June 18, 2019

Here’s how clean energy could help Puerto Rico navigate out of the dark

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By Cassandra Sweet From Greenbiz As Puerto Rico seeks to repair its decimated electricity system, experts are proposing ways the island can rebuild using better, stronger and cleaner technology that would cut costs, boost resilience and reduce reliance on oil to generate power. But many challenges stand in the way. For example, who will pay […]

Rebuilding the Caribbean will be pricey, but some are vying to finance its recovery

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Masaō Ashtine, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Updated 10:01 am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 From New Haven Register (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Masaō Ashtine, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (THE CONVERSATION) November 20 marked the end of the Atlantic hurricane […]

Puerto Rico stands ‘on the brink of a massive liquidity crisis that will intensify’

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By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa From Business Insider Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló appears to have changed his tune on the magnitude of the emergency facing the island, sending a desperate letter to Congress outlining the dire straits still plaguing the 3.4 million Americans who are considering whether they can rebuild a future in the […]

Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

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AP From Newsmax The Trump administration announced it will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that President Donald Trump has “authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico.” She said Trump is responding to a request […]

Hurricane Maria unleashes flooding, knocks out power in Puerto Rico

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From CBS News Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. The storm weakened slightly overnight, but officials there predict entire towns will have to […]

Puerto Rico policeman fatally shoots 3 officers after fight

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BY DANICA COTO Associated Press From The Charlotte Observer Suspect held female lieutenant, male commander and policewoman hostage before killing them The suspect was immediately placed under arrest Shooting occurred inside lieutenant’s office at police headquarters SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – A Puerto Rico policeman fatally shot two high-ranking officers and a policewoman on Monday […]