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[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were left out of the latest congressional money merry-go-round. The $44 billion President Donald Trump asked Congress for is for Texas and Florida. White House officials said that they need more time to do the due diligence on the territory’s

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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. [ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — The White

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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. [ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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

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Juan McCullum and Stacey Plaskett [ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — A former staff member of Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the distribution of nude images and a blue video of the representative and her husband. Juan “Pretty” McCullum, 35, of Washington, was indicted by a federal

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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,

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