Puerto Rico News
ADJUNTAS — It was finally a night to celebrate in this village tucked into the mountains of central Puerto Rico. People pressed TV remote buttons, clicked on fans and plugged in refrigerators as electricity again flowed into homes that had been without power since two major hurricanes devastated the U.S.
SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday rejected an attempt by a major Puerto Rico bondholder to throw out the U.S. commonwealth’s historic municipal bankruptcy case. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled that the creation by the U.S. Congress of a financial oversight board for Puerto Rico under
SAN JUAN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has said it did not have a “phasing” plan in place for getting resources to Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria devastated the island last September. Meanwhile the agency’s supply warehouse on Puerto Rico had zero cots, zero tarps and an almost negligible
SAN JUAN — A mayor and two former government officials in Puerto Rico face public corruption charges in separate cases that involve a total of $8 million in federal and local funds, authorities said. The suspects are the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande and the former
MIAMI — Hurricane Beryl lost some strength overnight but is still packing maximum-sustained winds of 75 mph as it moves towards the Caribbean. In its 8 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Beryl was located about 780 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and still moving west-northwest at 14 mph.
MIAMI — Hurricane Beryl became the first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season this morning after gaining strength overnight. The path of the relatively tiny Hurricane Beryl is currently tracking westwards through the Atlantic in the general direction of Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center said today that Beryl “is still
MIAMI — A tropical depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Beryl this afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said. As of 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Beryl had winds of 40 mph and was moving to the west at 16 mph. It was located about 1,330 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, a chain of islands
MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is watching two areas of the Atlantic Ocean, including one that is a tropical depression. There is no indication either one will form into a hurricane, much less one that will strike the Virgin Islands, according to the hurricane center. A tropical depression is a
SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team earned a spot in the second round of qualifying games for the 2019 FIBA World Cup with a 84-74 victory over the Bahamas in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The game went back and forth the whole way as the USVI
SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado’s home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres