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SAN JUAN — A mayor pleaded guilty yesterday to engaging in a bribery scheme in which he received cash payments in exchange for awarding Puerto Rico municipal contracts to an unnamed company (Company A). Meanwhile, a Puerto Rico contractor was arrested today for allegedly paying bribes and kickbacks to the

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SAN JUAN — Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), is rolling out the red carpet for travelers to start 2022 in Puerto Rico. In partnership with the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino and JetBlue, the DMO will grant one person and a guest a once-in-a-lifetime trip to ring in the New

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and the crew of a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement medevaced a passenger from the sailing vessel Orion Monday, approximately 18 miles south of St. Thomas. Medevaced is a 66-year-old man, U.S. citizen, who sustained a head injury aboard

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About 23,000 people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in U.S. Virgin Islands (and 850,000 in Puerto Rico) qualify for a 5.9 percent increase in their Social Security benefits in 2022. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).

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SAN JUAN — A Station San Juan boat crew offloaded approximately 400 kilograms in seized cocaine and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to federal agents Wednesday, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel near Dorado, Puerto Rico.  The apprehended smugglers are Dominican Republic nationals, who are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico on drug

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless rescued 27 migrants Saturday, after the migrants abandoned a disabled vessel Wednesday and ended up stranded on Monito Island off of Puerto Rico. The rescued migrants, 25 Haitian and two others of undetermined nationality, reportedly were traveling with 10 other Haitian migrants,

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard cutters and helicopters crews continued to search for possible migrants in the water Friday, following the rescue of 10 Haitian migrants Wednesday from a disabled vessel near Mona and Monito Islands, Puerto Rico. At this time, search efforts have revealed no signs of people in

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard surface and air units combined efforts to locate and rescue 12 migrants from a disabled 18-foot skiff in waters southeast of St. Thomas. The rescued migrants reportedly were traveling with two other migrant vessels, when their vessel became disabled and separated from the group. “Thanks

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard warns mariners, tourists and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states that will generate dangerous breaking waves and rip currents around coastal waters of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including Vieques and Culebra Islands, from Wednesday through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Most Puerto Rico and USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men were arrested for smuggling 90 pounds of cocaine by boat into St. Thomas early Sunday morning, authorities said. On November 22, 2021 Erickson Bolivar, a Venezuelan national, Keisy Jesus, a Dominican Republican national, and Yehudi Robles, a United States citizen from Puerto Rican living in

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