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WASHINGTON — Legislation recently introduced in Congress would establish a grant program for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to fund development of renewable energy resources, microgrids and energy storage. The bill aims to improve the electric system on the two island territories. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said today that the island’s government-owned utility companies will suspend water and electricity bills for federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown — the longest in U.S. history. In a statement, Rosselló said his government was issuing a moratorium on collections by

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — The U.S. Justice Department is attempting to replace the top federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico, who has been quietly campaigning to keep her job, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department is close to proposing a candidate to succeed Rosa

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Wednesday said he expects electricity to be restored across the U.S. commonwealth within a month, but warned that the island’s infrastructure needed to be strengthened ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. “The expectation is that …

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — The oversight board for Puerto Rico, created by Congress, will hold public hearings on Thursday and Friday to certify revised fiscal plans for the commonwealth, the board said today. The board is expected to approve plans for the commonwealth, as well as

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Hundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico were left without power today after another widespread outage, forcing the island’s main public hospital and international airport to switch to backup generators as the U.S. commonwealth struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The island’s

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico’s benchmark bond surged to a 25-week high on Monday, its busiest trading day since October, after the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth nearly doubled its projected five-year surplus to $6 billion as it recovers from Hurricane Maria. While the price rise is

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — A blackout hit Puerto Rico’s capital and surrounding areas today after two of the U.S. commonwealth’s main power plants shut down as officials warn the power company is struggling to remain operational. The capital of San Juan was left without power, along

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s beleaguered electric utility has received court approval to borrow $300 million to help pay expenses, well below the $1.3 billion initially sought but enough to avert power outages it had warned about. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor

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