Category Archives: Hurricane Maria and after effects

Puerto Rico puts Hurricane Maria — and the bulk of the recovery — behind it

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/puerto-rico-puts-hurricane-maria–and-the-bulk-of-the-recovery–behind-it/2018/12/06/dff10a40-f25c-11e8-aeea-b85fd44449f5_story.html Puerto Rico puts Hurricane Maria — and the bulk of the recovery — behind it By Andrea Sachs December 7, 2018 Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto Rico where … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s poor economy is rooted in counter-productive Puerto Rican government policies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-blame-puerto-ricos-poor-economy-on-hurricanes/2018/12/17/206a5734-f181-11e8-9240-e8028a62c722_story.html The Puerto Rican government is the problem by having policies that encourage people to be on welfare, to discourage them from working.  It’s simple logic, in that one will get more behavior that is rewarded and less behavior that … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s unlikely financial bounceback

https://www.axios.com/puerto-ricos-unlikely-financial-bounceback–cd785c49-86ef-4527-83e8-67350cda23f3.html Felix Salmon Oct 28, 2018 Puerto Rico’s unlikely financial bounceback Puerto Rico was the poorest and most struggling part of America even before Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017. Its bonds had been in default for over a year, … Continue reading

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Trump gripes he gets ‘no credit’ for relief efforts in Puerto Rico

https://nypost.com/2018/11/29/trump-gripes-he-gets-no-credit-for-relief-efforts-in-puerto-rico Trump gripes he gets ‘no credit’ for relief efforts in Puerto Rico By Bob Fredericks, Nikki Schwab and Marisa Schultz November 29, 2018 | 1:50pm | Updated AP President Trump says the amount of money the government spent on … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s $300-an-Hour Demographer Catches Heat From Bondholders

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-20/puerto-rico-s-300-an-hour-demographer-catches-heat-from-bondholders Puerto Rico’s $300-an-Hour Demographer Catches Heat From Bondholders November 20, 2018, 6:00 AM GMT-4 Lyman Stone in Hong Kong on Nov. 6, 2018.Photographer: Xyza Cruz Bacani for Bloomberg Businessweek LISTEN TO ARTICLE 6:54 Some of the most contentious numbers … Continue reading

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20,000 pallets of bottled water, received from FEMA, wasted after Hurricane Maria

$300,000 was being paid PER DAY to store pallets of bottled water instead of giving it out after Maria, but later it was deemed stale and thus waste?  This is another example of the failed response in Puerto Rico.  20,000 pallets of … Continue reading

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How long should free hotels last for Hurricane Maria evacuees from 9-20-17?

How long should free hotels last for Hurricane Maria evacuees from 9-20-17?  Should there be a time limit?   Assuming finding one of the cheaper hotel rates at $65/night x 30 days = $1950/month.  $65/night x 365 days = $23,725/year.   Most … Continue reading

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