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Puerto Rico power, water utilities to suspend service to customers in arrears

https://caribbeanbusiness.com/puerto-rico-power-water-utilities-to-suspend-service-to-customers-in-arrears The freeloaders need to be cut off, because it is unsustainable for the utilities to survive when customers don’t pay their bills.  Why they never did this before?  Where is the common sense? Puerto Rico power, water utilities to … 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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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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Cost of living in San Juan, Puerto Rico metro area 11.6% higher than U.S.

Cost of living in SJ metro area 11.6% higher than U.S. Written by Michelle Kantrow // June 20, 2016 // Economy Living in the Metropolitan Statistical Area of San Juan-Carolina-Caguas is 11.6 percent higher than the average for other metropolitan … Continue reading

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No Wonder Puerto Rico Is Bust: The Venezuelan Mistake

  http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/02/02/no-wonder-puerto-rico-is-bust-the-venezuelan-mistake/#25861592e35e Feb 2, 2016 @ 01:01 PM 1,264 views No Wonder Puerto Rico Is Bust: The Venezuelan Mistake Tim Worstall , Contributor I have opinions about economics, finance and public policy. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. … Continue reading

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Water service, power and electricity

WATER The island is served by Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority’s (PRASA) (http://www.acueductospr.com) (“Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados”) extensive system of over 10,000 miles of water mains and aqueducts and 2,000 miles of sewage lines. Puerto Rico’s water quality … Continue reading

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