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News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico, FEMA still at odds on terms of government loan

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-storm-loan/puerto-rico-fema-still-at-odds-on-terms-of-government-loan-idUSKBN1F705H
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Puerto Rico official on Wednesday said the U.S. federal government was dragging its feet in letting the beleaguered U.S. territory draw on an emergency loan in the aftermath of September’s Hurricane Maria, threatening essential ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: US government says Puerto Rico has too much money to get a loan

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/video/us-government-says-puerto-rico-has-too-much-money-to-get-a-loan/vi-AAuR4fD
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

Federal officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will distribute a loan once Puerto Rico's cash balance decreases.

News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico to privatize island's troubled power company

News channel or source: https://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=151&sid=46243392&title=puerto-rico-to-privatize-islands-troubled-power-company
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that he is privatizing the island's government-owned power company following decades of mismanagement, corruption and blackouts. The surprise announcement comes as nearly 30 percent of ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico Government Lobbies for Statehood with New Commission

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/puerto-rico-government-lobbies-statehood-214441334.html
Publication date: Friday 12 January 2018

Puerto Rico’s government introduced a “Statehood Commission” on Jan. 10 tasked with bringing issues of the island’s political status to Congress. The move was announced by Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez, the Puerto Rican ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico finances under scrutiny amid plea for help

News channel or source: http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Puerto-Rico-finances-under-scrutiny-amid-11-year-12510405.php
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

The testimony they provided during a public hearing held by the board comes as Puerto Rico's government continues to insist that it is running out of money and needs more help from the U.S. for post-hurricane recovery efforts. Gerardo Portela, director of ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico Utility Workers Charge That Federal Government Is Hoarding Reconstruction Supplies

News channel or source: https://theintercept.com/2018/01/16/puerto-rico-utility-workers-charge-that-federal-government-is-hoarding-reconstruction-supplies/
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

After armed federal agents entered a warehouse owned by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, on January 6, they said the warehouse had contained rebuilding materials that they seized to distribute on the island. The Intercept’s ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Problem for Puerto Rico in review of hurricane deaths: 'The bodies have been buried'

News channel or source: http://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/problem-for-puerto-rico-in-review-of-hurricane-deaths-the/article_29626ebc-8a4e-5365-994e-3e64ca1c593b.html
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Puerto Rico's governor said Monday that statistical methods will ... office by doctors or other authorities and therefore never were analyzed. The Puerto Rican government could use death certificates to help re-examine deaths, but those documents alone ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico Government Takes Statehood Campaign To Capitol Hill

News channel or source: http://capeandislands.org/post/puerto-rico-government-takes-statehood-campaign-capitol-hill
Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

We're returning now to Puerto Rico's efforts to recover from Hurricane Maria. While the focus on immediate needs is still there, now the U.S. territory's leaders have also decided that a new push for statehood should be part of the recovery effort.

News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico moves to privatize troubled power company

News channel or source: http://poststar.com/business/puerto-rico-moves-to-privatize-troubled-power-company/article_4f9643ec-65b7-5d5a-82ff-8ef40ff773ac.html
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

In the next couple of days, government officials will begin working with legislators to begin defining how to sell the utility's assets. Rossello said the process could take around 18 months. Carlos Mendez, majority leader in Puerto Rico's House of ...