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The goal of the Fiscal Oversight Board is a new government culture to root out corruption and cronyism, to create an environment that generates jobs instead of making people dependent on welfare, to practice financial discipline instead of overspending

  https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/thegoalisanewgovernmentculture-2579499 The goal is a new government culture The chairman of the Oversight Board José Carrión III and also member Carlos García have announced their resignations after the Supreme Court ruled appointments to the Board are constitutional, and just … Continue reading

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Job creation must be a priority in Puerto Rico, not pushing more people onto welfare to make them dependent instead of independent

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/jobcreationmustbeapriority-2578479 Job creation must be a priority Due to the pandemic, the island has the second-highest unemployment rate among U.S. jurisdictions Saturday, June 27, 2020 – 9:47 AM By ELNUEVODIA.COM   To reactivate the economy after the crisis the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Political status and the productive capacity of Puerto Rico. Frank Zorrilla, past PR Labor Secretary, explains why statehood party wants Puerto Ricans to be poorer and dependent, not richer and self-sufficient

This explains a great deal of the motivation of the statehood party, according to Frank Zorrilla, former PR Labor Secretary. “Instead of enhancing economic activity, they promote dependency. That is why they attack the productive capacity of Puerto Rico in … Continue reading

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France’s Reckoning: Rich, Young Flee Welfare State; Sounds Familiar to What is Happening in Puerto Rico

Who will be left in Puerto Rico if politicians drive off the rich, the entrepreneurs, the investors, the ones who are the ones most responsible for job creation?  The politicians, the government workers, and people on welfare will remain.  Yet … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans blindly follow their corrupt government, according to Simon Black

House Cats or Human Beings? House Cats or Human Beings? Simon Black May 19, 2020 Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico One of the more flummoxing aspects about living in Puerto Rico is that the political leadership is never-ending parade of highly … Continue reading

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The PREPA debt deal and the future of Puerto Rico creditworthiness. Consequences of not honoring your commitments, not keeping your promises are a damaged reputation, breach of trust

How can the Puerto Rican government be trusted when they don’t honor their commitments?  When you declare bankruptcy, stiffing the creditors, the rates you pay on future loans, if you can get one at all, will be much higher. The … Continue reading

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Wanda Vázquez to Senator Charles Grassley: These are “unfounded claims” – about Puerto Rico’s reputation as a corrupt government

With such a pronounced longstanding decades long culture of corruption, incompetence, and mismanagement in Puerto Rico, including Governor Wanda Vazquez’s own administration, it’s absurd to say that questions about corruption are “unfounded claims.”  Puerto Rico’s bad reputation is well deserved, … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Lags Behind Everywhere Else in U.S. in Virus Testing. How much is due to corruption, cronyism, kickbacks?

Is this what is really happening, the Puerto Rico politicians thinking, “how can we siphon off part of the millions to unjustly enrich ourselves through our cronies?   We did it with Hurricane Maria, we did it with the January 2020 … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Labor Department´s deficient response

Why should Puerto Rican government employees continue to get paid for not working, while everyday Puerto Rican citizens are not permitted to work, not allowed to earn an income?  This is grossly unfair.  Where is the shared sacrifice? https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/labor%C2%B4sdeficientresponse-2563161 Labor´s … Continue reading

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Sound public administration saves lives in Puerto Rico

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/soundpublicadministrationsaveslives-2559838/ Sound public administration saves lives We hope that the promise made by the governor will be fulfilled and that the entire process of awarding the contract and the people who participated in it will be thoroughly investigated. Thursday, April … Continue reading

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