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SAN JUAN — The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said today that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane and earthquake victims has quickened, he’s worried about long term efforts. The comments by Peter Brown, White House special representative for

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FORT LAUDERDALE — Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline, said it is proud to announce the history-making milestone appointment of Cindy Guay as the first female Captain to fly the ATR-600 series aircraft in the United States, including both the ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600. In addition, Captain Guay

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SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The decision in the high-profile case was celebrated by many in the U.S. territory who argued that Keleher should be tried

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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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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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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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