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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — As the start of the upcoming hurricane season is fast approaching, the thoughts of Irma and Maria of 2017 are still fresh on our minds as the recovery efforts are still ongoing in the territory. Many lessons that were learned in preparedness and recovery are still

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SANTO DOMINGO — The U.S. Coast Guard says it seized nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of at least $3.5 million, during an exercise near the Dominican Republic. It said six smugglers had been detained in Puerto Rico pending further court action. “I couldn’t be more proud

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SAN JUAN — Clayton Laurent, Jr. thought he was coasting on points to his fourth professional victory — until he got knocked out early in Puerto Rico on Friday night. German “Bombon” Garcia, 30, of Chihuahua, Mexico hit Laurent with a hard right hook at 1:51 in the third round,

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SAN JUAN — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. met with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló while in the capital city Tuesday. Governors Bryan and Roselló discussed the ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands and preparedness efforts ahead of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season.  Each governor committed

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SAN JUAN — Ahead of the June 1, start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season, Governor Albert Bryan Jr and VITEMA Director nominee Daryl Jaschen, on Tuesday, visited a FEMA distribution center housing equipment and other sustenance commodities essential to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ disaster preparedness and response. Governor Bryan

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s health department says a drug meant to control opioid overdoses can now be sold without a prescription, a move meant to reduce a spike in opioid deaths across the U.S. commonwealth. Health Secretary Rafael Rodriguez said Tuesday that naloxone will be sold as a nasal

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court today that he willfully escaped from local custody and could have five additional years tacked onto the 23 years in prison he is already serving. Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas, Jr., 29, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George

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SAN JUAN — Last week was a bad week for somebody or several somebodies in the Dominican Republic awaiting cash from Puerto Rico. On March 11, a car being ferried by the M/V Maestro Universe from Port of San Juan to Santo Domingo had two green 55-gallon barrels in it.

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SAN JUAN — About 4,940 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef was recalled after a school in Puerto Rico found metal in a chub of the meat. If Procesadora La Hacienda’s not-food-in-your-food recall sounds familiar, it’s because Productos La Aguadillana recalled nearly 18 tons of breaded chicken breasts after two schools

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SAN JUAN — Territorial athletes brought home nine medals, including five gold medals in regional competition held recently. Three teams from the U.S. Virgin Islands finished among the top three in their divisions at the 63rd annual Poly Relays track and field meet. The competition was held March 8-9 in

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