Posts In Category

Puerto Rico News

At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsCrime NewsMilitary NewsPolice NewsPuerto Rico NewsU.S. Department of Justice

SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air & Marine Operations (AMO) and the U.S. Coast Guard recently interdicted a “yola” type wooden vessel transporting 816 pounds (370 kilos) of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea and apprehended three Dominican Republic nationals. CBP said the suspected

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEducation NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsTechnology News

SAN JUAN — Scientists have discovered a new species of ctenophore, or comb jelly, near Puerto Rico. The newly named Duobrachium sparksae was discovered two and a half miles below sea level by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries research team. It was found during an underwater expedition using

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsCrime NewsMilitary NewsPolice NewsPuerto Rico NewsU.S. Department of Justice

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted two illegal voyages Sunday off the coast of Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard 7th District said this week.  Puerto Rican Border Patrol (FURA) detected a 20-foot vessel with 12 migrants aboard, 11 Dominican Republic and one Guatemalan migrant — including 11 adult males and

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsHealth NewsMilitary NewsPuerto Rico NewsTechnology NewsTerritorial Affairs

SAN JUAN -— Officials in Puerto Rico announced today that it expects to receive its first COVID-19 vaccines by mid-December as the island hits a record number of daily cases and hospitalizations. Health care workers, teachers and certain public sector employees are among those who will take priority, officials said. “This will

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Puerto Rican men who tried to smuggle at least $1 million cash into the territory by boat have been given sentences of three years and 2.5 years respectively by a federal judge. Abnel Belordo Colón, 29, and Jose Ernesto Vazquez Colón, 25, were sentenced last Thursday

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsTechnology News

SAN JUAN — The National Science Foundation announced today that it will close the huge telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life. The independent, federally funded agency said it’s too

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsSports NewsSt. Thomas News

YOUNGVILLE, Louisiana— Coming off of the successful qualifier tournament held in Punta Gorda, Florida in late August, amateur boxers from across the United States got another chance to test their skills in the ring. The Sugar Bert Boxing National Qualifier WBC Green Belt Challenge tournament was held from Friday to

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A first of its kind assessment of coral reefs in U.S. waters is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the world’s oceans amid the environmental effects posed by human activity and climate

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsMilitary NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

MIAMI — As Eta makes its way past Tampa Bay and Theta moves away from the United States, forecasters are keeping an eye on a tropical wave as the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season continues. According to the National Hurricane Center, the tropical wave has a 90 percent chance of forming within the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsLa Fortaleza NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico News

SAN JUAN — Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party won a majority of votes to become the U.S. commonwealth’s next governor, according to official preliminary results released late Saturday. Pierluisi received nearly 33 percent of votes compared with nearly 32 percent obtained by Carlos Delgado of the

Read More