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USVI customs seize cocaine inside vessel bound for Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) — United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized 292 pounds of cocaine concealed inside two hidden compartments in a vessel intercepted in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), destined for Puerto Read More

Three Airlines to Expand Service to St. Thomas, USVI

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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Three scheduled carriers will soon increase air service to St. Thomas, reported U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. Commissioner Nicholson-Doty announced that following meetings with airline partners over the past few months, Spirit Airlines will increase its Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas frequency to daily, effective Saturday, March 10, 2018. Due to Read More

USVI launches 150-day marketing plan after major hurricanes

4 weeks ago Editor Comments Off on USVI launches 150-day marketing plan after major hurricanes
Homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas Following the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes in September, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has developed a 150-day rolling marketing plan to share with industry stakeholders. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a road map of activities we will pursue Read More

FCC to accelerate Puerto Rico, USVI 600MHz switchover

1 month ago Editor Comments Off on FCC to accelerate Puerto Rico, USVI 600MHz switchover
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a request from 20 broadcast TV stations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands to accelerate the frequency reassignment timetable relating to last year’s 600 MHz Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction. The aim is to assist TV broadcasters in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria Read More

Make rebuilding Puerto Rico and the USVI part of our Democratic platform for 2018 and 2020

2 months ago Editor Comments Off on Make rebuilding Puerto Rico and the USVI part of our Democratic platform for 2018 and 2020
Let’s review  what is in the bill. The bill addresses seven components necessary to rebuild and move the islands forward: 1) Debt and Privatization: Puerto Rico’s debt must be addressed to ensure the territory can recover with dignity. Congress must also prevent the privatization of public institutions to benefit creditors in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Read More

Make rebuilding Puerto Rico and the USVI part of our Democratic platform for 2018 and 2020

2 months ago Editor Comments Off on Make rebuilding Puerto Rico and the USVI part of our Democratic platform for 2018 and 2020
Let’s review  what is in the bill. The bill addresses seven components necessary to rebuild and move the islands forward: 1) Debt and Privatization: Puerto Rico’s debt must be addressed to ensure the territory can recover with dignity. Congress must also prevent the privatization of public institutions to benefit creditors in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Read More

Media Report Card: Grade the coverage of the crisis in Puerto Rico and the USVI

3 months ago Editor Comments Off on Media Report Card: Grade the coverage of the crisis in Puerto Rico and the USVI
One problem: According to polling post Maria, fifty-four percent of people polled on the US mainland didn’t even know that residents of the islands are U.S. citizens. In a USA Today poll conducted in March, only 47% believed that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens by birth. That perception has been re-enforced over decades of hurricane Read More

Media Report Card: Grade the coverage of the crisis in Puerto Rico and the USVI

3 months ago Editor Comments Off on Media Report Card: Grade the coverage of the crisis in Puerto Rico and the USVI
One problem: According to polling post Maria, fifty-four percent of people polled on the US mainland didn’t even know that residents of the islands are U.S. citizens. In a USA Today poll conducted in March, only 47% believed that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens by birth. That perception has been re-enforced over decades of hurricane Read More

Vermont and New York Senators introduce bill to rebuild Puerto Rico and USVI

3 months ago Editor Comments Off on Vermont and New York Senators introduce bill to rebuild Puerto Rico and USVI
WASHINGTON (Gray DC) — Lawmakers are coming together with a new solution for two struggling territories. “Half of the people there, American citizens all, still have no electricity,” Vermont Senator Bernie Sander (I-VT) said. Sanders is introducing a new comprehensive plan to help the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two months Read More

Kentucky MPs partner with USVI Police for hurricane relief

3 months ago Editor Comments Off on Kentucky MPs partner with USVI Police for hurricane relief
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Private Hannah Highley with the 940th Military Police Company conducts routine traffic stops with the Virgin Island Police Department in St. Thomas, USVI Oct, 20, 2017. Traffic Control Points were set up across the island to check for stolen vehicles as well as curfew enforcement. (Photo Read More