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GREASE FACTOR: Gov. Kenneth Mapp did not distance himself from Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossello or his island’s many problems … the result is that we all lose. It is thought to be the first time Mapp was ever out-slimed by a fellow politician. WASHINGTON — The White House on

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BIG MISTAKE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp did not distance himself, or the territory, from the PREPA Whitefish Scandal that has inflamed the U.S. Congress. Here Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Gov. Ricardo Rossello join hands with Mapp. WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government power company didn’t follow its lawyers’ advice when it agreed to a $300 million grid-construction contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, according to documents released a House committee probing the now-canceled deal. Documents provided by the public power monopoly known as PREPA show at

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HELPING HAND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp shakes hands with Jason Botel, the U.S. Department of Education’s Acting and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, at Government House. CHRISTIANSTED — About a third of the power on the island of St. Thomas has been restored, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday.

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SAN JUAN — Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s hope to have power restored to 95 percent of the island before Christmas is unrealistic given the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, according to the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite said having half the island back online

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. The measure also would replenish rapidly dwindling emergency disaster accounts and provide $16 billion to permit the financially troubled federal flood

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor said this week that he is evaluating whether to close the island’s only zoo as he announced that 11 animals will be transferred elsewhere following concerns for their well being amid an economic crisis. The announcement was made after a puma died over the

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SAN JUAN — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s crisis-ridden finances sued the island’s governor on Monday for refusing to impose furloughs and take other measures it says are needed to save money. The lawsuit further raises tensions between Gov. Ricardo Rossello and the board, which is demanding public employee

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HOW MUCH? Gov. Ricardo Rossello wants to know how much money it will take to keep his commonwealth’s pension plan solvent. New hires are being told that they must apply for U.S. social security as their new pension plan. SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has passed pension reforms that include

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GOV. RICARDO “SLICK RICKY” ROSSELLO “We’ll pay you when we can. What are you going to do? Bounce us out of the United States?” SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government announced today another multimillion-dollar default as the crisis-wracked U.S. commonwealth seeks to restructure nearly $70 billion in public debt. The

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