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Puerto Rico’s Urban Train – Let’s Review, 15 Years Later – A Hesitant Puerto Rico Tries Commuting by Train

Was it a success or a boondoggle and huge waste of money?  Were the rosy projections correct? http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/19/us/a-hesitant-puerto-rico-tries-commuting-by-train.html A Hesitant Puerto Rico Tries Commuting by Train By Ariana Green Nov. 19, 2005 SAN JUAN, P.R. – Carlos Medina rides the … Continue reading

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Water is a crucial shield against the pandemic

380 million gallons wasted from 640 million gallons produced daily! Over 59% of produced water is wasted in Puerto Rico?  Will file under Incompetence & Mismanagement. https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/waterisacrucialshieldagainstthepandemic-2568005 Water is a crucial shield against the pandemic Drinking water is essential for … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico government continues paying all government workers, even those NOT working while at home. Now PR wants to give them an extra $500 bonus.

Where is the shared sacrifice?  There are already too many government workers in Puerto Rico relative to the overall population.  It’s easy to give away money that’s not your own.  Taken to its logical conclusion, this is a race to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s yearslong debate over WTE Waste to Energy continues as the island’s landfill issues mount

https://www.wastedive.com/news/puerto-rico-wte-island-landfill/575843 Puerto Rico’s yearslong debate over WTE continues as the island’s landfill issues mount After a proposed incinerator project stalled in 2018, the territory’s long-term plan remains uncertain as noncompliant landfills are reaching capacity. The image by SPC Hamiel Irizarry … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: FEMA cited for costly mistakes during Puerto Rico hurricane

https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/dhs-watchdog-highlights-fema-failures Lessons Learned: FEMA cited for costly mistakes during Puerto Rico hurricane IG says FEMA could have saved time and money using available advance contracts during devastation from Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico devastation from Hurricane Maria (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty … Continue reading

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Federal government pays people $1050 to destroy generator, cement mixer, backhoe, icebox, washer/dryer combo unit and trolleybuses. Why not sell them instead?

https://www.justice.gov/usao-pr/pr/three-individuals-indicted-and-arrested-lying-agency-united-states-and-embezzlement Why is the federal government paying people $1050 to destroy a “generator, cement mixer, backhoe, icebox, washer/dryer combo unit and trolleybuses?” Why not sell them instead?  Doesn’t seem like smart government to pay for the destruction of property that … Continue reading

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Misuse of funds by Puerto Rico government officials undermines public mission – corruption, fraud

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/misuseoffundsunderminespublicmission-2537380 Misuse of funds undermines public mission If anything dramatizes the reasons why Puerto Rico is bankrupt and is under the federal government’s distrust, it is that municipal government have misused multi-million dollar funds on unnecessary, incomplete or ill-conceived projects. … Continue reading

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$3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs

  Sounds like 80% of the FEMA funds were wasted.  Wouldn’t the money have been far more effectively spent in direct payments to the victims, with a mechanism restricting those checks payable only for home repairs?  The widespread culture of … Continue reading

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How much does each mayor earn in Puerto Rico?

https://www.metro.pr/pr/noticias/2018/11/16/cuanto-gana-alcalde-puerto-rico.html How much does each mayor earn in Puerto Rico? None of the salaries is equal to or less than the average income of its constituents By Metro Puerto Rico Friday, November 16, 2018, at 17:18 The Censal Information Center … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican college student illustrates why the Fiscal Oversight Board is necessary to rein in corruption and mismanagement in PR government

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/11/16/wolpert-gaztambide-integrating-puerto-rico WOLPERT GAZTAMBIDE: Integrating Puerto Rico Christian Wolpert Gaztambide 1:44 am, Nov 16, 2018 Guest Columnist In the wake of Hurricane Maria, various campus organizations have mobilized against Yale’s holdings in mutual funds that hold Puerto Rican bonds. While I … Continue reading

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