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PORT OF SPAIN — An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said today that there would be repercussions if the United States acted “just like pirates” against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela. A senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration told Reuters on Thursday the United

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BALTIMORE — The Social Security Administration issued an update Thursday about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to certain groups of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Beneficiaries who have their regular monthly payments managed for them by another person, called a representative payee, will begin receiving their EIPs

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that stimulus checks began going out from the Virgin Islands Finance Department on Monday and by the end of the week, 6,271 checks totaling almost $10 million will have been issued. “Everyone who is entitled to a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The VIPD Traffic Investigation Bureau is advising the motoring public that on Tuesday May 19 and Wednesday May 20, V.I. Paving will be doing road work at the Sion Farm Intersection. The roadwork is slated to begin at 10 p.m. each night. “The VIPD is asking the motoring

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department wishes to advise the motoring public that parking will no longer be allowed on the eastern side of Hess Road, across from the employee parking area for Limetree Terminals. Hess Road is the road that travels south from the Sunny Isle stoplights, past

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government has outlined a plan to reopen the territory as of June 1, but safe work environments won’t happen by chance.  To assist small businesses in the reopening process, the University of the Virgin Islands – Safety In Paradise (SIP) Program and the Virgin

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HAVANA — As countries begin to ease lockdown measures in order to kickstart their economies, all eyes are on how international borders will reopen, thereby enabling business and tourism to resume. Some nations have already agreed on, or mooted the possibility of, establishing “travel bubbles” whereby groups of countries who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program has approved $11,979,526 to procure architecture and engineering services for the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) on St. Croix, Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute (CKCI) on St. Thomas and the Myrah Keating Smith

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is at stake and decades of progress in human development are at risk of being reversed if more attention is not given to supporting Caribbean countries in their pursuit of sustainable development, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) obligated $1,164,312 to the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) to fund the first phase of the Gallows Bay Culvert Mitigation Project. Gallows Bay was identified in the Territory’s Hazard Mitigation Plan as an area

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