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Retailer pays a price for getting too close to Obama
Topic - John P. De Jongh Jr.
Another freezing winter has many Washingtonians daydreaming about heading south to put their toes in the sand and a drink in their hand. All is not paradise in paradise these days, however, and even a refreshing Bahama Breeze cannot be had without a hurricane of controversy. That's because one of that cocktail's main ingredients is rum, and there is an ongoing rum war being fought between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"When I left working in finance on the mainland and became governor, I knew we would need to find smart, creative economic solutions," Mr. de Jongh wrote in an e-mail to The Washington Times. "We formed true public-private partnerships that are stabilizing the U.S. Virgin Islands' fiscal health, growing our economy and expanding our rum production."