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  1. Puerto Rico Allows Utility to Issue Up to $900 Million in Bonds

    15 Jul 2016- 11:03 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Associated Press Puerto Rico has approved a law to allow its heavily indebted water and sewer company to issue up to $900 million worth of bonds amid a worsening economic crisis. The government said in a ...

    Local Press Report - 07/15/2016 - 11:03

  2. Puerto Rico's Governor to Sign Water Utility Borrowing Bill

    13 Jul 2016- 09:32 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Bloomberg Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said he will probably sign into law a bill that allows the island’s main water utility to raise money through the capital markets. The measure ...

    Local Press Report - 07/13/2016 - 09:33

  3. Puerto Rico's Largest Public Hospital Reports Hepatitis A Outbreak

    23 Jun 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Associated Press Puerto Rico's largest public hospital is reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A with at least 26 cases being reported among employees at the Centro Medico in Rio Piedras. It appears the ...

    Local Press Report - 06/23/2016 - 08:56

  4. Vilsack in Puerto Rico for Talks on Climate Change, Caribbean Agriculture

    21 Jun 2016- 09:00 by Local Press Report RIO PIEDRAS United States Department of Agriculture Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Caribbean Climate Hub in Puerto Rico to lead a roundtable discussions with local agricultural officials, farmers and ...

    Local Press Report - 06/21/2016 - 09:00

  5. Puerto Rico's Water Issues Increase Zika Virus Risk

    17 Jun 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN All Media NY Puerto Rico's Martin Peña canal is 3.7 miles of heavily polluted water and a center for health risks. Some have included gastrointestinal ailments and mosquito-borne viruses, like dengue ...

    Local Press Report - 06/17/2016 - 08:50

  6. Puerto Rico Lawmakers Considering Bill to Prevent Water Utility Default

    13 Jun 2016- 09:57 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Bloomberg Puerto Rico lawmakers may vote as soon as today on a bill intended to help the island’s main water utility avoid a July 1 bond default by selling new debt with stronger repayment pledges. ...

    Local Press Report - 06/13/2016 - 09:57

  7. USGS to Cut Water Monitoring in Puerto Rico Due to Debt

    13 Jun 2016- 09:54 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Associated Press The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday it can no longer monitor water resources in Puerto Rico because the territory's government owes it $2 million amid a worsening economic crisis. ...

    Local Press Report - 06/13/2016 - 09:54

  8. US Congress Urged to Take Action on Illegal Landfills in Puerto Rico

    11 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A Puerto Rican NGO this week sent a letter to Congressman Raúl Grijalva, ranking member of the US House Committee on National Resources, urging him to take action on the public health and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2016 - 10:07

  9. Puerto Rico Seeks to Sell Water Bonds to Avoid July Default

    10 May 2016- 08:59 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Bloomberg Puerto Rico is pushing for its water utility to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to avoid a July bond default, seeking to overcome investors’ skepticism as the island’s fiscal crisis pushes ...

    Local Press Report - 05/10/2016 - 08:59

  10. 70,000 People in Eastern Cuba Receive Potable Water Via Tankers

    25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAVANA, Cuba Some 70,000 residents in Cuba’s Santiago de Cuba province, which has been hit hard by severe drought, are now currently receiving potable water via tanker trucks, according to National Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/25/2016 - 10:31

  11. EPA to Add Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site to National Priorities List

    7 Apr 2016- 08:29 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY United States Environmental Protection Agency The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site in the municipality of Dorado, Puerto Rico to its ...

    Local Press Report - 04/07/2016 - 08:29

  12. Puerto Ricans Oppose Proposed Incinerator

    21 Mar 2016- 09:40 by Local Press Report ARECIBO teleSUR Legal experts from Earthjustice, a national nonprofit environmental law firm submitted a notice to the U.S. government, explaining their intentions to sue the United States Department of Agriculture ...

    Local Press Report - 03/21/2016 - 09:40

  13. Puerto Rico Aims to Prevent Repeat of Last Year's Drought

    15 Mar 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is preparing for the upcoming dry season to avoid a repetition of last year’s punishing drought. Alberto Lazaro, executive president of the Water and Sewage Authority (AAA), ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/15/2016 - 10:32

  14. Puerto Rican House Passes Water Utility Borrowing Bill

    11 Mar 2016- 08:34 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Bloomberg Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives approved a bill to allow the island’s main water utility to issue debt with a stronger repayment pledge, a step aimed at allowing the agency to raise money ...

    Local Press Report - 03/11/2016 - 08:34

  15. Puerto Rican House to Vote on Water Utility Bill on Thursday

    8 Mar 2016- 09:11 by Local Press Report SAN JUAN Bloomberg Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives pushed back to Thursday a plan to vote on a bill that would allow the island’s main water utility to sell bonds that have a stronger repayment pledge as part ...

    Local Press Report - 03/08/2016 - 09:12

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