Monthly Archives: February 2019

Spirit Airlines launches additional routes to SJU San Juan from TPA Tampa International Airport and BWI Baltimore-Washington International Airport

https://caribbeanbusiness.com/spirit-airlines-launches-additional-routes-to-san-juan Spirit Airlines launches additional routes to San Juan By Caribbean Business on February 14, 2019 SAN JUAN – Spirit Airlines launched new routes to San Juan on Thursday, when the Florida-based ultra-low-cost carrier began daily nonstop service to Luis Muñoz Marin … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico power, water utilities to suspend service to customers in arrears

https://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-power-water-utilities-to-suspend-service-to-customers-in-arrears The freeloaders need to be cut off, because it is unsustainable for the utilities to survive when customers don’t pay their bills.  Why they never did this before?  Where is the common sense? Puerto Rico power, water utilities to … Continue reading

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There are over 10,000 Airbnb-listed properties in Puerto Rico

https://caribbeanbusiness.com/there-are-over-10000-airbnb-listed-properties-in-puerto-rico There are over 10,000 Airbnb-listed properties in Puerto Rico By Caribbean Business on February 14, 2019 SAN JUAN – There are more than 10,000 Airbnb properties in Puerto Rico, according to a report by Estudios Técnicos Inc., a Puerto Rico-based financial … Continue reading

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In 1996, people warned the loss of Section 936 tax breaks would severely damage Puerto Rico. They were absolutely right

http://www.ipsnews.net/1996/02/puerto-rico-economy-tax-breaks-under-threat PUERTO RICO-ECONOMY: Tax Breaks Under Threat By IPS Correspondents Reprint | | Print | Scott West SAN JUAN, Feb 9 1996 (IPS) – Tax incentives which have led to the rapid industrialisation of Puerto Rico, giving the island’s people … Continue reading

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Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy – Section 936 phased out over 10 years from 1996 to 2006

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/heres-how-an-obscure-tax-change-sank-puerto-ricos-economy.html Here’s how an obscure tax change sank Puerto Rico’s economy Even before a devastating hurricane brought Puerto Rico to a near standstill, the government there was struggling with an economy in shambles and a default on billions of dollars … Continue reading

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Tax Policy Helped Create Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis

https://taxfoundation.org/tax-policy-helped-create-puerto-rico-s-fiscal-crisis Tax Policy Helped Create Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis June 30, 2015 Scott Greenberg   Gavin Ekins Yesterday, the governor of Puerto Rico announced that his government’s $72 billion of debts are not payable, in advance of $1.92 billion in … Continue reading

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Examples of Puerto Rican unprofessionalism – making it hard to do business in Puerto Rico, wasting time, not listing store hours, locations correctly. For ease of doing business, Puerto Rico ranks 64th vs the mainland USA at 8th

Puerto Rico ranks 64th in the world in ease of doing business, while the 50 states rank 8th.  New Zealand ranks #1 as the best.   While the education system in Puerto Rico is notoriously bad in the public schools from … Continue reading

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Jersey Shore Woman Shot in the Face While Vacationing in Puerto Rico – Shooter not yet caught

Good journalism helps to shine a light on problems so they get more attention, and thus get more focus and resources to be fixed.  Being shot in the face can’t be good for tourism in PR.  Problems such as violent … Continue reading

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Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with a Puerto Rican mother, trained under Socialist Bernie Sanders, wants to bring more Socialism to the United States and Puerto Rico. Why is that horrible? Hear it from Venezuelans who suffered from Democratic Socialism when implemented in their country.

  https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11846 VIDEO: Venezuelan socialism victims send message to American socialists Cabot PhillipsMedia Director @cabot_phillips on Feb 06, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips attended a protest with victims of Venezuelan socialism. Attendees seemed to overwhelmingly agree … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Socialism?

It’s never a good system to punish the hard-working, the responsible, those who save money for the future, while rewarding the lazy, the irresponsible, and those who fail to save for the future.  Doing so discourages the better behavior while … Continue reading

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