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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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SAN JUAN (AP) — The construction worker stood on his tiptoes and tried to arrange a crown of thorns on a statue of Jesus while architect Jorge Rigau fired a flurry of directions from beneath the ladder. “Grab it like this and move it just a bit,” he said, motioning

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SAN JUAN — Family and friends mourned the loss of a Connecticut man who died while saving his two daughters during their vacation in Puerto Rico last week. His nieces told of the horrific ordeal and the community’s response on Wednesday. “My uncle actually drowned,” said Huertas the niece of

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard repatriated 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean

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In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month. Social Security has served a vital role in the lives of women for more than 80 years. Women have longer life expectancies than men, which means they live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income.

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SAN JUAN — A tropical storm formed just over 500 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on March 6, 1908.  This oddball storm tracked south-southwest, intensifying to a Category 2 strength as it tracked near the northern Leeward Islands of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Kitts and Nevis. “We of the islands in and around

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