Puerto Rico News
CHRISTIANSTED — As the Holy Week approaches, many practicing Christians from the region will begin a fast. For those who devote themselves to prayer and fasting by consuming small portions of food and staying away from red meat, salted cod fish is one of the top choices when trying to
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico government officials said Friday they will not bow to demands from a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances that they implement cuts to a struggling public pension system as part of an upcoming fiscal plan to help pull the U.S. commonwealth out of an
COMMENTARY: Shades of Katrina: Hurricane Maria Brought Public Health Threats and Trauma to V.I. and P.R.
SAN JUAN — 2017 saw unprecedented weather in the United States. The country grappled with three catastrophic Category 4 tropical cyclones—including hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria—which together cost $265 billion. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit particularly hard by the one-two punch of hurricanes Irma and Maria just days apart in September.
SAN JUAN — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. commonwealth is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century. “There are
SAN JUAN — José López doesn’t have a deed for the little house at the edge of a dairy farm where he was raised and still lives — only the stories his grandfather told him about how the house came to be. It began with an agreement between gentlemen 39
WASHINGTON — The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced earlier this month that the Federal Housing Administration would be extending the foreclosure moratorium for Hurricane Maria victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The extension previously dealt only with forward borrowers, but HUD and the FHA are now extending the foreclosure
MIAMI — The death toll from Hurricane Irma‘s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains, plus 85 fatalities indirectly linked to the storm, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
MIAMI — A scientist with Global Weather Oscillations is predicting the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season to be “somewhat of a repeat of 2017,” claiming this year will bring more devastating storms. According to GWO, a storm prediction company, this year’s Atlantic hurricane season may be just as destructive — or
CHRISTIANSTED — Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Friday pledged his agency’s commitment to help restore and expand the U.S. Virgin Islands communications network. After meeting with Gov. Kenneth Mapp and members of the Hurricane Recovery Task Force, Pai announced $204 million in resources to advance communications within
SAN JUAN — Almost six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into several Caribbean countries, the Canadian government is warning its citizens about travel to two islands impacted by the horrific storms. An updated travel advisory by the Government of Canada as of Friday, March 9th, warns Canadians to