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Trump’s golf course in Puerto Rico went bankrupt

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SAN JUAN (Puerto Rico Buzz) – The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) reminded everyone that Donald Trump’s golf course in Puerto Rico went bankrupt.

In a press release sent earlier, Johanna Cervone, spokesperson for FDP, hit Donald Trump’s ability to run a single golf course successfully in Puerto Rico. Trump has made his business acumen central to his public persona.

“He should pay back the nearly $33 million he owes Puerto Ricantaxpayers after yet another one of his businesses defaulted on the island,” said Cervone.

Cervone noted that Puerto Ricans are also tax-paying American citizens that deserve the attention of the president.

Puerto Ricans are tax-paying, American citizens, though it isn’t surprising that Donald Trump clearly doesn’t know those non-alternative facts,” said Cervone  “Trump is simply lying: the negotiations being discussed are not a ‘bailout’, but would help provide desperately needed access to healthcare for seniors and children on the island.”

Healthcare has been a difficult topic for both republicans and democrats in the U.S.

“Instead of using Puerto Rican families as scapegoats and bargaining chips for the disastrous Republican budget process that will likely lead to a government shutdown, said Cervone.

According to Bloomberg, Eric Trump, one of Donald Trump’s sons and business manager,   indicated that the real estate family had zero financial interest in this golf course.

“We have zero financial investment in this course,” said Eric Trump. “This has absolutely nothing to do with Trump.”

After admitting to Bloomberg that they “purely manage the golf course,” Eric Trump claimed that it was a separate owner’s fault that led to the bankruptcy.

“In another typical day at the White House, Donald Trump spread falsehoods on Twitter, this time about giving a ‘bailout’ to Puerto Ricans,” said Cervone.
“Puerto Ricans pay many taxes, including the same rates of payroll, Medicare and Social Security taxes as stateside Americans. However, residents on the island receive a fraction of healthcare funding as the 50 states. Puerto Ricans are calling for equal treatment, not a bailout,” said Cervone.
The attack by the FDP was sent out after Donald Trump issued a statement on Twitter saying that Democrats were using Puerto Rico as a bargaining chip during the budget approval process in Congress.
“Democrats are trying to bail out insurance companies from disasters #ObamaCare, and Puerto Rico with your tax dollars. Sad!” said the U.S. president on Twitter.
In a statement made to Scott Powers of FloridaPolitics.com, Anthony Suarez, president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Central Florida, called Donald Trump a Divider in Chief.
“Mr Trump continuing in his role as Divider in Chief, has his new staw man,” said Suarez. “During the election, it was the Mexicans, and undocumented individuals. Now it is the Puerto Ricans, who are American citizens but have no voice in Congress to protect their interest.”
Here is the press release sent by the FDP.
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Puerto Rico is Open for Tourists

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Travelocity® and Expedia Media Solutions®, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, are ramping up efforts to help shift public perception of the situation in Puerto Rico, this week.

Puerto Rico has always been a popular destination for travelers, as well as a fantastic, long-term partner, and we jumped at the chance to work with Travelocity to support the Puerto Rico Tourism Company,” said Wendy Olson Killion, global senior director for Expedia Media Solutions. “The collaborative campaign will ensure new and repeat visitors know Puerto Rico is again open for tourism, and that tourism will positively impact the island’s economy and contribute to recovery efforts.”

Approximately 68,000 locals are employed in the tourism sector, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. With this importance to the economy, the simple and enjoyable act of visiting Puerto Rico can make a huge difference. For more information on the Island, travelers can also visit SeePuertoRico.com.

“We are thrilled to have our Travelocity and Expedia partners join in spreading the word that the Island is, in fact, open for tourism,” said Carla Campos, acting executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “It is with pride and hospitality, traits that characterize our people, that we welcome visitors with open arms, because coming to visit us is the best way to support us right now.”

The campaign, which was donated on behalf of Travelocity and Expedia Media Solutions, includes on site advertising placements, a dedicated page highlighting the hotels and resorts that are open for business in Puerto Rico, and useful content about the country on the Travelocity “Inspire” blog.

Travelocity is offering $150 off a $1500 package booking with code CARIBNOW from now until February 6th, 2018 for travel between now and September 16th, 2018. For full terms and conditions visit http://travelocity.us/PuertoRico.

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Rosselló Asks Police Officers to Return to Work

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Gov. Ricardo Rosselló asked members of the Puerto Rico Police Department to return to work, Jan. 8.

The massive absenteeism of police officers has been largely attributed to the lack of overtime pay in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but some say it goes back even further.

“I ask of any partner of the uniformed force that is not attending [work]at this moment – I ask of them to return,” said Rosselló. It’s not just about giving a message about a series of initiatives, but it’s a matter of safety for our people.

Rosselló is currently evaluating how police officers that missed work, will be reprimanded.

“We’re establishing which administrative measures will take place,” said Rosselló. There’s a lot of information that needs to be gathered.

At times, approximately 8,000 police officers have missed worked, out of about 14,000 islandwide.

Police union representatives have said that police officers are using their sick and holiday time available.

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Watch Carmen Yulín Suck Up a Load of Bribe Cash

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Here we go again. Another Carmen Yulín appearance on The Simpsons.

Spoiler alert: Donald Trump tries to bribe Robert Mueller with a room full of cash. Mueller leaves.

Then Carmen Yulín walks into the room dressed as a housemaid before revealing her usual “comandante de la revolución” outfit.

Yulín then pulls out a vacuum cleaner to suck up the loads of American cold-hard-cash bribe money.

Mueller Meets Trump, Season 29

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