Category Archives: Hurricane Maria

New Worry About Puerto Rico’s Debt

In Puerto Rico, a skirmish over how much debt the bankrupt island can handle. Will the money go to bondholders or to disaster victims? Yet another unique problem that PR has and one that poses serious concerns for the recovery … Continue reading

Posted in Hurricane Maria | Leave a comment

What Puerto Rico Needs

From the NY Times: Puerto Rico Needs More Than Bandages. Puerto Rico needs more than bandages. It needs to rethink and redesign its electric, water and wastewater systems, both to protect them against the next big storm and to provide … Continue reading

Posted in Hurricane Maria | Leave a comment

Update on Disaster Relief for PR

From the NYTimes on Feb. 9, right after the second short federal shutdown: What Puerto Rico Is and Isn’t Getting in Disaster Relief.

Posted in Hurricane Maria | Leave a comment

Update on PR Power Outage

From Vox, this article re Puerto Rico’s blackout, the largest in American history, explained. More than a million Americans are still without power because of the botched recovery after the hurricane.  

Posted in Hurricane Maria | 2 Comments

Serious Recovery Issues in U.S.Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico has been in the news frequently, but apparently conditions in the USVI are quite serious as well. See this article in the Washington Post: Shredded roofs, shattered lives. Back-to-back hurricanes may have blown a generation of Virgin Islanders … Continue reading

Posted in Hurricane Maria | Leave a comment

Weird Economic Opportunity in Puerto Rico

As the old saying goes, never let a crisis go to waste.  While many of us are wondering what it will take to achieve recovery in PR, some entrepreneurs have a plan. From the NY Times: Making a Crypto Utopia … Continue reading

Posted in Hurricane Maria | Leave a comment

FEMA Is Still Providing Food and Water in PR

A FEMA Error Drove Fears That Food and Water Aid to Puerto Rico Was Ending. It’s Not. Apparently a slipup in communication, but a black eye for FEMA in the short term. Another article about the problems PR has regarding paying … Continue reading

Posted in FEMA, Hurricane Maria | 1 Comment