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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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WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority CEO told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday that the St. Thomas and St. Croix hospitals owe $36 million to WAPA. WAPA CEO Julio Rhymer said that because of inequities in the way federal Medicare and Medicaid are calculated

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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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NOVEMBER RAIN: Although it is the rainy season in the Virgin Islands, the territory seems to have had more rain than normal after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. SAN JUAN — A large area of downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms will continue to affect our part of the region, including the

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WASHINGTON — Power restoration remains the No. 1 priority in Hurricane Maria-ravaged Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Defense Department spokesman Army Lt. Col Jamie Davis said Friday. DoD is responding to the islands with about 11,400 active duty and National Guard service members, he said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board voted today to allow the PREPA power utility to restructure its $9 billion debt load through a form of bankruptcy, potentially heralding a messy end to three years of arduous out-of-court talks. The seven-member board unanimously authorized a bankruptcy filing at a

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SAN JUAN — The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee that oversees Puerto Rico on Thursday said the bankrupt island’s federal oversight board was dragging its feet on approving a $9 billion power utility restructuring. Utah Republican Rob Bishop, who chairs the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, said the

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SAN JUAN — The owner of Puerto Rico’s biggest oil supplier was accused today of misappropriating $11 million in public funds from the largest U.S. public power utility amid a dire economic crisis. Jose Gonzalez Amador and his company, PetroWest, face 46 criminal charges. They are alleged to have charged the heavily

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