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FEMA awards Puerto Rico nearly $46 million in grants – Caribbean Business


FEMA awards Puerto Rico nearly $46 million in grants
Caribbean Business
SAN JUAN –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. The awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency's Public Assistance ...

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Commonwealth agent: Fiscal plan impedes Cofina settlement – Caribbean Business


Commonwealth agent: Fiscal plan impedes Cofina settlement
Caribbean Business
SAN JUAN – One of the individuals who will be paying close attention to the Financial Oversight and Management Board's actions next week, when it certifies the Puerto Rico government's fiscal plan for a third time in a year, is commonwealth agent Luc ...

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Puerto Rico House passes amendments to Insurance Code – Caribbean Business

Puerto Rico House passes amendments to Insurance CodeCaribbean BusinessSAN JUAN – With the objective of providing alternatives and improving insurance coverage options, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1727, which seeks to modify the Puer...

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Dominica gets five new lawyers

… called to the bar in Dominica. The four women and one … , Nadira Lando, a former Miss Dominica, Jodie Luke, Pearlisa Morvan and … and the courts.” Copyright 2012 Dominica News Online, DURAVISION INC. All …

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Puerto Rico utility union leader: Reduced fuel purchasing to lower bill causing blackouts – Caribbean Business


Puerto Rico utility union leader: Reduced fuel purchasing to lower bill causing blackouts
Caribbean Business
... use to reach that 100 percent in 2050, which coincides with our proposal ['We want sun'] because we believe privatization will be an obstacle to achieving renewable energy because those who manage the business don't want people to leave the business.

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Resolving the Great Inventory Tax Debate – Caribbean Business

Resolving the Great Inventory Tax DebateCaribbean BusinessThe ACDET president argued that the elimination of the inventory tax could result in increased business inventories on the island but could even turn Puerto Rico into “the great warehouse of the...

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For Calypso History Month in Trinidad and Tobago, six tunes for the #metoo era – Global Voices Online


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For Calypso History Month in Trinidad and Tobago, six tunes for the #metoo era
Global Voices Online
This “kaiso” collaboration (a blend of traditional calypso and its energetic soca hybrid) between grand dame Calypso Rose and soca king Machel Montano is a nod to the best of calypso's legacy even as it calls the modern-day woman to arms. When the song ...

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Puerto Rico Senate Minority Leader Bhatia running for governor – Caribbean Business


Puerto Rico Senate Minority Leader Bhatia running for governor
Caribbean Business
SAN JUAN – Popular Democratic Party Sen. Eduardo Bhatia said Thursday that he intends to run for Puerto Rico governor in the 2020 elections. “All the work I'm doing is directed toward that option. Of course,” Bhatia replied during a radio interview ...

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