Category Archives: Puerto Rico necessary improvements

EPA Region 2 to Provide $1.1 Million Grant to the University of Puerto Rico to Reduce Air Pollution in San Juan, paying to accelerate the destruction of older short-haul trucks, buses

While reducing air pollution is beneficial, would many of these older short-haul trucks and buses using diesel fuel be soon retired anyway in the next few years, without the need for spending taxpayer dollars to accelerate their destruction? https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-region-2-provide-11-million-grant-university-puerto-rico-reduce-air-pollution-san-1 EPA … Continue reading

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‘Robust’ Prepa, LUMA deal structured to avoid failure of Prasa privatization

Privitization of electrical grid in an effort to decrease electricity costs, increase renewal energy, while increasing uptime and decreasing outages. ‘Robust’ Prepa, LUMA deal structured to avoid failure of Prasa privatization ‘Robust’ Prepa, LUMA deal structured to avoid failure of … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico residents go without water every 24 hours in drought during pandemic. Why are the citizens having to face this issue all over again?

This is not a new problem.  There was widespread water rationing in 2015 with TWO days of no water, then ONE day of water.   Where is the leadership in dredging the reservoirs so that they can hold more water?  … Continue reading

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The goal of the Fiscal Oversight Board is a new government culture to root out corruption and cronyism, to create an environment that generates jobs instead of making people dependent on welfare, to practice financial discipline instead of overspending

  https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/thegoalisanewgovernmentculture-2579499 The goal is a new government culture The chairman of the Oversight Board José Carrión III and also member Carlos García have announced their resignations after the Supreme Court ruled appointments to the Board are constitutional, and just … Continue reading

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Oversight board certifies fiscal plans for Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co., co-op regulator Cossec

Oversight board certifies fiscal plans for Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co., co-op regulator Cossec Oversight board certifies fiscal plans for Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co., co-op regulator Cossec By Caribbean Business on June 30, 2020 (Screen capture of http://www.oversightboard.pr.gov) SAN … Continue reading

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The largest Puerto Rican government budget in a decade

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/thelargestbudgetinadecade-2576962 The largest budget in a decade The budget shows few measures seeking to promote a sustained economic improvement Saturday, June 20, 2020 – 10:21 AM By Ricardo Cortés Chico Governor Wanda Vázquez. (GFR Media) The economic depression Puerto Rico … Continue reading

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The federal analysis advances to bring far more pharmaceutical manufacturing to Puerto Rico

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/thefederalanalysisadvances-2575751 The federal analysis advances Jenniffer González is optimistic and Senator Wicker introduced legislation Monday, June 15, 2020 – 10:09 AM By José A. Delgado Jenniffer González (GFR Media) Washington – Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González believes the federal analysis on … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: For Real Resilience, Go Renewable, such as with Solar Energy

Puerto Rico: For Real Resilience, Go Renewable Puerto Rico: For Real Resilience, Go Renewable July 1, 2020  |  By Javier Rúa-Jovet Ashvin Dayal Roy Torbert Puerto Ricans are facing new and ongoing threats to health, safety, and the economy, including … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico board approves $10B budget as resignations loom on federal control board

Two board members on the Federal Control Board resign, likely in disappointment, disgust, and disillusionment at Puerto Rican officials’ unrealistic, unsustainable spending patterns, and lack of the Puerto Rican government making necessary structural changes such as laying off excess government … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico oversight board chairman, member departing

Mr. Carrion said his chief disappointment is “the lack of commitment and political will to implement structural reforms necessary to propel Puerto Rico’s economy beyond its dependency on federal transfers.” What that means is that Puerto Rican politicians don’t want … Continue reading

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