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Report reveals serious deficiencies in Puerto Rico’s infrastructure – average grade of D-

Does Puerto Rico still use the marketing slogan, “Puerto Rico does it better?” Does what better?  Better than whom? https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/reportrevealsseriousdeficienciesinpuertoricosinfrastructure-2529236 Report reveals serious deficiencies in Puerto Rico’s infrastructure The American Society of Civil Engineers says findings in the report show … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy is the enemy of growth

Puerto Rico wages are lower that the lowest state, Mississippi.  An argument can be made that Puerto Rican wages are TOO HIGH, based on the low productivity and inefficiencies in conducting business with the government in PR. https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/bureaucracyistheenemyofgrowth-2525937 Bureaucracy is … Continue reading

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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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Dealing with Puerto Rico government agencies, needless inefficiency, time wasted, outdated information, DMV, DTOP, CESCO

A reader reports on a recent horrible experience in attempting to renew their car registration.   We would like to emphasize that this person made an extreme effort to comply with the law, but ran into numerous roadblocks. Person received a … Continue reading

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99 of Puerto Rico’s 128 post offices are delivering mail

  https://www.yahoo.com/news/neither-snow-nor-rain-postal-slideshow-wp-174233829.html Neither snow nor rain: Postal Service delivers mail in Puerto Rico October 9, 2017 <img class="slideshow-image Maw(100%) Mah(100%) M(a) W(a) StretchedBox" src="https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/x6c0UJRYA4kLbUdOtXzINQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9MTI4MDtoPTk2MA–/http://media.zenfs.com/en/homerun/feed_manager_auto_publish_494/64b5552b0f88bf3ee1229504df93656b&quot; alt=" Luis Menendez, a mail man for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail at an area … Continue reading

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Voting in Puerto Rico? Where can you go to vote or register to vote in Puerto Rico for elections?

We will detail where you can go to vote after explaining a bit about politics. Before you go to vote, consider these ideas. We recommend that you vote for politicians that are financially responsible, who spend less than collected tax … Continue reading

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1/3 Population of Puerto Rico Gets Food Stamps–$2 Billion in 2012 – welfare for Puerto Ricans

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/13-population-puerto-rico-gets-food-stamps-2-billion-2012 1/3 Population of Puerto Rico Gets Food Stamps–$2 Billion in 2012 May 10, 2013 – 4:30 PM By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) – The federal government spent more than $2 billion to provide food stamps to residents of Puerto Rico … Continue reading

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Getting a Driver’s License in Puerto Rico, How To, DMV, DTOP

See also the separate page for DMV DTOP locations with a handy map. When you need to buy a new or used car, read these 2 links to learn how to avoid being ripped off by the dealers, and save … Continue reading

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Post Offices in San Juan Puerto Rico metro area

Cutoff is the cutoff time for mail to be accepted that day. https://tools.usps.com/go/POLocatorAction!input.action PO 361 CALLE JUAN CALAF SAN JUAN PR 00918-9998 787-754-1273  NO ANSWER M-F 8-5, SAT 8-12, CUTOFF 6 HATO REY PO 525 AVE FD ROOSEVELT STE 111 SAN … Continue reading

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