –– Following President Biden’s order to have all U.S. flags flown at half-staff, Governor Albert Bryan has ordered that all Virgin Islands flags in the territory fly at half-staff as well in memory of former Secretary of State Colin Powell until sunset on Friday, October 22, 2021. All flags should be flown at half-staff all day this week until sunset.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding her letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding the persistent problems with the operation of mail service to the U.S. Virgin Islands, her office announced Monday. “Today, I sent a letter with Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources invites the public to join in spreading awareness of local bats in the Virgin Islands during Bat Appreciation Month, celebrated nationally throughout the month of October.   “Many people may think of bats as blood-sucking, rabies-inducing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting/Special Agent in Charge, John F. Kanig and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event, scheduled for October 23rd, 2021 in St. Croix and St. Thomas. This initiative addresses a serious public safety and public health issue

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