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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr., Office of Disaster Recovery Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien and Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency Director Daryl Jaschen met with Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor and FEMA’s U. S. Virgin Islands Recovery Director Jacquelyn Heyliger to expedite major recovery projects in the

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WASHINGTON — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech and Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Director Nik Pula will be in the U.S. Virgin Islands next week from November 12 – 14, the U.S. Interior Department said. Domenech and Pula will be on St. Croix and St.

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SAN JUAN — The question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday. Proponents of the bill said it would provide the island with the same path to statehood taken by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. held his final swearing-in ceremony today, officially filling out his Administration’s 29-member Cabinet, which has been charged with moving forward his “transformative” agenda to stabilize the Virgin Islands government and restore public trust and to rebuild and sustain a vibrant economy. “This is

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NEW YORK — A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The disclosure came in a letter dated on Thursday

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PHILIPSBURG — Three people have been arrested in Sint Maarten in connection with the fatal shooting of a Canadian man who died protecting his daughter during a robbery, authorities said. Sylvain Valade, 48, from Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, a town in the Laurentians region north of Montreal, was shot June 5 and died

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Census Bureau revealed plans Friday to remove a question about citizenship from census forms that will be used for the upcoming head counts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Asked why the change was made, the Census

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico braced early today for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to take over one of the island’s busiest highways this

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ROSEAU — A gay man in Dominica has filed a legal claim challenging its laws that ban gay sex and punish same-sex relations with prison terms and psychiatric confinement,a Canada-based rights group said today. Dominica is one of nine Caribbean countries that outlaw gay sex, and taking down its ban could

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ATLANTA — A federal lawsuit filed today says Georgia is discriminating against Puerto Rican driver’s license applicants by treating them differently than other U.S. citizen applicants — forcing them to take tests, seizing their documents for fraud reviews and quizzing them on details about the island. The suit was filed

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