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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Undaunted by the competition, the USVI National Basketball team won the silver medal at the FIBA CentroBasket Women’s Championship this weekend. With a second place finish, the U.S. Virgin Islands’ squad earns a berth in the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2021 Championships taking place in June.

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SAN JUAN — Two competing bills trying to end Puerto Rico’s status as one of the world’s oldest territories threaten to undermine each other — damping hopes that the island might become the 51st U.S. state and a decisive power in Washington. On one side are those who want to

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Thousands of people get monthly Social Security benefits in Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands.  Some need help managing their money.  When we receive information that indicates you need help, we will assign a representative payee to manage your benefits for you.  We try to select someone who knows you and wants to help you.  A

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SAN JUAN — A former St. Croix resident is accused of domestic violence in Puerto Rico after an alleged incident last summer, authorities said. Craig Herbert Scott has been out on bail in Puerto Rico since July 24, 2020 in case #202010002874 of the Criminal Superior Court in Aguadilla, court

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Melonita Newton Strain, a devoted wife, mother and pastor, was born in New York City, New York, on November 12, 1935. She died March 11, 2021. Melonita is one of four children born to the union of Edwardo Newton and Mariel Newton. Her father was a master builder of many

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CHRISTIANSTED — Coast Guard, federal and local emergency responders in cooperation Limetree Bay conducted an oil pollution response exercise for two days this week at the south shore refinery. The government-led exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) required under the Oil Pollution Act

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WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s economy will receive a jolt from billions of dollars of federal aid this year from the American Rescue Plan as the territory works its way out of bankruptcy. Highlights of that aid include $3 billion for K through 12 schools, $308 million for childcare, and $370

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and an estimated $6.6 million in seized cocaine to federal agents at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling vessel in the Mona Passage near Mona Island, Puerto Rico.

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The origin of cockfighting dates back thousands of years, but it was during Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage to the Philippines in 1521 that modern cockfighting was first documented by his chronicler, Antonio Pigafetta, in the kingdom of Taytay. It’s a gruesome and still-rampant blood sport, disturbingly present in Massachusetts. Most states

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VIEQUES, Puerto Rico — At the María Simmons school, hundreds lined up on a recent morning to receive their COVID-19 shots in Vieques, an island off Puerto Rico’s eastern shores. Classrooms were outfitted with injection stations. Posters reminding those in line to stay six feet apart were stapled on the

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