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SAN JUAN — In many cultures and geographic regions, it’s customary to shoot guns into the air to celebrate New Year’s Day or other holidays. The purpose of what is called “celebratory gunfire” is to make loud noise to mark a joyous occasion. However, what people don’t often realize is

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nationstar Mortgage, which operates under the brand Mr. Cooper, was ordered to repay $73 million to roughly 40,000 homeowners for repeatedly failing to provide even the most basic operations as a mortgage servicing company over four years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday. The CFPB and

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When you remove a rubber band from your newspaper or fix a tire on your bicycle, you may understandably believe that rubber is a one-size-fits-all sort of substance. Now that you are in a business that uses o-rings and other materials made from rubber, you realize that this amazing and

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations and the Dutch Caribbean coast guard interdicted seven suspected drug smuggling vessels over 10 days near Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Eastern Caribbean, the Coast Guard 7th District said.  The collaboration between the

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SAN JUAN — A federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a three count indictment charging five men and three women, who are members of a drug trafficking organization, with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for

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BRIDGETOWN — FanDuel has secured a new route to the Caribbean and LatAm markets courtesy of a strategic business agreement announced this week with The CAGE Companies (An RLJ Companies Majority Owned Company) and its subsidiary, CAGE Sports BV.  Under the terms of the deal, FanDuel Group will be able to expand its sportsbook to

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CARACAS — The Venezuelan government said it had found 14 bodies after a ship carrying migrants bound for Trinidad and Tobago was wrecked en route this past weekend. The government said in a statement that 11 bodies were found by a Coast Guard patrol on Saturday afternoon, and “today, following

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BRIDGETOWN — China appears to have used mobile phone networks in the Caribbean to surveil United States mobile phone subscribers as part of its espionage campaign against Americans, according to a mobile network security expert who has analyzed sensitive signals data. The findings paint an alarming picture of how China has allegedly exploited decades-old

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriated 15 migrants to the Dominican Republic Saturday afternoon, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage just off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals. The interdiction is the result of ongoing multiagency efforts in

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago — With the active policy shift from COVID-19-driven responses to post-COVID-19 recovery, the debate now is over what comes next for the Caribbean and the role of partnerships. For the Caribbean region, the United Nations (UN) remains a vital channel of support for the region.

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