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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 1,072 rechargeable deep cycle lead batteries found to be counterfeit at the Port of San Juan.  The batteries displayed “Reverse RU,” a protected trademark.  The total estimated manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of the seized batteries, had they been genuine,

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FREDERIKSTED — Cynthia Arnold will lead a 70-person team at Diageo’s Captain Morgan distillery as she becomes the firm’s vice president of operations in the territory. Arnold joined Diageo U.S. Virgin Islands in December 2011 as finance manager. She moved into operations in 2017 and “played a key role in

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rican subcontractor has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors that includes a possible three-year prison sentence and a promise to pay $1.2 million in restitution for paying kickbacks on a government contract, authorities said. Reinaldo Cruz Taura, the president of Puerto Rico-based RCT Mechanical Engineering,

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SAN JUAN — Spirit Airlines has announced that it will expand service to Puerto Rico with two new routes in December. In addition to nonstop flights launched from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Tampa to San Juan earlier this year, the airline will introduce daily flights from Boston, Mass., and Newark, N.J.,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The New York Times Company was forced to sue the U.S. Virgin Islands government in order to get needed documents about one of the late Jeffrey Epstein’s businesses in the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The fourth-largest newspaper in America sued USVI Lieutenant Governor

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a ceremony at Limetree Bay Refinery, LLC Friday evening, officials of Limetree presented certificates of completion for Basic Operator Training to 19 residents of St. Croix as they train to become Refinery Process Operators. The men and women completed a rigorous six-week training program and were the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Florida contractor has accepted a plea deal with the federal government after admitting to getting money back in connection with government subcontract work on the U.S. District Court buildings on St. Thomas. David Wikel, president of West Palm Beach-based Therma-Seal Roof Systems, LLC, pleaded guilty Tuesday

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In a world dominated by digital marketing tactics, businesses are constantly thrown curveballs on whether to work with a local based or Los Angeles Digital Marketing Agency for example. The dilemma people have to consider though is that choosing the right marketing agency can make or break a company’s cyber

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It is rather incredible when you come to think about the number of things we do online now. Entire businesses are created in cyberspace, and you could literally spend every waking hour online doing everything from talking to your loved ones to work. The internet has drastically changed our lives,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is reporting close to a 50 percent increase in stay over arrivals this year, a clear signal that tourism in the territory is on a strong rebound. Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte announced that according to the U.S. Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research, the territory welcomed 347,725

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