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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public that the DLCA office located at Property & Procurement Building, 8201 Sub Base, Suite 1 closed at 3:00 p.m. today due to a lack of water in the building. Normal business hours shall resume tomorrow

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million, an official told the Associated Press. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company, said rigorous procedures were not followed

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SAN JUAN — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis. Authorities have frozen at least $2.9 million, said an official who was not authorized to comment

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The world’s largest electric vehicle maker apparently wants its environmentally-committed customers to just throw its LEAF battery pack replacements away when they don’t work. But one St. Thomas automobile dealer is trying to do something about that. Nissan green car batteries cost conservationists a whopping $35,000 each!

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) said that traffic signals at the intersection by Bellows International are temporarily out of service. “The department is working to complete repairs and get traffic signals back online and functional as soon as possible,” DPW spokeswoman Renée Exius said. In

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Communication Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau set up procedures for its investment of up to $691 million over the next 10 years to support the build out of advanced broadband and voice services in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The investment, which was announced on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said it will increase transparency by releasing a series of packaged Internet-based broadcasts of top government officials discussing the salient issues of the territory. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has begun “The Press Box,” a podcast that features informal discussion with members of the Bryan/Roach Administration

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SAN JUAN — There’s been another earthquake just off the southern coast of Puerto Rico. The 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck around 9:45 a.m. today about 14 miles southeast of Guanica, the United States Geological Survey said. Information about injuries or damage was not immediately available. The latest earthquakes comes as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that his administration was continuing its efforts to digitize government by convening the first meeting of the telehealth workgroup on Wednesday to begin the planning and implementation of telehealth services in the territory. The workgroup, which comprises key stakeholders from both the

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KINGSTON — A major 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit off the northwest coast of Jamaica today about 78 miles west of the Cayman Islands. But no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at latitude 19.3, longitude 78.8 and released the energy equivalent of 84 atomic bombs at 2:10 p.m. today at

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