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Puerto Rico, getting building permits now take only 20 days on average instead of 98 days

Puerto Rico, getting building permits now take only 20 days on average instead of 98 days.  While it’s definitely a big step in the right direction, 20 days is still too long. Puerto Rico gov’t: Doing business on the island … Continue reading

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DMV/DTOP in Puerto Rico shouldn’t take a full day to complete a task!

When you go, you first stand in the Information line to give a paper ticket with your number on it.  Then you watch a screen and/or listen for your number to be called.  One big inadequacy is that there is … Continue reading

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Jamie Dimon, CEO of Chase Bank, speaks the truth about the shared misery of socialism

https://www.wsj.com/articles/jamie-dimons-timely-warning-11555873352 Jamie Dimon’s Timely Warning A CEO finally speaks up to tell the truth about the shared misery of socialism. By Andy Kessler April 21, 2019 3:02 p.m. ET   Socialism is now woker than a two-for-one Che Guevara T-shirt … Continue reading

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/trump-debates-waiving-jones-act-to-ship-natural-gas-to-new-england-and-puerto-rico Trump debates waiving Jones Act to ship natural gas to New England and Puerto Rico by Josh Siegel  | April 27, 2019 12:00 AM President Trump is considering granting waivers to bypass the Jones Act, a century-old law law … Continue reading

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Properties damaged by María to be demolished, funded by FEMA with $400 million

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/propertiesdamagedbymariatobedemolished-2489883 Properties damaged by María to be demolished FEMA will invest $400 million to demolish structures listed as a risk to public safety Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 11:07 AM By Ricardo Cortés Chico   Una estructura destruida por el … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Has Just Passed Its Own Green New Deal – for solar power

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/03/25/puerto-rico-has-just-passed-its-own-green-new-deal/amp 91,687 views|Mar 25, 2019,3:38 pm Puerto Rico Has Just Passed Its Own Green New Deal James EllsmoorContributor   The bill pushes the island to become a leader in clean energy technology that can better withstand future hurricanes and improve … Continue reading

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New Reports Detail the Jones Act’s Cost to Puerto Rico

  https://www.cato.org/blog/new-reports-detail-jones-acts-cost-puerto-rico February 25, 2019 9:31AM New Reports Detail the Jones Act’s Cost to Puerto Rico By Colin Grabow Last year the American Maritime Partnership released a report claiming that the Jones Act, a protectionist law which requires domestic water … Continue reading

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