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  • Gov. John Percy deJongh Jr.

    EDITORIAL: Rum and smoke

    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.

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  • "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."

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