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SANTIAGO, Chile — Countries across the Caribbean are preparing to adopt or strengthen their data protection legislation in order to guarantee individual privacy rights and safeguard personal data, while creating an enabling environment for data sharing and e-government in the subregion. The benefits of implementing internationally aligned data protection and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islanders will have expanded options for TV entertainment in the form of “Viya TV+.” Video user experience specialist Mirada has launched its Iris multiscreen in the Caribbean with Viya. It will deliver linear and on-demand content to internet connected media players, iOS, Android devices and web clients.

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department is notifying the residents of St. John that they are experiencing “major electrical issues” at the Leander Jurgen Command in St. John. “Those issues make it necessary to run the building’s generator all day and night,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “We are

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SAN JUAN — A day before potential Tropical Storm Isaias was expected to bring rains and winds to Puerto Rico, at least 400,000 customers throughout the island were left without power. The outage affected multiple municipalities — from cities in the metropolitan area such as San Juan and Guaynabo to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said it is closely monitoring Invest 92-L, a tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic, for possible development over the next few days. According to the National Hurricane Center, the broad area of low pressure is producing a wide area

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SUNNY ISLE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it will deep clean and sanitize its Estate Diamond public office space now that two workers have tested positive for COVID-19. In a memo to Authority employees this afternoon, WAPA Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer confirmed that two employees in

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WILLEMSTAD — Renowned aquanaut, Ocean explorer and environmentalist Fabien Cousteau–grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau–announces today his vision for PROTEUS™, the world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat to address humanity’s most critical concerns: medicinal discoveries, food sustainability, and the impacts of climate change. A project of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Helsinki, Finland technology group has been awarded a contract to deliver a yet unproven power plant and energy storage system to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA). The St. Croix plant will be delivered and installed on an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) basis by

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SAN JUAN — Two strong earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico, but there have been no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. commonwealth since late December. A tremor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit just southwest of the island in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it began conducting live-fire tests of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection service on St. Thomas on Wednesday. The purpose of the test was to verify all ShotSpotter systems are operating as expected and guide any final adjustments before activating the service. “The

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