Category Archives: incompetence and mismanagement

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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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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Puerto Rico’s drinking water system fails its people

http://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/thecountrysdrinkingwatersystemfails-2319886 The Country’s drinking water system fails A report finds multiple violations both from a lack of monitoring and notifying as well as from the presence of lead and other pollutants Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 9:39 AM By Marga … Continue reading

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Why can’t Puerto Rico have charter schools?

In Puerto Rico, the public schools are notoriously bad.  Why can’t PR have charter schools? https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/charter-school-bans-and-the-black-hole-of-liberal-morality Opinion Charter school bans and the black hole of liberal morality by Tom Rogan  | January 31, 2019 04:46 PM With righteous indignation and … 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Dealing with Puerto Rico government agencies, needless inefficiency, time wasted, outdated information, DMV, DTOP, CESCO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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The Hidden Problems With Puerto Rico’s Water Supply – Pollution, groundwater contamination

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/puerto-rico-hurricane-water-contamination The Hidden Problems With Puerto Rico’s Water Supply Hurricane Maria exacerbated long-term issues, and researchers are only just starting to understand how. by Sarah Laskow March 05, 2018 Islands Week Directing water from a cave spring to drinking water … Continue reading

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