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  • The trauma of Puerto Rico's 'Maria Generation' 17 Feb 2019 19:10 WRTA iStock/BackyardProduction(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — It has been over a year since Hurricane Maria first made landfall on Puerto Rico. As the island slowly rebuilds, first responders, healthcare providers and scientists on the island have been left to …
  • Florida-based cruise ship that crashed in Puerto Rico returns with unhappy passengers 17 Feb 2019 18:46 WBBH
  • Woman gives birth on JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Florida 17 Feb 2019 18:13 WRTA @YQRamos/Twitter(MIAMI) — “Baby on board” was given a whole new meaning on one JetBlue flight late Friday. JetBlue flight 1954 was en route from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International …
  • Baby born on JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Fort Lauderdale 17 Feb 2019 03:28 WPLG FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A baby was born Friday night on a JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Fort Lauderdale. JetBlue flight 1954 was en route from San Juan to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when a pregnant woman gave birth to a baby boy, …
  • Norwegian cruise ship that crashed into Puerto Rico dock arrives at Port Canaveral 16 Feb 2019 20:36 Florida Today Buy PhotoNorwegian Cruise Line's Epic arrives back at Port Canaveral on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 after it crashed into a pier in Puerto Rico. It suffered minor damages and there were no injuries. (Photo11: Craig Bailey / FLORIDA TODAY) A Norwegian …
  • White House on Greece: Not our problem — China stocks keep dropping — Obama pushes on overtime pay — Puerto Rico pleads for help 16 Feb 2019 20:16 The Politico WHITE HOUSE ON GREECE: NOT OUR PROBLEM — POLITICO’s Ben White: “U.S. stocks tanked on Monday with the Dow giving up all its gains for the year as Greece headed toward default and possible exit from the eurozone common currency union. And the White House …
  • Payless to close all stores in US, Puerto Rico 16 Feb 2019 19:26 Jamaica Gleaner Payless ShoeSource, the United States-based footwear company, has announced plans to close all 2,100 stores in the US and Puerto Rico by May. USA Today reports that some stores are expected to close before April and that Payless also plans to pull its …
  • Payless ShoeSource to close in US and Puerto Rico - franchise operations to remain open 16 Feb 2019 14:20 Radio Jamaica The US company - Payless ShoeSource has announced plans to close  all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the  United States  and Puerto Rico, joining a list of several other stores have closed down in the last year. On Friday, the chain said  it will hold …
  • U.S. court faults Puerto Rico board appointments, keeps bankruptcy alive 16 Feb 2019 05:48 Reuters SAN JUAN (Reuters) - A U.S. Appeals Court ruled on Friday that members of Puerto Rico’s federally created oversight board were unconstitutionally appointed but declined to dismiss the bankruptcy cases the board filed for the U.S. commonwealth. The ruling …
  • ALABAMA GOLF STARTS SPRING IN PUERTO RICO 16 Feb 2019 04:47 WVUA The Alabama golf team starts the spring season this Sunday when the team travels to take on Purdue in the Puerto Rico Classic. Last season the Crimson Tide finished national runner-up to Oklahoma State and started as one of the favorites for this season’s …
  • Payless ShoeSource closing all of its remaining stores in U.S. and Puerto Rico 16 Feb 2019 00:21 CapitalGazette.com Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold …
  • 'It's gonna hit!' Video shows Norwegian Epic cruise ship crashing into port in Puerto Rico 15 Feb 2019 21:21 Orlando Sentinel After losing power at sea and skipping two port stops, the Norwegian Epic’s bad week somehow sank to a new low. In a now-viral Twitter video, witnesses captured the 4,100-passenger vessel as it slowly hit and sunk two mooring points at the pier in Puerto …
  • Norwegian cruise ship crashes into dock in Puerto Rico 15 Feb 2019 19:19 Stuff A Norwegian Cruise Line ship has crashed into a dock in San Juan, Puerto Rico. WFTV Orlando reports the Norwegian Epic was navigating the Port of San Juan aided by two tugboats when strong winds caused the ship to veer toward two mooring points. Video …
  • Puerto Rico's Utility PREPA Plans To Divide Island Into Renewable Energy Microgrids 15 Feb 2019 16:12 Forbes After the catastrophe caused by 2017’s Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans were left without electricity for months. Now, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has put forward a plan to radically reform electricity access on the Caribbean island …
  • Norwegian cruise ship based at Port Canaveral crashes into dock in Puerto Rico 15 Feb 2019 15:23 Florida Today Ad Meter 2019: Norwegian Cruise Lines shows off what it offers in this Super Bowl ad. USA TODAY The Norwegian Epic cruise ship, based out of Port Canaveral, is stalled in San Juan after reports of engine trouble at sea and crashing into a dock in Puerto …
  • The 52 Places Traveler: Visiting Puerto Rico, and Finding the Up Beat 15 Feb 2019 13:32 International Herald Tribune On my first day with Mr. Pacheco, I had one of two lunches at one of the “really cool” places he mentioned. I was hungry for lechón, the whole slow-roasted pig that is famous in the island’s interior, so we stopped at Lechonera Angelito’s Place. It is part …
  • Visiting Puerto Rico, and Finding the Up Beat 15 Feb 2019 11:45 International Herald Tribune On my first day with Mr. Pacheco, I had one of two lunches at one of the “really cool” places he mentioned. I was hungry for lechón, the whole slow-roasted pig that is famous in the island’s interior, so we stopped at Lechonera Angelito’s Place. It is part …
  • In Need of Workers, the Midwest Recruits From Puerto Rico 15 Feb 2019 07:24 wsj.com SIDNEY, Ohio—The Instagram pitch to job seekers in Puerto Rico was tempting. The details even more so: A factory in Sidney, Ohio, was offering full-time employment at $12 an hour, with benefits. When Wilmarys Andino Avila and Luis Vázquez Martínez got an …
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Crashes Into Port In San Juan, Puerto Rico 15 Feb 2019 01:56 Politics Daily A Norwegian Cruise Line ship wiped out two mooring points when it crashed into docks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday morning.Video shared online shows the 155,873-ton Norwegian Epic vessel, which was carrying more than 4,000 passengers and 1,700 crew …
  • Puerto Rico Utility Proposes Eight Minigrids to Run the Island 15 Feb 2019 00:01 ENR February 13, 2019 Puerto Rico’s electric grid would be divided into eight minigrids that could run independently of one an­other in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. The minigrids would each have solar panels, battery storage and some …
  • Video shows Norwegian cruise ship destroy dock in Puerto Rico 14 Feb 2019 22:56 NYPOST That shore looked bad! A Norwegian cruise ship slammed into a pier in Puerto Rico, destroying two mooring points amid high winds on Tuesday, video shows. A 75-second clip posted online shows the 4,100-passenger Norwegian Epic nearing the Port of San Juan …
  • Puerto Rico delegate seeks to roll back cockfighting ban 14 Feb 2019 22:04 Hill Puerto Rico’s delegate to Congress wants to roll back a law passed last year that banned cockfighting on the island and in other United States territories. Del. Jenniffer González-Colón (R), along with the nonvoting delegates of the other four inhabited …
  • HUD acknowledges recent shutdown slowed pace of recovery aid to Puerto Rico 14 Feb 2019 19:36 Hill The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) acknowledged in a letter to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Biden, Sanders, Harris early Dem favorites in New Hampshire Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks Gillibrand …
  • Judge seeks documents in Puerto Rico tutoring program probe 13 Feb 2019 22:34 The Republic SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A U.S. official says a federal judge has ordered Puerto Rico’s education secretary to submit documents as part of a federal investigation into a school tutoring program. Pedro Fortier of the U.S. Marshals Service also told the …
  • VIDEO: Cruise Ship From Port Canaveral Damaged After Crashing Into Pier In Puerto Rico 13 Feb 2019 22:00 SpaceCoastDaily.com By Fox 35  //  February 13, 2019 ABOVE VIDEO: A Norwegian Cruise Line ship that departed from Port Canaveral was damaged after crashing into a pier in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. (@dunard2 Video via Twitter) PUERTO RICO (FOX 35)  – A Norwegian Cruise …
  • Arrest warrant issued for Puerto Rico’s education secretary 13 Feb 2019 21:53 Tribune SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Puerto Rico’s secretary of education. The U.S. Attorney’s Office told The Associated Press that a judge issued the warrant for Julia Keleher on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Lymarie Llovet said …
  • VIDEO: Cruise Ship From Cape Canaveral Damaged After Crashing Into Pier In Puerto Rico 13 Feb 2019 20:43 SpaceCoastDaily.com By Fox 35  //  February 13, 2019 ABOVE VIDEO: A Norwegian Cruise Line ship that departed from Cape Canaveral was damaged after crashing into a pier in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. (@dunard2 Video via Twitter) PUERTO RICO (FOX 35)  – A Norwegian Cruise …
  • Lawton-Bronson principal returns from Puerto Rico mission trip 13 Feb 2019 20:17 Radio Iowa Chad Shook A western Iowa school principal recently returned from a mission trip where he helped rebuild a school damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and now he’s sharing the experience with his students. Principal Chad Shook of Lawton-Bronson Elementary in …
  • Port-Canaveral based Norwegian Epic crashes into dock in Puerto Rico 13 Feb 2019 19:19 Fox 35 Orlando SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (FOX 35 Orlando) - A Norwegian Cruise Line ship that departed from Cape Canaveral was damaged after crashing into a pier in Puerto Rico on Tuesday.  A video was posted of the incident and is going viral. You can watch it below.   …
  • Claro Caribbean sales up 4.3% in Q4 as Puerto Rico recovers 13 Feb 2019 11:48 Telecompaper America Movil reported fourth-quarter revenues up 4.3 percent year on year to USD 467 million in the Caribbean as its Claro units continued to recover following several hurricane-impacted quarters. The company said service revenues in Puerto Rico were now …

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