Caguas mayor to be sworn in to 3rd term

By John McPhaul

Caguas Mayor William Miranda Torres will be sworn in for his third term on Jan. 15, in a virtual ceremony at the Caguas Performing Arts Center, the municipality announced Sunday in a written statement.

Before the swearing-in ceremony, Miranda Torres will participate in a special blessing at 11 a.m. at Dulce Nombre de Jesús Cathedral in Caguas.

The swearing-in will take place at 6 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live under the direction of the Municipality of Caguas.

The swearing-in ceremonies will be conducted taking preventive measures to avoid coronavirus infection. For example, the limited group of guests will be tested for antigens.

In tune with the reality of an ongoing public health emergency, a town festival will not be held.

According to the statement, the funds that were previously destined for those purposes will be directed to infrastructure projects such as the maintenance and revitalization of the state highways that are located in the municipality and that “the central government does not attend to.”

“I deeply appreciate the trust placed in me by the residents of Caguas who, with their vote, gave me the task of continuing to lead the city,” Miranda Torres said. “It is a privilege to continue with a work agenda so that this four-year term will be framed in the development of infrastructure projects, among other initiatives.”

“In addition, I thank my team for their commitment and eagerness. We will work hard to continue being an innovative city with a robust business ecosystem and with social measures that help improve the quality of life of citizens,” the mayor said. “I invite Cagüeños to join me in a virtual way at the swearing-in, which will be a very special moment for all of us who appreciate and want the best for our beloved ‘Ciudad Criolla.’”

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