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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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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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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million, an official told the Associated Press. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company, said rigorous procedures were not followed

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SAN JUAN — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis. Authorities have frozen at least $2.9 million, said an official who was not authorized to comment

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The world’s largest electric vehicle maker apparently wants its environmentally-committed customers to just throw its LEAF battery pack replacements away when they don’t work. But one St. Thomas automobile dealer is trying to do something about that. Nissan green car batteries cost conservationists a whopping $35,000 each!

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SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico said they are seeking clues to help solve the killing of a U.S. tourist who was thrown from an SUV and run over twice in the territory’s capital. The incident occurred before dawn on February 1 in San Juan and involved a man

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) said that traffic signals at the intersection by Bellows International are temporarily out of service. “The department is working to complete repairs and get traffic signals back online and functional as soon as possible,” DPW spokeswoman Renée Exius said. In

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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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WASHINGTON — The Federal Communication Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau set up procedures for its investment of up to $691 million over the next 10 years to support the build out of advanced broadband and voice services in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The investment, which was announced on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said it will increase transparency by releasing a series of packaged Internet-based broadcasts of top government officials discussing the salient issues of the territory. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has begun “The Press Box,” a podcast that features informal discussion with members of the Bryan/Roach Administration

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