Posts Tagged

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsGovernment House NewsIrregularitiesPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s governor got the jump on the territory on Monday when asked the federal government for $94.4 billion ahead of the Virgin Islands. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a news conference that he will still formally make his request to the White House and Congress, along with a

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsHealth NewsHumanitarian NewsPuerto Rico NewsTerritorial Affairs

SAN JUAN — The disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria has set off an anguished debate across Puerto Rico, where friends, family and co-workers are arguing fiercely over the morality of leaving the blacked-out island for the U.S. mainland versus fulfilling a patriotic duty to rebuild. At least 140,000 Puerto Ricans

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCaribbean NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsTerritorial Affairs

WHAT DID THEY KNOW AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT? A source familiar with the COFINA creditors’ thinking said the group wants to depose Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, one of his key advisers Elias Sanchez, and AAFAF’s director, Gerardo Portela. By NICK BROWN/Reuters News Service SAN JUAN — Senior creditors

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsTerritorial Affairs

“PALACE OF THE LAWS”: The Capitol of Puerto Rico (Capitolio de Puerto Rico) is located on the Islet of San Juan just outside the walls of Old San Juan. The building is home to the bicameral Legislative Assembly composed of the House of Representatives and Senate. The building sits in

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsPuerto Rico NewsTerritorial Affairs

By NICK BROWN SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS SAN JUAN — As Puerto Rico attempts to sort out its tangled financial web, retirees may face bigger cuts than those in past U.S. municipal insolvencies, due in part to an unconventional debt structure that pits pensioners against the very lenders

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsSt. Croix News

CAPTAIN MORGAN: Rum distillery on St. Croix SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s cash-strapped government has been losing money through a rebate it gives its rum companies to compete with Virgin Islands distillers, while the rum companies are enjoying an unprecedented cash windfall from it, according to a new report by

Read More