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Puerto Rico Gets $2M To Fight Zika Virus In Its Isolated Mountain Interiors; But The V.I. Gets Bupkis Because Lazy Mapp-Plaskett Are Asleep At The ‘Switch’

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HAS UMPTEEN BODYGUARDS TO ‘PROTECT HIS PERSONAL DIGNITY’: But no one in the bloated territorial government has been assigned by Gov. Ken Mapp of New York to get matching federal funds to fight Zika virus on par with Puerto Rico. The question is: why not?

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has been awarded more than $2 million in federal funds to fight Zika across mountain communities in the U.S. territory’s interior.

Health officials said Thursday that the money from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will be used to provide medical services and educate people about the mosquito-borne virus.

Puerto Rico has recorded nearly 36,000 cases of Zika, including 2,880 pregnant women. At least 10 babies have been born with Zika-related birth defects, and five people infected with the virus have died.

WILLING TO POSE TOPLESS IN PHOTOS TO DISTRIBUTE TO ‘FAMILY’ AND ‘FRIENDS’: But Non-voting Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett of New York is NOT willing to work hard on issues of importance to normal Virgin Islanders, such as the very dangerous Zika virus. Plaskett did not secure matching funds for the USVI when Puerto Rico got $2 million to spend in unpopulated mountain areas of its interior.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

1 Comment

  1. Linda Camacho
    December 29, 2016 at 1:41 PM — Reply

    Unfortunately, this article is loaded with disinformation. I’m really disappointed. By the way, PR got a payout of .57 per citizen. At that rate, we would get less than $62 thousand dollars. I realize that every penny helps, but we’re not going to get it by spreading lies.

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