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News Puerto Rico » Government: 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

"If FEMA does not approve the (Puerto Rico) government's request, students currently finishing the school year in the mainland will be deprived of their education, as well as their housing." It's not clear whether FEMA will decide to extend the program ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Power Is Back On In Puerto Rico After The Island's Worst Outage Since Hurricane Maria

News channel or source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/amberjamieson/puerto-rico-power-electricity-blackout
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), a government-owned utility, said Wednesday it would take up to 36 hours for power to be restored. By Thursday afternoon, power had been restored, the utility said on Twitter. Just before the blackout ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: 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

At a meeting in San Juan of the territory’s federal oversight board, members called on Puerto Rico to reform its labor laws and fix its insolvent government pension system quickly, while it still had the benefit of both the disaster money and court ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico board approves fiscal plan as governor vows defiance

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-debt-fiscal/puerto-rico-governor-will-not-impose-pension-cuts-sought-by-board-idUSKBN1HQ2TG
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Puerto Rico filed the biggest government bankruptcy in U.S. history last year, owing $71.5 billion of bonds and $50 billion in pension obligations. It then suffered catastrophic damage from September’s Hurricane Maria. “We will not propose any bill ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: 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 plan would reduce allocations to municipalities, the University of Puerto Rico and public schools and consolidate government departments and agencies. Labor reforms include continuing the central government’s pay freeze through fiscal 2023 and ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Board votes to double tuition at Puerto Rico university

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/board-votes-to-double-tuition-at-puerto-rico-university/2018/04/20/27ed555c-44b5-11e8-b2dc-b0a403e4720a_story.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Government and university officials vowed not to implement certain measures, a day after the board also moved to institute a 10 percent cut to Puerto Rico’s public pension system, which is facing nearly $50 billion in liabilities. Jaresko said those cuts ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Puerto Rico’s imbalance of power: Stadium lights glow, homes do not

News channel or source: https://www.myajc.com/sports/puerto-rico-imbalance-power-stadium-lights-glow-homes-not/34OB9yNCUW871wui25U6jP/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

“We’ll see what the government’s priorities are,” said Sylma León ... She was one of nearly 1.5 million customers of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to lose power Wednesday morning when a crew working to help restore power in Puerto ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: Federal response to disaster in Puerto Rico a ‘national disgrace,’ Cuomo says

News channel or source: http://pix11.com/2018/04/19/federal-response-to-disaster-in-puerto-rico-a-national-disgrace-cuomo-says/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the federal government’s response on Thursday ... And the way they’re treating the people of Puerto Rico is a disgrace I’m ashamed of it,” Cuomo said The non-profit Hispanic Federation, which advocates for the Hispanic ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: 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

“We now urge the government to move decisively on implementation of these necessary reforms upon certification of the proposed new fiscal plans,” Carrion said. “Only with bold structural reforms, reinvestment in the people of Puerto Rico, and ...

News Puerto Rico » Government: 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

Rossello is planning to privatize PREPA over the next 18 months, as Puerto Rico navigates a $120 billion bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. government history. In the short-term, though, the grid remains vulnerable ahead of a new hurricane season beginning ...