FAMILY KILLED IN DORADO NIGHTMARE
Fall victim to shooting between crooks; Feds may take over
A young married couple, Zuleika Rivera Negrón, age 27 and her partner Angel Pérez Polanco, age 30 were killed along with three of their children last Friday in the town Dorado as the result of a shooting on the same road, with only the couple's 12-year-old daughter surviving. Jaime Joel Ferrer Rivera, a 38-year-old man with an extensive criminal record, was shot at by unidentified assailants as he drove his Land Rover, causing him to lose control of his vehicle, which then crashed into the family's 1992 Toyota Tercel. The family's vehicle then violently smashed against a tree, killing the five victims. Ferrer Rivera died at the scene due to the shooting, after which the perpetrators escaped. Due to Ferrer Rivera being a federal convict, having been sentenced to 30 months in prison in 2004 for stealing shipments of air conditioners, US Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez stated that her office may take over the investigation.
PUERTO RICO SUED OVER CONTOL BOARD'S POWERS
From Caribbean Business:
"Puerto Rico was hit with two lawsuits Monday that for the first time challenge the constitutionality of a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances and its power to start a bankruptcy-like court process for some of the U.S. territory’s more than $70 billion public debt..."
FEMA OK'S FUNDS FOR SALINAS AQUIFER PROJECT
From News Is My Business:
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $2.8 million hazard mitigation project for the island’s southern coastal area, which considers its adaptive capacity, and uses surface and ground water to reduce the need for future water rationing in the town of Salinas..."
PPD PROPOSES UNITED FRONT TO FIGHT FURLOUGHS
From The San Juan Daily Star:
"Popular Democratic Party (PDP) President Héctor Ferrer announced on Friday that he is willing to join efforts and accompany Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares to the courts if he decides to sue the federal Financial Oversight and Management Board if the reduction of public workers is implemented..."
JOINT VENTURE TO MANUFACTURE POT PRODUCTS IN PR
From Area Development:
"Tropizen, a grower and manufacturer of medical marijuana in Puerto Rico, will partner with WonderLeaf, a Colorado company that makes raw cannabis concentrates and oils, to establish a cannabis manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico..."