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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriated 11 Dominican migrants and returned 12 Haitians to the Dominican Republic Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in the Mona Passage. The interdiction is the result of ongoing Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency group partner efforts to deter

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its intent to designate the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a “protection zone,” a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) designation that allows the United States to maintain its current animal health status should there be a detection of

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring several systems across the Atlantic Basin tonight. But none of these systems are currently a threat to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, according to the National Weather Service in Puerto Rico. El CNH monitoreando varios sistemas a través de la

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Tens of thousands of Americans who get monthly Social Security benefits payments in need help managing their money and may need a representative payee. A representative payee is an individual or an organization we appoint to receive and manage a person’s benefits. Representative payees must know the beneficiary’s needs to

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FREDERIKSTED — Local poison control experts today warned Virgin Islanders not to take dog de-worming pills as a cure for COVID-19. National health officials on Monday warned against using a drug called ivermectin for unapproved use as a medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19. “I was unable to find any calls/cases from

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MIAMI — Forecasters are monitoring a disturbance today that could see some development later in the week as it moves across the Atlantic. They also expect another disturbance to form over the western Caribbean Sea in the next few days. The Atlantic disturbance, described as a broad area of low

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FREDERIKSTED — NASA’s “airborne science lab” deployed to St. Croix on Tuesday after more than six months of preparation and instrument upload. As part of the Convective Processes Experiment — Aerosols and Winds campaign, CPEX-AW, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center prepared the airborne science laboratory for the 45-day deployment to the

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We have great news for non U.S. citizens! Now you can apply for a Social Security number or replacement Social Security card at the same time you file for your lawful permanent resident status or green card. This new service eliminates the need to visit one of our offices, saving

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SAN JUAN — One of Puerto Rico’s most-wanted fugitives was captured Tuesday in Pennsylvania by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said today. Jesus Medina-Ruiz, 31, is wanted for two homicides in Puerto Rico, according to authorities. Members of the Task Force learned

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study stony coral tissue loss disease in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This devastating disease affecting reef-building corals is ravishing the reefs of the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Since first

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