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CHRISTIANSTED –– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District and the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery held the first meeting of the year for their newly created Silver Jackets team at the Virgin Islands Cardiac Center in St. Croix on Monday. Silver Jackets is an interagency flood risk

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SAN JUAN — The screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U.S. commonwealth during the Super Bowl’s halftime show, a moment that many were still replaying and sharing on Monday. The move came at a trying time for those on

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SAN JUAN — There’s been another earthquake just off the southern coast of Puerto Rico. The 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck around 9:45 a.m. today about 14 miles southeast of Guanica, the United States Geological Survey said. Information about injuries or damage was not immediately available. The latest earthquakes comes as

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Friends of the St. Croix USVI National Parks group is inviting the public to attend a presentation entitled “Coral Health and Disease Mitigation” at the Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse on Company Street on Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m. Coral disease is the primary

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CRUZ BAY — A St. John man who allegedly fled to Puerto Rico before he could be charged in connection to a shooting that left two people dead at a Contant bar in December is in official custody today, authorities said. Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 26 of Estate Adrian was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that his administration was continuing its efforts to digitize government by convening the first meeting of the telehealth workgroup on Wednesday to begin the planning and implementation of telehealth services in the territory. The workgroup, which comprises key stakeholders from both the

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KINGSTON — A major 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit off the northwest coast of Jamaica today about 78 miles west of the Cayman Islands. But no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at latitude 19.3, longitude 78.8 and released the energy equivalent of 84 atomic bombs at 2:10 p.m. today at

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AUSTIN, Texas — About 1,300 service members from the National Guard and the Army Reserve are now providing shelter for thousands of Puerto Ricans left homeless by a series of earthquakes that devastated the island more than two weeks ago. In addition to the Puerto Rico National Guard, Ohio and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Caribbean Writer (TCW) announces a call for submissions for Volume 35 under the 2020 theme: Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past, Imagining a Future.” Submissions that explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora are desired. The Caribbean Writer invites submissions “that explore this theme

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SAN JUAN — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico today at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of eight miles

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