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News Puerto Rico » Economy: Hurricane Aid Has Eased Puerto Rico’s Finances. It May Not Be Enough.

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/us/puerto-rico-fiscal-plan-hurricane.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

But the oversight board warned that without significant fiscal and economic reforms, Puerto Rico would be left, after the current flurry of storm-related activity, back where it started — with an unproductive economy and too much debt. The board meeting ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/they-fled-maria-in-puerto-rico-now-theyre-in-motels/ar-AAw83bo
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Puerto Rico was suffering a massive and unprecedented population loss before Hurricane Maria hit, largely because of a debt crisis that bankrupted the island's government and crippled the economy. After Maria, some demographers told CNN they feared an ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: In Puerto Rico, Blackouts Continue To Disrupt Lives And The Island's Economy

News channel or source: https://www.npr.org/2018/04/19/604119797/in-puerto-rico-blackouts-continue-to-disrupt-lives-and-the-islands-economy
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Puerto Rico is in the middle of its second major blackout in less than a week, and Puerto Ricans are getting fed up. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Puerto Rico is still recovering from an island-wide blackout that hit yesterday, the largest since Hurricane Maria ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: Puerto Rico Oversight Board Plan Sees Biggest Budget Surplus

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-18/puerto-rico-oversight-board-plan-sees-biggest-budget-surplus
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The turnaround plan from Puerto Rico’s federal overseers projects the island will have a surplus of $6.7 billion over the next six years before debt payments after it takes steps to cut spending and revive the economy, about $400 million more than ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: Puerto Rico Board Backs Fiscal Plan Amid Clash With Governor

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-19/puerto-rico-board-passes-fiscal-plan-amid-clash-with-governor
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

“The government believes that through meaningful and significant fiscal and economic measures set forth in its new fiscal plan, Puerto Rico will be in position to achieve a sustainable level of debt and long-term economic growth and recovery without ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: How Puerto Rico’s Fashion Industry Is Reinventing Itself After Hurricane María

News channel or source: https://www.glamour.com/story/how-puerto-rico-fashion-industry-is-reinventing-itself-after-hurricane-maria
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The way people shop in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria has highly affected the local retail economy: 5,000 small business closed on the island shortly after the hurricane hit, according to El Nuevo Día. Over half a year later, though, the community ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: Control board meeting to OK austerity plans for Puerto Rico

News channel or source: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article209310094.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

New austerity measures are coming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances meets Thursday to approve several fiscal plans that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five years. Drafts of the ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico amid protests

News channel or source: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article209310094.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

A majority of federal control board members approved new austerity measures for Puerto Rico on Thursday, saying they would help revitalize the economy and create more jobs amid the U.S. territory's 11-year recession, while the island's governor fired off a ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-utilities-blackout/puerto-rico-hit-by-island-wide-power-blackout-idUSKBN1HP2QW
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

“We need to have power to the north to avoid this kind of chain reaction every time we have a power problem,” said Tomas Torres, executive director of the nonprofit Institute for Competitiveness and Sustainable Economy for Puerto Rico ...

News Puerto Rico » Economy: The 2018 Hurricane Season Looms But Hurricane Maria Still Haunts Puerto Rico

News channel or source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/04/20/the-2018-hurricane-season-looms-but-hurricane-maria-still-haunts-puerto-rico/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

This morning, my fellow citizens in Puerto Rico were strongly on my mind ... However, it is important to consider the human, economic, cultural, and population losses this has created. I just honestly cannot imagine this situation for Georgia, for instance.