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9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest” – Remezcla (blog)Remezcla (blog) 9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest”Remezcla (blog)On May 1, Puerto Ricans came out in droves to protest the US Fiscal Control Board and the austerity measures it has enacted. The May Day protests were mostly peaceful, but police used tear gas and pepper spray on protestors. While it’s true that some …

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In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally – NBCNews.com
‘We remain frustrated by the president’s response.’ What’s next for Puerto Rican evacuees in Philadelphia | Opinion – Philly.com
Don’t let them export standardized testing – Socialist Worker Online
Puerto Rico board comes out for pension reform – Pensions & Investments
Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans – ABC News
Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans – Tampabay.com
Puerto Rico’s Archbishop Pushes Debt Jubilee – Bloomberg
Controversial Contractor Was Behind Island-Wide Blackout, as Puerto Rico Debates Full Privatization – The Intercept
Puerto Rico lawmakers introduce board’s labor reform bill – Washington Post
Some of Puerto Rico’s bondholders will be crushed – Financial Times
In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally – NBCNews.com
Puerto Rico Protests Turn Violent as Thousands March Against Austerity Measures – NBC4 Washington
May Day in Puerto Rico: Police Attack Anti-Austerity Protesters with Pepper Spray & Tear Gas – Democracy Now!
After Violent End to Yesterday’s National Strike in Puerto Rico, Activists Will March Again Today – Remezcla (blog)
In a National May Day Strike, Puerto Rican Marchers Face Down Tear Gas To Protest Privatization – In These Times
Puerto Ricans call out ‘disaster capitalists’ taking advantage of their … – ThinkProgress
US Rep Rob Bishop says he supports statehood for Puerto Rico – Cache Valley Daily
Puerto Rico’s struggles after Hurricane Maria reignite calls for statehood and independence – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Advisers Could Get Closer Scrutiny – Wall Street Journal
How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrong – E&E News
9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest” – Remezcla (blog)
Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott Against Standardized Testing – Common Dreams
Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands – Christian Science Monitor
May Day in Puerto Rico: Mass marches combat austerity & privatization – Workers World
“For Many Sectors of Puerto Rico, It Feels Like the Hurricane Happened Yesterday” – NewsClick
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In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally – NBCNews.com


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In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Reeling from the sluggish hurricane recovery efforts and steep budget cuts tackle the island’sfiscal crisis, Yariela Montes, 41, was one of several thousand Puerto Ricans who took to the streets in a May Day protest on Tuesday 

‘We remain frustrated by the president’s response.’ What’s next for Puerto Rican evacuees in Philadelphia | Opinion – Philly.com


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Don’t let them export standardized testing – Socialist Worker Online


Socialist Worker Online
Don’t let them export standardized testing
Socialist Worker Online
I conducted an extensive interview with Mercedes that I will publish soon about her union’s massive struggle to defend the schools from an all-out neoliberal assault. The Financial Oversight and Management Board that was imposed on Puerto Rico by the 

Puerto Rico board comes out for pension reform – Pensions & Investments


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Puerto Rico board comes out for pension reform
Pensions & Investments
fiscal recovery plan for Puerto Rico that is scheduled to be certified April 20 by its oversight board is expected to bring pension cuts, reduced payments to bondholders and even more legal and political skirmishing that will test the board’s mettle
Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts Continue a Half Year After Hurricane MariaTeenVogue.com
The World’s Second Largest Blackout | Rhodium GroupRhodium Group

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Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans – ABC News


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Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans
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New austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances prepares to approve several fiscal plans this week that will serve as the island’s economic blueprint for the next five years. The  

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Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico amid protestsWashington Post

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Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans – Tampabay.com


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Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances prepares to approve several fiscal plans this week that will serve as the island’s economic blueprint 
Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico amid protestsABC News

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Puerto Rico’s Archbishop Pushes Debt Jubilee – Bloomberg


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Puerto Rico’s Archbishop Pushes Debt Jubilee
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The archbishop of San Juan urged Puerto Rico‘s fiscal control board to declare a moratorium on bond payments, a Biblical debt jubilee. At a meeting Thursday in the capital of the bankrupt commonwealth, Roberto Gonzalez Nieves said a multiyear break 
Mammon, Meet God: Puerto Rico’s Archbishop Pushes Debt JubileeBloombergQuint

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Controversial Contractor Was Behind Island-Wide Blackout, as Puerto Rico Debates Full Privatization – The Intercept


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Controversial Contractor Was Behind Island-Wide Blackout, as Puerto Rico Debates Full Privatization
The Intercept
Whatever happens in Puerto Rico’s legislature, though, could take a back seat to the fiscal control board’s plans. On Wednesday, that body released its own set of fiscal plans for the island, including one specifically for PREPA and its privatization 
Puerto Rico Board, Governor Clash Over FinancesNPR
Truth in numbers: Groups, government clash over accurate stats in Puerto RicoNBCNews.com
Health Care in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands: A Six-Month Check-Up After the Storms (Report)Kaiser Family Foundation
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Puerto Rico lawmakers introduce board’s labor reform bill – Washington Post


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Puerto Rico lawmakers introduce board’s labor reform bill
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — For the first time in Puerto Rico’s history, legislators on Thursday introduced a bill created by a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances that aims to impose austerity measures the U.S. territory’s government
Puerto Rico rejects labor reform measure from control boardABC News

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Some of Puerto Rico’s bondholders will be crushed – Financial Times


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Some of Puerto Rico’s bondholders will be crushed
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Puerto Rico bonds are the most rewarding bond speculation of the year so far . . . as well as being part of one of the weirdest spectacles in the financial world. The island’s electricity system is still failing after a shambolic “reconstruction”. Much 

In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally – NBCNews.com


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In Puerto Rico, protesters and police clash as thousands march in May Day rally
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Reeling from the sluggish hurricane recovery efforts and steep budget cuts to tackle the island’sfiscal crisis, Yariela Montes, 41, was one of several thousand Puerto Ricans who took to the streets in a May Day protest on
Thousands in Puerto Rico march to protest austerity measuresABC News

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Puerto Rico Protests Turn Violent as Thousands March Against Austerity Measures – NBC4 Washington


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Puerto Rico Protests Turn Violent as Thousands March Against Austerity Measures
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Thousands of Puerto Ricans marched Tuesday to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts as anger grows across the U.S. territory over looming austerity measures. The Labor Day protest attracted teachers, retirees and 
Puerto Ricans Protest Austerity PlanDTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

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May Day in Puerto Rico: Police Attack Anti-Austerity Protesters with Pepper Spray & Tear Gas – Democracy Now!


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May Day in Puerto Rico: Police Attack Anti-Austerity Protesters with Pepper Spray & Tear Gas
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In Puerto Rico, thousands marked May Day by joining a general strike in the capital of San Juan to protest austerity measures, from the closing of public schools to increases in university tuition. When protesters tried to converge on the building 
Puerto Rico: Thousands March Against Govt’s Austerity Measures on International Workers’ DayteleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)
Puerto Rico Protests Turn Violent as Thousands March Against Austerity MeasuresNBC4 Washington

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After Violent End to Yesterday’s National Strike in Puerto Rico, Activists Will March Again Today – Remezcla (blog)


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After Violent End to Yesterday’s National Strike in Puerto Rico, Activists Will March Again Today
Remezcla (blog)
Some of the primary issues denounced at the protest were pension cuts, the closure of 283 public schools (in addition to the 179 closed last year), the rolling back of labor protections, the privatization of government entities (the power authority 
May Day Turns Violent In Puerto Rico with Tear Gas and StampedesPapermag

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In a National May Day Strike, Puerto Rican Marchers Face Down Tear Gas To Protest Privatization – In These Times


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Puerto Ricans call out ‘disaster capitalists’ taking advantage of their … – ThinkProgress


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US Rep Rob Bishop says he supports statehood for Puerto Rico – Cache Valley Daily


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US Rep Rob Bishop says he supports statehood for Puerto Rico
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FILE PHOTO – House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah, left, joined at right by Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., go before the House Rules Committee to prepare a bill that would create a financial control board forPuerto Rico and 
51 States? More Republican Politicians Say Puerto Rico Should Become a StateNewsweek
Puerto Ricans call out ‘disaster capitalists’ taking advantage of their …ThinkProgress

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Puerto Rico’s struggles after Hurricane Maria reignite calls for statehood and independence – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Puerto Rico’s struggles after Hurricane Maria reignite calls for statehood and independence
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“It’s unacceptable, democratically speaking, to have a foreign country control another country’s government via a board of unelected leaders. That is not a democracy.” Puerto Rico has held five plebiscites since 1967 to gauge the preference for 

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Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Advisers Could Get Closer Scrutiny – Wall Street Journal


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Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Advisers Could Get Closer Scrutiny
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The dual representation is partly a function of the rescue law, which hands some policy powers to the board and keeps others with local elected officials. The bankruptcy at times has pitted the oversight board against Gov. Rosselló, who is defying its 

How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrong – E&E News


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How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrong
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — José Román Morales is an energy commissioner, which is usually a comfortable and unremarkable post. But not in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Here, being on the energy commission is a fight for survival. Román oversees an 
Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own handsChristian Science Monitor

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9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest” – Remezcla (blog)


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9-Year-Old to Puerto Rico Police: “You Can Throw Pepper Gas at Us. But I’m Going to the Next Protest”
Remezcla (blog)
On May 1, Puerto Ricans came out in droves to protest the US Fiscal Control Board and the austerity measures it has enacted. The May Day protests were mostly peaceful, but police used tear gas and pepper spray on protestors. While it’s true that some 


How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrongE&E News

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Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott Against Standardized Testing – Common Dreams


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Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott Against Standardized Testing
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I am going to suggest to him that for his project he research Mercedes Martinez, the president of the Teachers Federation ofPuerto Rico (FMPR). I conducted an extensive interview Mercedes that I will publish soon about her union’s massive struggle to 


The Financial Oversight and Management Board that was imposed on Puerto Rico by the United States has control of the island’s financial policy and is imposing disaster capitalist policies that are destroying working people’s lives and public schools 

Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands – Christian Science Monitor


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Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands
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Puerto Rico has elected government officials (with no representation in Congress) but is limited in how it can spend or borrow by a fiscal control group appointed under President Barack Obama. The board is meant to help the island climb out of its 
How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrongE&E News

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May Day in Puerto Rico: Mass marches combat austerity & privatization – Workers World


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May Day in Puerto Rico: Mass marches combat austerity & privatization
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That is the reason why former FBI agent Héctor Pesquera was hired — with a yearly salary of $250,000 — as the leader of the new “National Security” umbrella in Puerto Rico. It includes police, fire, emergency and other agencies. Pesquera, who was 
Puerto Rico’s Teachers Battle for the Schools Their Students DeserveProgressive.org

Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own handsChristian Science Monitor
Puerto Rico school turns adversity into strength after Hurricane MariaCronkite News 
How Puerto Rico’s new grid could go wrong

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“For Many Sectors of Puerto Rico, It Feels Like the Hurricane Happened Yesterday” – NewsClick


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“For Many Sectors of Puerto Rico, It Feels Like the Hurricane Happened Yesterday”
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Jornada Se Acabaron Las Promesas emerged in 2016 when the PROMESA Law (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act), which means promise in Spanish, was passed in Puerto Rico. PROMESA is a law from the United States Congress, where 

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Fiscal board certifies plans for Puerto Rico Transportation Dept., gov’t bank and university

SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board approved with a majority vote the fiscal plans for the island’s Highways and Transportation Authority (HTA), the Government Development Bank (GDB), the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) as developed by the Board.

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@cbenespanol @CaribBusiness The commonwealth fiscal plan was certified. Sole dissenter was Board Member Ana Matosantos
Hedge fund manager bets that Puerto Rico will drag insurer under – Insurance Business
@cbenespanol @CaribBusiness Promesa’s Oversight Board approves the fiscal plan of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority unanimously and ends meeting.
Rosselló reacts to panel’s fiscal plans as it held public meeting to certify them: https://go.cb.pr/2qLdZhn
We’re not giving in on public policy matters, Puerto Rico gov says after board certifies fiscal plans
Fiscal board establishes plans for Puerto Rico and its power and water utilities
Administration reiterates rejection and refusal regarding pension cuts and labor reform:https://go.cb.pr/2vx8tnh
FEMA extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance for Hurricane Maria survivors
Certification of Cooperatives Supervision & Insurance Corp. plan postponed; Matosantos abstains on HTA, UPR: https://go.cb.pr/2HgOlat
HUD grant paves way for Puerto Rico recovery
To meet with emergency management and federal officials, as well as thank Red Cross volunteers: https://go.cb.pr/2qQJGWE
Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways acquires Puerto Rico’s Seaborne Airlines – Sun Sentinel
Florida’s Silver Airways acquires Puerto Rico’s Seaborne Airlines
Silver Airways Acquires Seaborne Airlines to Create Leading Independent Airline Serving the Caribbean, Bahamas … – Virginian-Pilot
CEO of Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization announces new appointments – eTurboNews
As contractors jockey for position to rebuild post-disaster, proposals are trickling out to transform island’s housing market:https://go.cb.pr/2qSOUjS
Mark Cuban joined JJ Barea on trip to Puerto Rico, Mavs owner’s first to the island — here’s what he took from the … – Dallas News (blog)
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Agencies to be held accountable for slow disaster recovery in Puerto Rico towns
Puerto Rico Economic Activity Index continues to reflect marked decline after hurricanes
BioTrackTHC Deploys Puerto Rico Traceability System, Expands Presence – Virginian-Pilot
Judge Swain to hold a new hearing over other island-debt issues on June 6: https://go.cb.pr/2Fbt2FE
Leading Puerto Rico Terminal Luis A. Ayala Colón Selects Navis N4 to Modernize Operations and Increase Productivity – Business Wire (press release)
Etherisc to Host First Blockchain-Based Hurricane Insurance Policy in Puerto Rico – PaymentsJournal

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@cbenespanol @CaribBusiness The commonwealth fiscal plan was certified. Sole dissenter was Board Member Ana Matosantos
 

  The commonwealth fiscal plan was certified. Sole dissenter was Board Member Ana Matosantos

Hedge fund manager bets that Puerto Rico will drag insurer under – Insurance Business
 


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Hedge fund manager bets that Puerto Rico will drag insurer under
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Greenlight Capital founder and president David Einhorn is betting that bond-insurer Assured Guaranty’s stocks will fall in connection with the insurer’s business in Puerto Rico. During a presentation at the Sohn Investment Conference, Eihorn – known 
Hedge fund manager David Einhorn is betting against Assured GuarantyCNBC
Greenlight’s Einhorn says shorting shares of Assured GuarantyReuters
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@cbenespanol @CaribBusiness Promesa’s Oversight Board approves the fiscal plan of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority unanimously and ends meeting.
 

  Promesa’s Oversight Board approves the fiscal plan of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority unanimously and ends meeting.

Rosselló reacts to panel’s fiscal plans as it held public meeting to certify them: https://go.cb.pr/2qLdZhn

Rosselló reacts to panel’s fiscal plans as it held public meeting to certify them: https://go.cb.pr/2qLdZhnPuerto Rico Governor reiterates his refusal to comply with fiscal board impositions 
 

SAN JUAN – While the Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) held a public meeting to certify the fiscal plans for the commonwealth, Puerto Rico’s Electric Power (Prepa) and Aqueduct & Sewer (Prasa) authorities, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was tweeting that his administration would not comply…
Caribbean Business – 6 Key Numbers To Note On The 2017 Hurricane Season & Caribbean Tourism

By NAN Business EditorNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 20, 2018: A statistical analysis on the impact of the 2017 hurricane season on the Caribbean’s travel and tourism sector is in, thanks to The World Travel & Tourism Council. Here are 6 key figures you should note from this report:1: 826,100

This is the estimated loss in visitors to the Caribbean in 2017, compared to pre-hurricane forecasts.

2: US$741 million

This is the estimated revenue lost to the region based on the loss off visitors.

3: 11,005

This is the estimated number of jobs lost because of the ruined tourist season.


4: US$3 billion

Research from the WTTC suggests that recovery to previous levels could take up to four years, and if this is the case, the region will miss out on over US$3 billion over this timeframe.

5: 15.2 percent

This is the percentage of income the Caribbean’s tourism sector contributes to the regional Gross Domestic Product, (GDP).

6: 13.8 percent

This is the percentage of employment the Caribbean’s tourism sector accounts for across the region.

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We’re not giving in on public policy matters, Puerto Rico gov says after board certifies fiscal plans

Rosselló sure pensions won’t be cut because it would require legislative action
Fiscal board establishes plans for Puerto Rico and its power and water utilities

Administration reiterates rejection and refusal regarding pension cuts and labor reform
Administration reiterates rejection and refusal regarding pension cuts and labor reform:https://go.cb.pr/2vx8tnh

Administration reiterates rejection and refusal regarding pension cuts and labor reform:
https://go.cb.pr/2vx8tnhFiscal board establishes plans for Puerto Rico and its power and water utilities 
 

SAN JUAN – The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico voted and certified Thursday its own version of fiscal plans for the commonwealth, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prep) and the Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority (Prasa).
FEMA extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance for Hurricane Maria survivors

About 1,700 will continue to have their temporary lodging covered until May 14
Certification of Cooperatives Supervision & Insurance Corp. plan postponed; Matosantos abstains on HTA, UPR: https://go.cb.pr/2HgOlat

Certification of Cooperatives Supervision & Insurance Corp. plan postponed; Matosantos abstains on HTA, UPR: https://go.cb.pr/2HgOlat[Details] Fiscal board certifies plans for Puerto Rico Transportation Dept., gov’t bank and university 
 

SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board approved with a majority vote the fiscal plans for the island’s Highways and Transportation Authority (HTA), the Government Development Bank (GDB), the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) as developed by the Board.

HUD grant paves way for Puerto Rico recovery


As contractors jockey for position to rebuild post-disaster, proposals are trickling out to transform island’s housing market
To meet with emergency management and federal officials, as well as thank Red Cross volunteers: https://go.cb.pr/2qQJGWE

To meet with emergency management and federal officials, as well as thank Red Cross volunteers: https://go.cb.pr/2qQJGWEFlorida Gov makes 5th trip to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria 
 

SAN JUAN – Gov. Rick Scott was traveling to Puerto Rico on Monday at the invitation of Puerto Rico Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State Luis G. Rivera Marín, according to a release Friday.
Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways acquires Puerto Rico’s Seaborne Airlines – Sun Sentinel
 


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Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways acquires Puerto Rico’s Seaborne Airlines
Sun Sentinel 
Silver Airways will operate between Florida, the Bahamas and other destinations, while Seaborne-branded flights will continue throughout
 
Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways announced it has finalized its acquisition of Seaborne Airlines, creating a fleet of 31 aircraft connecting Florida to the Caribbean, Bahamas,
 Puerto Ricothe U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. A merger of the operating functions and branding, plus beyond. Terms of the deal were not 
Silver Airways Acquires Seaborne Airlines to Create Leading Independent Airline Serving the Caribbean, Bahamas …Virginian-Pilot
Silver Airways acquires Seaborne AirlinesSouth Florida Business Journalall 7 5 news articles »
Florida’s Silver Airways acquires Puerto Rico’s Seaborne Airlines

Combined airlines to serve several states, Bahamas and the Caribbean
Silver Airways Acquires Seaborne Airlines to Create Leading Independent Airline Serving the Caribbean, Bahamas … – Virginian-Pilot
 

Silver Airways Acquires Seaborne Airlines to Create Leading Independent Airline Serving the Caribbean, Bahamas …
Virginian-Pilot
The combined airline will continue operating Silver’s route network in the Bahamas, Florida, and beyond under the Silver Airways banner and Seaborne’s route network throughout Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Caribbean under the Seaborne name and more »
CEO of Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization announces new appointments – eTurboNews
 


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CEO of Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization announces new appointments
eTurboNews
The private, not-for-profit DMO was created in March 2017 through bi-partisan legislation that provides a $25 million annual investment to manage all global marketing, sales and promotion of Puerto Rico in collaboration with local government and 
As contractors jockey for position to rebuild post-disaster, proposals are trickling out to transform island’s housing market:https://go.cb.pr/2qSOUjS

As contractors jockey for position to rebuild post-disaster, proposals are trickling out to transform island’s housing market:
https://go.cb.pr/2qSOUjSHUD grant paves way for Puerto Rico recovery 
 

It will take “many months” for Puerto Rico’s $1.5 billion disaster recovery (DR) grant awarded in February and $18.5 billion in grants announced April 10 to repair hurricane-damaged homes, businesses and the power grid to enter the local economy.
Mark Cuban joined JJ Barea on trip to Puerto Rico, Mavs owner’s first to the island — here’s what he took from the … – Dallas News (blog)
 


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Mark Cuban joined JJ Barea on trip to Puerto Rico, Mavs owner’s first to the island   here’s what he took from the  visit 
Dallas News (blog)
And that wasn’t the only business they took care of. “We talked about it,” he said, “and we still want to take a preseason game down to Puerto Rico. Not this (preseason), but next year.” Cuban said his first trip to Puerto Rico was an impactful one. “I and more »
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A private sector backed by a government that facilitates economic development—that is the most significant game in town
Agencies to be held accountable for slow disaster recovery in Puerto Rico towns

Power, highways and transportation authorities have 5 days to submit a work plan for completion of disaster recovery efforts
Puerto Rico Economic Activity Index continues to reflect marked decline after hurricanes

February’s drop was greatest in 5 years, while cement and gas sales saw significant increases
BioTrackTHC Deploys Puerto Rico Traceability System, Expands Presence – Virginian-Pilot
 

BioTrackTHC Deploys Puerto Rico Traceability System, Expands Presence
Virginian-Pilot
WITH PHOTO — TO BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND MEDICAL EDITORS: BioTrackTHC Deploys Puerto Rico Traceability System, Expands Presence. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Commonwealth. of Puerto Ricoin coordination with the Department of 
Judge Swain to hold a new hearing over other island-debt issues on June 6: https://go.cb.pr/2Fbt2FE

Judge Swain to hold a new hearing over other island-debt issues on June 6: https://go.cb.pr/2Fbt2FEApril 25 Puerto Rico omnibus hearing canceled

SAN JUAN – U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain has canceled an April 25 hearing on several Puerto Rico-debt related issues, indicating that most have already been solved or postponed.
Leading Puerto Rico Terminal Luis A. Ayala Colón Selects Navis N4 to Modernize Operations and Increase Productivity – Business Wire (press release)
 


Business Wire (press release)
Leading Puerto Rico Terminal Luis A. Ayala Colón Selects Navis N4 to Modernize Operations and Increase Productivity
Business Wire (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chainand more »
Etherisc to Host First Blockchain-Based Hurricane Insurance Policy in Puerto Rico – PaymentsJournal
 


Fast Company

PaymentsJournal
Etherisc to Host First Blockchain-Based Hurricane Insurance Policy in Puerto Rico
PaymentsJournal
Zug, Switzerland — April 24, 2018 — Etherisc, the global, decentralized insurance platform for collectively building insurance products, has today announced its support for the first blockchain-enabled insurance product to combat catastrophic weather  
During Puerto Rico’s Blackout, Solar Microgrids Kept The Lights OnFast Company
Blockchain Insurance Policy Developed for Hurricane-Prone Puerto RicoCoinDesk
Exodus of Banks Is Threatening to Isolate Puerto Rico Even MoreBloombergQuint
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