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CHRISTIANSTED — The President of the United States signed a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19 on March 27. This new law provides: • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers,

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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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SAN JUAN -— President Donald Trump said he’s activated units and individual members of the U.S. Armed Forces reserves for an ongoing counter-narcotics effort in the Caribbean. In an executive order Thursday, Trump authorized Defense Secretary Mike Esper to tap any military reserve unit for as long as a year for the effort

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said there is an updated policy “to safeguard employment security benefits and increase access to resources by waiving various work search requirements.” The President of the United States of America declared a National Emergency in response to the novel coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on

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WASHINGTON — The United States got more “index cases” of COVID-19 from Europe, specifically Italy, which spread the coronavirus to 13 states and Puerto Rico — than it did from China, according to The Intercept. But President Donald Trump’s strategy was to keep the Chinese out of America — to

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WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the territory, triggering the release of federal funds to mitigate the health and economic devastation brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. The declaration designates federal assistance to be used for emergency aid related to health care

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services has announced that Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) has not been implemented in the territory. There is no Presidential Disaster Declaration at this time. Households with reduced or terminated income may apply for benefits through the normal DHS SNAP offices located

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BEIJING — The serious threat to U.S. hegemony in the Pacific posed by China is hardly a secret. Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, including the construction of artificial islands in the waters of the Philippines, has been an issue for several years now. Then there is the increased

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SAN JUAN — As Puerto Rico is struggling to recover from hurricanes and earthquakes, the White House confirmed this weekend that it is appointing U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown as its liaison for the disaster-struck island. In a statement, the White House said Brown “will coordinate United States

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HAVANA — Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the administration of President Donald Trump thwart development. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said upon closing the meeting

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