Trump, Ryan clear the way for gov't cash to Puerto Rico

Oct 02, 2017, 00:43
Trump, Ryan clear the way for gov't cash to Puerto Rico

Perhaps the most sensible course is a series of reforms aimed first at allowing US shipping companies to become more competitive in the global market and easing the pressure the Jones Act causes to American business-especially those in the non-contiguous states.

The mayor of San Germán, a town of about 35,000 in the southwestern corner of the island, echoed Cruz's harsh words.

The president also thanked Congresswoman Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon and U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp "who stated that #FEMA and Military are doing a GREAT job!"

The bishops promised to provide financial aid to the most affected dioceses and offered prayers for the victims of the storm.

"If we don't solve the logistics, we are going to see something close to a genocide", she said at a press conference. Can you tell us about what you've been seeing when you've been out and about? Puerto Rico is not.

Rihanna on Thursday shared an image with the president of the New York Daily News's September 27 front page which read, "No food, no water, no power, no medical care for the dying ..."

AT&T and T-Mobile are waiving cell phone charges in impacted areas, Western Union will offer free money transfers to Puerto Rico from the mainland USA, and JetBlue is flying in emergency supplies on one of its airplanes.

NPR's Mandalit del Barco spoke to 8-year-old Yan Anthony Hernandez, who is staying at a shelter in the city of Aguadilla on Puerto Rico's northwestern coast.

I know you've probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure! The scene is controlled chaos, as each doctor tries to grab the medications they need. "We need to restore the electricity power, we need to restore our roads, we need to restore communications, we need to start moving the diesel around the island". So, ATMs don't work, so they can't get cash.

Volunteer doctors with operational cars and adequate fuel have begun taking matters into their own hands, traveling to San Juan to obtain medical necessities and transporting them back to their local hospitals, clinics and shelters.

He tweeted that relief supplies are getting through. "So who am I?"

Families should think about what they already do to cope with hard times, he said, and ramp those activities up. "This is a three-star general saying he doesn't have the appropriate amount of tools". You can find information on a charity's expenses, assets and revenue, as well as its programs.

MONICA VILLAMIZAR: We understand that if something is not done urgently - and this is the Red Cross who told us - people are going to probably die in the rural areas, because they are surviving out of basically water they are finding in springs or small creeks. "They're gone, it's not like send a crew in to fix them", he said. By the end of this week, almost half of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million people had no drinking water and communications were down all over the island.

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