GUAYNABO KILLER FIT FOR TRIAL
|José Luis Bosch Mulero (right) and Christopher Sánchez Asencio (left)|
El Nuevo Dia has reported today that José Luis Bosch
Mulero, one of the two men charged in the grisly Guaynabo
family massacre, has been declared competent to stand
trial by state psychiatrist Yamilka Rolón García. Mulero
has been diagnosed in the past with attention hyperactivity
disorder, mild retardation and borderline intelligence.
However, the government has found him to be coherent and
logical. Both Mulero and Christopher Sánchez Asencio face
counts of murder, weapons violations, attempted murder,
kidnapping, aggravated assault, destruction of evidence,
theft and conspiracy, all related to the November 18
PR 13% MORE EXPENSIVE THAN MOST OF US
From News Is My Business:
The cost of living in Puerto Rico for a professional family
is about 13 percent more expensive than it is in more than
300 urban and rural areas in the U.S. mainland, according to
the findings of the Cost of Living Index.
Puerto Rico recently began participating in the methodology
introduced in 1968 by Virginia-based Council for Community
and Economic Research, known as the C2ER, and adopted by
the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute as a way to provide data
about the island’s economy and society for the first time.
In terms of living expenses, Puerto Rico’s statistical area
placed 41 out of 325 urban and rural areas with the highest
cost standards, behind large cities such as New York, San
Francisco, Washington, D.C., Boston, San Diego, Los
Angeles, Seattle, Hartford, Portland, Philadelphia, and
NPP REP OUSTED FOR VOTING FOR OIL TAX
From The San Juan Daily Star:
Arguing that he betrayed party trust and policy, the New
Progressive Party (NPP) House delegation ousted Rep. Pedro
Julio “Pellé” Santiago permanently from the caucus and asked
House Speaker Jaime Perelló to remove his fl oor bench, for
voting in favor of the crude oil tax hike.After repeatedly
telling the minority party he was going to vote according
to the caucus decision, Santiago at the last minute Monday
voted in favor of the crude oil tax, which did not at that
time have the needed votes for passage.
“Our colleague ‘Pellé’ Santiago is not part of the NPP
delegation in the House of Representatives,” House Minority
Leader Jenniffer González said at a news conference. The NPP
met for two hours Thursday to determine what disciplinary
actions to take against Santiago.
BUSINESS PLAN FOR PREPA TO BE PRESENTED
A business plan for PREPA, the troubled Puerto Rican electric
authority, is to be presented to creditors on Monday, board
president Harry Rodriguez said in a statement.
The business plan of Chief Restructuring Officer Lisa Donahue
is a working document that will present different scenarios for
PREPA, but does not propose firing employees, the statement said.