June 25, 2021

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The 5 news of the weekend

1- JSF questions government promises

The Fiscal Oversight Board (JSF) warned that the government adopted three laws that promise retirement benefits to government employees, without an adequate study to know if they could be offered. “Everything seems to indicate that these laws (Law 80-2020, Law 81-2020 and Law 82-2020) were adopted without the required analysis …”, he said. However, the entity added that it would take into account the concern of people who have written to it.

Read more: Oversight Board warns that the government passed retirement laws without analyzing their impact

2- Recommend designation in property

August 13, 2020 Efran Paredes new Director of the PREPA Electric Power Authority [email protected] (David Villafane / Staff)

Governor Wanda Vázquez submitted to the Governing Board of the Electric Power Authority (PREPA) her recommendation to appoint the engineer Efran Paredes Maisonet as the executive director of said public corporation. “I am confident that the extensive experience and commitment of engineer Paredes Maisonet will contribute significantly to the success of this important entity for the benefit of the public service and the people of Puerto Rico,” he said.

Read more: Governor recommends designation of Efran Paredes Maisonet property to PREPA

3- Third victory in the Kentucky Derby

John Velázquez celebrates after leading Authentic to the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Louisville. (Jeff Roberson)

Puerto Ricans John Velázquez and Manuel “Manny” Franco starred in a movie finale, but it was the first who emerged victorious with the Authentic ride to win the Kentucky Derby, the most important race of horse racing in the US. This is Velázquez’s third victory in the prestigious event.

Read more: Puerto Rican jockey John Velázquez gets his third victory in the Kentucky Derby

4- They surprise her on her birthday

Doña Esther Díaz Loubriel longed to celebrate her 72nd birthday with her family. But a health mishap sent her to the hospital days before, which kept her sad. What the septuagenarian did not imagine is that the Manatí Medical Center staff would entertain her and that her celebration would travel through social networks. It was one of her granddaughters, Fabiola Torres, who shared the video on social networks in which Ms. Esther is surprised with the usual “Happy Birthday”, but sung by the staff in charge of her care.

Read more: Medical staff surprise granny on her birthday

5- Health orders school closings

Clagill College, Bayamón

The director of the Office of Investigations of the Department of Health, Jesús Hernández, ordered the closure of a school in Bayamón for violation of the executive order that establishes measures to prevent COVID-19. “We received confidences that the Clagill College, in Bayamón, was teaching face-to-face classes apart from its enrollment … we proceeded to order its closure …”, he said.

Read more: Salud closes a school in Bayamón for violating executive order

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