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WATCH: Puerto Rico school celebrates the return of electricity

Added: 16.01.2018 16:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo had been without power for 112 days.


Hurricane Maria's devastation includes national shortage of critical medical item

Added: 15.01.2018 3:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

The hurricane brought down power in Puerto Rico where many IV bags are made.


Philadelphia library names new city poet laureate

Added: 12.01.2018 7:53 | 2 views | 0 comments

A poet who originally moved from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia for graduate school has been named the city's new poet laureate.


Puerto Rican Gov. Requests DOJ To Investigate PREPA Over Critical Rebuilding Materials

Added: 11.01.2018 19:13 | 3 views | 0 comments

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosell├│ asked the Justice Department to investigate the island's public electric utility on Thursday after federal agents uncovered mass quantities of critical rebuilding materials that were stored in a warehouse owned by the public utility, according to National Public Radio. Agents with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency entered the warehouse on Saturday and took possession of the sorely needed materials to hand them out to contractors currently rebuilding the island's shattered power grid. Details of the operation were first reported by The Intercept who said the materials included transformers and metal sleeves that were...

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Number of murders soar in Puerto Rico amid 'lawlessness' following devastation of Hurricane Maria

Added: 11.01.2018 16:56 | 3 views | 0 comments

The number of murders in Puerto Rico have soared after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria sparked "lawlessness".

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Puerto Rico governor orders probe of discovery of hurricane recovery materials

Added: 11.01.2018 16:06 | 2 views | 0 comments

Puerto Rico's governor has ordered an investigation of materials discovered in a warehouse belonging to the U.S. territory's electric authority that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said are critical to restoring power following September's Hurricane Maria.


Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge: 11 days, 32 slain

Added: 11.01.2018 15:25 | 3 views | 0 comments

Officials say 32 people have been slain in hurricane-battered Puerto Rico in the first 11 days of the year, double the number killed over the same period in 2017


32 homicides in 11 days: Puerto Rico fears murder surge after Hurricane Maria

Added: 11.01.2018 15:20 | 3 views | 0 comments

Before the sun rose on the first day of 2018, someone called 911 to report the charred, bullet-riddled body of a man with a snake-like tattoo on his left hand, lying beside a road in the Puerto Rican town of Vega Baja.
The next day, two men were found dead with their feet and hands bound in Bayamon,...


Fast Radio Burst Source Linked to Extreme Magnetic Environment

Added: 11.01.2018 9:05 | 2 views | 0 comments

Using the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, astronomers have gained new insight into the extreme home of a mysterious source of so-called fast radio bursts (FRB). According to the team, radio waves from the recently-discovered repeating FRB, named FRB 121102, are 100% linearly polarized, indicating that they [...]


Tsunami Advisory in Effect For Caribbean Islands After Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake

Added: 09.01.2018 23:31 | 2 views | 0 comments

The United States Geological Service (USGS) reported that late on Tuesday night a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck just north of Honduras in the Caribbean sea, sparking a tsunami advisory for the area, according to NBC News. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said that there would be hazardous waves possible resulting from the earthquake within 620 miles (1,000 km) of the epicenter along the coasts of the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, Belize, San Andres, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. The earthquake was 21 miles deep and centered around 125.4 miles north/northeast off the coast of Barra Patucca, Honduras. There...

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