Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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Even before Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico was a mess

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730432-even-hurricane-maria-hit-it-was-mess-story-puerto-ricos-power-grid Even before Hurricane Maria hit, it was a mess Oct 19th 2017 | SALINAS IN A room beneath the smokestacks of the Aguirre steam plant in south-eastern Puerto Rico, an engineer points to a colourful poster entitled “How Electricity … Continue reading

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Small Montana firm, Whitefish Energy, lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/small-montana-firm-lands-puerto-ricos-biggest-contract-to-get-the-power-back-on/2017/10/23/31cccc3e-b4d6-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on Hurricane Maria knocked out the electricity in Miram Carrasquillo’s home in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico. Ten days after the storm, she was able to get a … Continue reading

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More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-73-000-puerto-ricans-flee-florida-hurricane-045107314.html More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria AFP October 26, 2017 The situation in Puerto Rico is still precarious, with around 75 percent of the population without electricity and clean water scarce in many areas … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/04/10/puerto-ricans-who-cant-speak-english-qualify-as-disabled-for-social-security Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security By Josh Hicks April 10, 2015 Hundreds of Puerto Rico’s residents qualified for federal disability benefits in recent years because they lacked fluency in English, according to government auditors. … Continue reading

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