Daily Archives: October 27, 2017

‘Why can’t we get out of here?’ Airports in Puerto Rico, other islands, damaged and slow to recover

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/why-cant-we-get-out-of-here-airports-in-puerto-rico-other-islands-damaged-and-slow-to-recover/2017/09/27/44d83cb4-a2e8-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html ‘Why can’t we get out of here?’ Airports in Puerto Rico, other islands, damaged and slow to recover Play Video 1:18 Desperate travelers crowd Puerto Rico airport in hopes of way out After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, … Continue reading

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Some 5,000 Puerto Rico small businesses expected to close after Hurricane Maria; 35% could not reopen

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/some-5000-puerto-rico-small-businesses-expected-to-close-after-hurricane-maria-35-could-not-reopen Some 5,000 Puerto Rico small businesses expected to close after Hurricane Maria; 35% could not reopen By Eva Lloréns Vélez on October 27, 2017 SAN JUAN – Ten percent, or about 5,000 of Puerto Rico’s 50,000 small and midsize … Continue reading

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Without Power Restored, P.R. Retail Sector Could Lose $8.9B in 6 Months

  http://caribbeanbusiness.com/without-power-restored-p-r-retail-sector-could-lose-8-9b-in-6-months Without Power Restored, P.R. Retail Sector Could Lose $8.9B in 6 Months By Eva Lloréns Vélez on October 23, 2017 SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rican Retail Trade Association (ACDET by its Spanish initials), a group founded in … Continue reading

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Power recovery: Contracts ten times more expensive

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/powerrecoverycontractstentimesmoreexpensive-2368801 Power recovery: Contracts ten times more expensive The agreements granted by PREPA to two private companies for the repair the electricity network add up to $500 million and could increase Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 10:15 AM By Joanisabel … Continue reading

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Congressional committees probe $300 million Puerto Rico contract award to Whitefish Energy

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/us-congressional-committees-probe-puerto-rico-contract-award Congressional committees probe Puerto Rico contract award By The Associated Press on October 26, 2017 WASHINGTON – Multiple congressional committees are investigating a $300 million contract awarded to a small Montana company in the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan … Continue reading

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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/puerto-rico-struggles-with-massive-environmental-crisis/2017/10/16/6dd1339c-b296-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria In this Saturday, Oct. 14 2017 photo, people affected by Hurricane Maria bathe in water piped from a mountain creek, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Raw sewage is pouring into the … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-tourism-craters-in-wake-of-hurricane-maria Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria By The Associated Press on October 24, 2017 SAN JUAN — The narrow blue cobblestone streets of Old San Juan are deserted. Cigar shops are boarded up. Boutiques in bright … Continue reading

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