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If there is one thing that most people share, it is the concern about financial security and money in general. Sooner or later, most people find themselves in debt –– whether that is credit card payments, mortgages, or anything. There are those that try to think of innovative solutions to

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SAN JUAN — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Thursday in the latest of a rare string of quakes that has frightened many in the U.S. commonwealth. The most recent quake occurred eight miles south of Guayanilla at a shallow depth of four miles and was felt in the

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CHRISTIANSTED — This year’s Christmas Bird Count saw two surprise visitors to St. Croix. Three never seen before scarlet ibises took up early winter residence along the far north edge of Southgate Pond and a single white-eyed vireo was spotted along Bethlehem Work Road just east of the National Guard

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CHRISTIANSTED — People of all ages experience a fall from time to time, but as we get older, the results of a fall pose a serious health risk to people. Falls are a leading cause of injury for older adults. The St. Croix Senior Collaborative is offering classes called “A Matter

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SAN JUAN — Oriental Bank completed the acquisition of the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands operations of Scotiabank on December 31, 2019. Upon closing, Scotiabank’s Puerto Rico and USVI operations will further strengthen Oriental’s position as the premier retail bank in Puerto Rico. Oriental will have a well-diversified loan

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SAN JUAN — The former president of Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives pleaded guilty today in a 2017 corruption case in which he was ordered to pay a fine but will not face prison time. Jaime Perelló entered his plea as part of an agreement with the government following an

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SAN JUAN — An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 shook the southwest areas of Puerto Rico early this morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The seismic focus was located 6.2 miles (10 km) underground and the epicenter was recorded 1.86 miles (3 km) southwest of Indios, Puerto Rico. An

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Dear Editor: In 2013, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority announced to the public that it would switch from oil to propane for the generation of electricity in the territory. WAPA touted in the media that the project would lower the cost of power for consumers and businesses by

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) is notifying all U.S. Virgin Islands businesses that to participate in the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Financial Incentive Program, they are required to complete the Vendor Application Request Form. As per the EERE program requirements, the VIEO will only accept

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CHRISTIANSTED — Following Friday’s vote to reprogram funds to pay Vitol, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. thanked senators of the 33rd Legislature for working collaboratively with the executive branch to address the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s propane supply crisis. “Thank you to the senators who voted in favor of

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