Monthly Archives: January 2020

A month after Puerto Rico’s earthquakes began, more than 4,000 still sleep outside

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-month-after-puerto-rico-s-earthquakes-began-more-than-4-000-still-sleep-outside/ar-BBZq22i https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/nation/a-month-after-puerto-rico-s-earthquakes-began-more-than/article_4691c9e8-e724-56f4-99e9-c87c069ec18f.html A month after Puerto Rico’s earthquakes began, more than 4,000 still sleep outside By Jim Wyss, Miami Herald January 28, 2020 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A month after a series of powerful earthquakes began rattling Puerto Rico, … Continue reading

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Did the Puerto Rico’s Real Estate Market Recover?

https://www.theweeklyjournal.com/business/did-the-real-estate-market-recover/article_6f1719ec-0aff-11ea-858f-2ba5ee1ca527.html Did the Real Estate Market Recover? Although the average asking price in some of the largest cities across Puerto Rico is going up and even surpassing pre-Hurricane Maria levels, property values continue to lag in a few places Cynthia … Continue reading

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Economic Development Hindered by Nuisance Epidemic Due to an Excessive Number of Abandoned Properties in Puerto Rico

https://www.theweeklyjournal.com/politics/economic-development-hindered-by-nuisance-epidemic/article_665d9dfc-1078-11ea-8e34-6b515932c931.html Economic Development Hindered by Nuisance Epidemic Legal tools and federals funds available to address the issue Giovanna Garofalo, The Weekly Journal Nov 27, 2019 (Carlos Rivera Giusti/The Weekly Journal) While the local government endorses entrepreneurship and foreign investment to … Continue reading

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Víctor Parés Montessori School Begins New Semester With Solar Panel System – allows greater hurricane resiliency & recovery

https://www.theweeklyjournal.com/business/v-ctor-par-s-montessori-school-begins-new-semester-with/article_381fafc0-412e-11ea-b435-1f91bc3f4cb0.html Víctor Parés Montessori School Begins New Semester With Solar Panel System All Points North Foundation grant allows school to be resilient to hurricanes Newsroom, The Weekly Journal Jan 27, 2020 Updated 23 hrs ago > Courtesy of All Points … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Urban Train Seeking More Passengers

https://www.theweeklyjournal.com/business/puerto-rico-s-urban-train-seeking-more-passengers/article_70ef8c0a-86dd-11e9-8d0a-ff2696c39086.html Puerto Rico’s Urban Train Seeking More Passengers Several improvements under evaluation Giovanna Garofalo, The Weekly Journal Jun 5, 2019 The Tren Urbano has 16 stations spanning across three metropolitan municipalities. (>Carlos Rivera Giusti) Puerto Rico’s public train system, Tren … Continue reading

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Urban Train Faces Another FBI Inquiry

http://www.puertorico-herald.org/issues/2004/vol8n37/Media2-en.html Urban Train Faces Another FBI Inquiry Fagundo Says Urban Train Faces Another FBI Inquiry September 8, 2004 SAN JUAN (AP) – Transportation and Public Works Secretary Fernando Fagundo said that U.S. authorities are looking into the Urban Train’s administrative … Continue reading

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Individual Sentenced To Two Consecutive Life Sentences For Carjacking And Kidnapping Resulting In Murder, in Puerto Rico

https://www.justice.gov/usao-pr/pr/individual-sentenced-two-consecutive-life-sentences-carjacking-and-kidnapping-resulting U.S. Attorneys » District of Puerto Rico » News Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Puerto Rico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 23, 2019 Individual Sentenced To Two Consecutive Life Sentences For Carjacking And Kidnapping Resulting In … Continue reading

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Federal government pays people $1050 to destroy generator, cement mixer, backhoe, icebox, washer/dryer combo unit and trolleybuses. Why not sell them instead?

https://www.justice.gov/usao-pr/pr/three-individuals-indicted-and-arrested-lying-agency-united-states-and-embezzlement Why is the federal government paying people $1050 to destroy a “generator, cement mixer, backhoe, icebox, washer/dryer combo unit and trolleybuses?” Why not sell them instead?  Doesn’t seem like smart government to pay for the destruction of property that … Continue reading

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Mayor Of The Municipality Of Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, Indicted For Conversion Of Federal Funds, Fraud, And Money Laundering

https://www.justice.gov/usao-pr/pr/mayor-municipality-sabana-grande-indicted-conversion-federal-funds-fraud-and-money U.S. Attorneys » District of Puerto Rico » News Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Puerto Rico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 5, 2018 Mayor Of The Municipality Of Sabana Grande Indicted For Conversion Of Federal Funds, … Continue reading

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Hit by new natural disasters, with earthquakes, Puerto Rico’s woes deepened by corruption

With a long history of corruption and mismanagement in Puerto Rico, it would be irresponsible to be doling out recovery money without proper controls and oversight, to ensure the money benefits it’s citizens not just the politicians, elites, and well-connected. … Continue reading

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