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Trump officials say aid to Puerto Rico has been knowingly halted after Hurricane Maria

Two officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) admitted during a hearing this week that the agency had knowingly stopped funding hurricane aid to Puerto Rico after a statutory deadline was missed. HUD's Chief Financial Officer Irv Dennis and David Woll, deputy secretary-general of the Department of Community Planning and Development, appeared on Thursday in front of …

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AT & T to Sell Its Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Operations

AT & T Inc.        has agreed to sell its Puerto Rican and U.S. Patents Virgin Islands businesses to             Liberty Latin America Ltd.         AT & T's operation in Puerto Rico provides cellular, landline and internet connections. It had 1.1 million wireless subscribers. As part of the deal, about 1,300 AT & T employees want to be transferred to Liberty Latin …

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Tropical storm Karen meets Puerto Rico: mudslides and power outages after the earthquake in the region – last storm, route, path, prediction

Tropical storm Karen drenched US Virgin Islands Tuesday as they settled on a earthquake-ridden Puerto Rico hit by a hurricane two years ago. Heavy gusts were expected to hit some areas of the US territory overnight, as the storm moved slowly across the region into open waters. Forecastors said the heaviest rainfall would hit the southern and eastern regions of …

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Ex-FEMA official, contractor accused of hurricane fraud in Puerto Rico

Federal authorities announced Tuesday that two former Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) officials and the former president of the main relief contract in Puerto Rico have been arrested and charged with accepting bribes during restoration work. Donald Ellison, former president of Cobra Acquisitions LLC, has been contracted to support the restoration of electricity on the island, and has exchanged favors …

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FEMA officials among those arrested in the event of hurricane fraud in Puerto Rico

Lead Puerto Rican Public Prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodríguez said Tuesday that three people were arrested in a federal investigation into alleged fraud involving former FEMA officials and hurricane aid funds. "At the expense of our suffering … They have exploited the most vulnerable moments that the people of Puerto Rico have experienced to enrich themselves," said Rodríguez at a press …

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Former senior FEMA officials were arrested for bribery and fraud over help from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Two former Federal Emergency Management Agency officials were arrested for bribery and fraud following a corruption investigation in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. The former president of Cobra Acquisitions, a corporation that was returned by a Grand Jury under a lawsuit was charged on Tuesday with 15 charges against former FEMA officials Ahsha Tribble and …

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According to NOAA, the storm path of hurricane Dorian leads to Florida in 2019. now east of Puerto Rico

The latest forecast for Hurricane Dorian's path increases the likelihood that his lane will land near Florida or Georgia as a major storm of the category, says the NOAA. According to forecasters, it could move into category 3 at the weekend as it approaches the US mainland. Dorian is currently east of Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump signed an emergency …

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A man from Puerto Rico killed the preparation for Dorian, which could hit Florida as category 3

An 80-year-old man died in Puerto Rico when he fell off a ladder preparing his home for hurricane Dorian, authorities said Wednesday. The storm hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday because, according to forecasters, a Category 3 hurricane could have surfaced in Florida this weekend. A police spokesman in Bayamón confirmed to NBC News that a person …

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Dorian is stepping up to hurricane as he threatens Puerto Rico to hit Florida as a category 3

Tropical storm Dorian intensified into a hurricane on Wednesday afternoon threatening the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Predictors predicted that he could become a Category 3 hurricane if he reached Florida over the weekend. Dorian was near a hurricane on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center. According to the hurricane …

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