FAKE COPS ROB VILLALBA RESIDENTS
In two separate incidents at around 3:00 AM on Tuesday, three people were robbed in their homes by four criminals, two of which were dressed as police officers. The individuals first came to a man's house in the town of Villalba, and after entering the house, informed the victim that they had a search warrant. They them threatened him with a gun and tied him up with an electrical cord before robbing him. The criminals then made their way to the house next door, were they threatened a couple. After a search, the men found $3,000 inside a vehicle, which they took along with a phone before fleeing the scene.
MAN FOUND SHOT TO DEATH IN CAROLINA
The body of 27-year-old Darwin Méndez Mize was found around noon yesterday on the side of Road 860 in the Martín González sector of Carolina. The man, who was shot in the head five times, was a resident of the Loma Alta neighborhood of the same city and had a criminal record. Police are investigating and no suspects have been identified as of yet.
PR TO OKAY POT FOR THE NON-TERMINALLY ILL
From The San Juan Daily Star:
"A law to allow terminally ill patients to use marijuana is now in effect in Puerto Rico, but Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares promises it will soon be amended to include less serious conditions. The governor signed a law Sunday to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis..."
PR AMENDS PR TAX INCENTIVE LAWS
From Caribbean Business:
"Puerto Rico’s governor has signed several amendments to laws meant to lure more investors and attract new companies amid a deep economic crisis. One of the amendments signed by Gov. Ricardo Rossello requires $5,000 a year in donations to nonprofits to qualify for a break..."
MENNONITE HEALTH BUYS SAN LUCAS HOSPITAL
"Following a period of much analysis and evaluation, the Mennonite Health System reached an agreement with the Episcopal San Lucas Health System to purchase the assets and operation of the Episcopal San Lucas Hospital in Guayama..."
GOVERNOR CREATES LGBT AFFAIRS COUNCIL
"While Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s party is usually considered socially conservative, he took a big step forward last week in the interest of LGBT people in Puerto Rico. On July 5 Governor Rosselló signed an executive order on Facebook live Broadcast which created an LGBT Affairs Advisory Council..."