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For Puerto Rico, the Return to Business as Usual Is Slow

  It’s sad for Puerto Rico.   With no power for extended time periods like 6 months, it’s extremely difficult to successfully run a business in a modern economy.  With less economic activity, fewer jobs available, this causes more people to … Continue reading

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Anger, dejection grows as only half of Puerto Rico has power

From the date Hurricane Maria hit, 9-20-17 to 12-31-17, 3 1/2 months later, 660,000 customers or about 1/2 of all customers in Puerto Rico still don’t have power!  See the comments at the end. https://www.yahoo.com/news/anger-dejection-grows-only-half-puerto-rico-power-050238257.html Anger, dejection grows as only … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Slow Hurricane Recovery Is Suffocating Small Business

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/puerto-rico-s-slow-hurricane-recovery-is-suffocating-small-business December 7, 2017, 5:01 AM EST Illustrator: Khylin Woodrow This fall’s hurricane season has been rough on Jesús Vázquez’s family business outside San Juan. Their 35-year-old ice factory and adjacent laundromat hasn’t had power since Hurricane Irma, which hit … Continue reading

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Some 5,000 Puerto Rico small businesses expected to close after Hurricane Maria; 35% could not reopen

http://caribbeanbusiness.com/some-5000-puerto-rico-small-businesses-expected-to-close-after-hurricane-maria-35-could-not-reopen Some 5,000 Puerto Rico small businesses expected to close after Hurricane Maria; 35% could not reopen By Eva Lloréns Vélez on October 27, 2017 SAN JUAN – Ten percent, or about 5,000 of Puerto Rico’s 50,000 small and midsize … Continue reading

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Small Montana firm, Whitefish Energy, lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/small-montana-firm-lands-puerto-ricos-biggest-contract-to-get-the-power-back-on/2017/10/23/31cccc3e-b4d6-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to get the power back on Hurricane Maria knocked out the electricity in Miram Carrasquillo’s home in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico. Ten days after the storm, she was able to get a … Continue reading

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