Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen on Thursday bitterly denounced the tactics being used by the National Puerto Rico Coalition NPRC , accusing the group of willfully misrepresenting the truth in the latest round of what has become known as the "rum wars" between Puerto Rico and the U. Virgin Islands. The Puerto Rico business group made it personal. Most of us can take the licks for ourselves, but when you start bringing in family …. The current agreement expires at the end of the year.
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Virgin Islands and Illinois-based Fortune Brands today moved forward in their major commitment to environmental improvements by breaking ground on the Cruzan Rum wastewater treatment system Virgin Islands and Illinois-based Fortune Brands today moved forward in their major commitment to environmental improvements by breaking ground on the Cruzan Rum wastewater treatment system. The new facility on the island of St. Croix comes as part of the U. Virgin Islands government's year partnerships with its rum makers to modernize the industry and set new standards for sustainable rum production. Virgin Islands' rum industry," said U.
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Virgin Islands. It is owned by Beam Suntory. Their distillery was founded in and claims the distinction of "the most honored rum distillery in the world. The distillery is also the largest supplier of American private and distributor label rum. Cruzan Rum also makes a pure cane distillate alcohol in proof , which can be found for sale in the medicine sections of many grocery stores in the U.
The U. Virgin Islands are organised under the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands and have since held five constitutional conventions. In the population was ,,  with current estimates putting the population at , July , most of whom are of Afro-Caribbean descent. Virgin Islands were originally inhabited by the Ciboney and Arawaks , with some scholars thinking that the islands were inhabited from as early as BC. Christopher Columbus, on his second voyage in , is thought to have been the first European to see the islands, giving them their current name.