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SAN JUAN — The political turmoil and growing violence in Haiti is pushing more Haitians to take to the sea in an effort to reach Puerto Rico, where more refugees were intercepted at sea so far this year than the total over the previous two years, according to federal data.

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SAN JUAN — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic Friday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage Thursday in Mona Passage waters near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG)

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Ricans who self-identify as having very light skin tones have better health outcomes than counterparts who self-identify as having the darkest skin tones, according to a peer-reviewed scientific study that evaluated the impact of racial discrimination on physical and emotional well-being. The investigation conducted by two

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SAN JUAN — The federal government took another step on Monday towards releasing nearly $2 billion to repair Puerto Rico’s troubled electrical grid, part of a pool of money withheld from the island for years even as it struggled to recover from the devastation of 2017’s Hurricane Maria. The Department

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SAN JUAN — The United States women beat Puerto Rico 74-59 on Saturday in the championship game of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup tournament at Coliseo Roberto Clemente. The American team was made up of current college basketball standouts and coached by South Carolina’s Dawn Staley, who is also coach of

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SAN JUAN — For 19-year-old Aliyah Boston, winning gold wearing USA across her chest isn’t a new concept. She plays for coach Dawn Staley year-round at the University of South Carolina and knows what it takes to be a champion, winning gold for USA at the FIBA U19 World Cup

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SAN JUAN — Slimy, stinky brown seaweed that ruins beachgoers’ vacations from the Caribbean to Florida may be the new normal unless Brazil halts Amazon deforestation, experts say. The culprit, called sargassum, turns clear-blue sea water a murky brown and smells like rotten eggs when it washes ashore and starts

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ women’s national basketball team was able to close out the 2021 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup tournament with a victory in Puerto Rico. The USVI National Team handily defeated the 85th-ranked El Salvador team 85-44 in group play at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Frontier Airlines is now offering service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas every Saturday.  This is the third route the airline has added to the USVI since it began service to the territory in February of this year. Virgin Islands Port Authority and Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the U.S. Postal Service becoming further disrupted by policy changes, restrictions on employees overtime and reduction in productive machinery, the results are being felt on a significant level in both the USVI and Puerto Rico. Wait times at local post offices can range between 30 min

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