Stories tagged: "Puerto Ricans"

Puerto Rico - Luma - Lawsuit
Private Companies Sue Luma Energy for $310M 

The lawsuit plans to represent all business and residential customers of the company, which blames its inefficient service on the poor state of the island's power grid.

Puerto Rico - Economy - Rentals
Vacation Rentals Are Booming in Puerto Rico. Here Are the Pros and Cons of This Growing Industry.

While these short-term rental properties represent an opportunity for economic development for locals and foreigners, other issues such as gentrification and unfair competition require their regulation.

Puerto Rico - SSI benefits - Supreme Court
Supreme Court Denies Supplemental Security Income Benefits to Puerto Rico

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the lone dissenter of the proposal that also had the support of Biden's administration.

Puerto Rico - FEMA - Infrastructure
FEMA Has Only Approved Two Projects to Update Puerto Rico’s Power Grid

Since the blackout, PREPA and Luma have presented a total of 20 projects, of which only two have been approved. But FEMA says that nearly 500 projects are needed.

Puerto Rico - Jill Biden - Miguel Cardona
Jill Biden Wants to Make Sure Families in Puerto Rico Apply for the Child Tax Credit

First lady Jill Biden, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, and Rep. Nydia Velázquez highlighted the importance of Puerto Ricans requesting these tax credits that are now available to more families on the island than ever before.

Puerto Rico - Ritchie Torres - La Junta
Rep. Ritchie Torres Wants to End La Junta and Let Puerto Rico Control Its Finances

The Congress member filed legislation that would speed up the disbandment of the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico.

Children’s Safety: The 2021 ‘Trouble in Toyland’ Report Is Here

Christmas is a time of giving! But Santas, parents, and gift buyers need to be aware of hazardous toys on the shelves. This report shares some useful information.