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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 private sector calls Permits Regulation regressive

Puerto Rico is a difficult place to conduct personal and business transactions with the government.  Whether it’s spending all day at the DMV to renew a driver’s license or registration; or to renew licenses for a business, PR leaders need … Continue reading

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Rebuilding a Puerto Rico Barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’ – Vietnam neighborhood in PR

        Rebuilding a Puerto Rico Barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’ Hurricane Maria led to a host of new plans to fix island barrios plagued by chronic flooding. A look at … Continue reading

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FEMA proposes changes to building codes for Puerto Rico

  https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/femaproposeschangestobuildingcodes-2410648 FEMA proposes changes to building codes The recommendations will be included in a report that FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team will publish this summer Friday, March 30, 2018 – 8:33 AM By Alex Figueroa Cancel The report is developed … Continue reading

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Weak Building Code Enforcement Exacerbates Destruction in Puerto Rico

  https://www.wsj.com/articles/weak-building-code-enforcement-exacerbates-destruction-in-puerto-rico-1512475200 Weak Building Code Enforcement Exacerbates Destruction in Puerto Rico Far fewer homes on the island might have been damaged during Hurricane Maria if all of them had been built to code Pedro Deschamps helps workers hired by FEMA … Continue reading

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Even before Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico was a mess

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21730432-even-hurricane-maria-hit-it-was-mess-story-puerto-ricos-power-grid Even before Hurricane Maria hit, it was a mess Oct 19th 2017 | SALINAS IN A room beneath the smokestacks of the Aguirre steam plant in south-eastern Puerto Rico, an engineer points to a colourful poster entitled “How Electricity … Continue reading

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Uber says 900 new ‘economic opportunities’ would be created with access to airport

  http://caribbeanbusiness.com/uber-900-new-economic-opportunities-would-be-created-with-access-to-airport Uber: 900 new ‘economic opportunities’ would be created with access to airport By Cindy Burgos Alvarado on February 28, 2017 SAN JUAN – If the government allowed Uber drivers access to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, the travel … Continue reading

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