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SAN JUAN —  The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon and Sector San Juan marine investigators stopped an illegal passenger-for-hire operation Sunday for the 32-foot dive boat Going Deep near Rincon, Puerto Rico. “Identifying and stopping illegal passenger vessels and preserving the safety of the public is a priority,” Cmdr. Jose

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SAN JUAN (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds to help it prepare for future hurricanes and other disasters, officials said Tuesday. The money assigned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would be used for infrastructure projects and economic

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ senior men’s national team will play its final first-round games in its own backyard — Puerto Rico — for the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers. The USVI national team’s best player and scoring leader, Walter Hodge, is a native of Puerto Rico — so

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutters Mohawk and Charles David Jr. transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and $8.5 million in seized cocaine to federal agents at a Coast Guard Base in Puerto Rico on Thursday, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast vessel in the Caribbean Sea. The

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AGUADILLA — A Coast Guard aircrew combined efforts with U.S. Border Patrol agents during a drug smuggling event Saturday that resulted in the seizure of 157 pounds (71 Kilos) of cocaine and the arrest of two suspected smugglers from the Dominican Republic near Villa Montana in Isabela, Puerto Rico. The

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CRUZ BAY — Minor earthquakes rattled four islands in the Caribbean on Sunday evening, including St. John and Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS) and the UWI Seismic Unit. The USGS reported that a 5.4 quake was recorded 47 miles east of Cruz Bay, St. John and

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SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico government has started sending out the first of the $600 federal stimulus checks to local residents, which should be immediately reflected in people’s bank accounts. Governor Pedro Pierluisi said the first checks were sent out on Tuesday, with many more to follow. “There is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic man who reportedly shot and killed the perpetrator of a deadly nightclub shooting on St. Thomas has been sentenced to no additional prison time in connection to the incident. Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 27, of Santo Domingo, with no legal status in the United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested one Puerto Rican boat captain for attempting to smuggle more than $100,000 in cash by sea to St. Thomas. Blas Sebastian Panzardi Davila of San Juan, appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for an initial appearance after his

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard terminated a recreational voyage for the disabled sailing vessel Wahu Thursday, following multiple safety violations during a post search and rescue boarding in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The sailing vessel Wahu was transiting from Florida to Barbados with two men aboard, a United

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