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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A New Jersey-based longline fishing boat captain has been in jail for a month after he was detained in the British Virgin Islands on June 8 for traveling into BVI waters during coronavirus border closures. Now he is facing criminal charges and a months-long wait

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ARECIBO — An Ohio man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Puerto Rico Thursday afternoon. Juan David Perez, 45, had been wanted by the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office since May 20 for several counts of rape and sexual battery. Perez is accused of raping the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restricted the use of beaches as the U.S. commonwealth is hit by a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Governor Wanda Vázquez said the changes and an ongoing curfew

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico officially reopened for tourists Wednesday, even as the U.S. commonwealth sees a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations that threatens to undermine its early gains against the pandemic. Incoming passengers are now required to present a recent Covid-19 test or isolate themselves for 14 days. The new

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SAN JUAN — An 11-year-old boy was killed in southern Puerto Rico in a drive-by shooting that left three others injured, including his six-year-old brother, authorities said today. Unknown gunmen shot into a car carrying the children and two adults including the boys’ mother, Sunday night in the southern coastal

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SAN JUAN — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate

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LOIZA — As evening fell over Puerto Rico, hundreds gathered at a vigil for George Floyd recently in Loíza, a coastal town home to one of the island’s largest Black communities. Crowds congregated at el Ancón, a pier named after the retired barge it once housed, which crossed loiceños and

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MONTPELIER — A New York man who siphoned off money from three General Services Administration projects totaling $34.4 million in St. Croix, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico was sentenced to probation and a whopping $2.5 million fine, authorities said. The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor declared a state of emergency effective Monday as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic. Starting July 2, nearly 140,000 clients, including some in the capital of San Juan, will be without water for 24 hours every other day as

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SAN JUAN — Two strong earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico, but there have been no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. commonwealth since late December. A tremor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit just southwest of the island in

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