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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
originally posted by: imthegoat
originally posted by: dubiousatworst
Just so happens some of the aid sent to Puerto Rico is still just sitting in a field
A spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency told AFP the water bottles had been sent to Puerto Rico as part of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria in September 2017, which destroyed much of the United States territory and, by some estimates, killed nearly 3,000 people. The storm hit just two weeks after Hurricane Irma skirted the island, causing widespread damage and power outages.
The FEMA spokesman declined to comment further to AFP, other than to say that issues surrounding the dumped water bottles were "under review by the legal department."
In a similar incident last year, some 20,000 pallets of unused water bottles were found sitting on an airport tarmac, CNN.com reported.
These people are SICK. The water bottles were found on private property in Puerto Rico, and were meant to be distributed to the people that needed it! This is gross negligence the the highest degree.
Wasnt there a big thing about Puerto Rico officials throwing aid crates away around the time it all happened?
There were reports that the mayor of San Juan was hoarding aid shipments, and it wasn't reaching rural parts of PR as a result. Perhaps this is some of that stuff that never got distributed?
- U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have led the New York Federal Reserve to crack down on Puerto Rico’s $50 billion offshore banking industry,
Offshore banks in Puerto Rico are able to open accounts with the Fed since the island is a U.S. territory. That gives them a competitive advantage over other offshore banking jurisdictions like the British Virgin Islands, which have to access the U.S. financial system through expensive third-party correspondent banks.
The island has for years nurtured its offshore banking sector by offering tax incentives to bank owners and promoting direct access to the U.S. financial system through the Fed
The decision will only affect Puerto Rican banks that had pending applications with the Fed and will not affect the 17 of Puerto Rico’s 80 offshore banks that the Fed’s website shows already have Fedwire accounts.
Fedwire, a funds transfer system controlled by the Fed, allows banks, businesses and government agencies to send and receive payments in real time.
The initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, entails an alliance with the Puerto Rico Community Foundation (PRCF) and Inclusiv, a nonprofit that assists credit unions serving low-income communities,
The Puerto Rico Community Foundation was established in 1985 to develop the capacity of communities to achieve social and economic transformation by stimulating community philanthropic investments. "
The Puerto Rico Community Foundation will fund the, Loíza Alliance for Peace,
MBKA is partnering with the Puerto Rico Foundation to sponsor Loíza Alliance for Peace, a youth-serving initiative that provides violence prevention mentorship, negotiation, workforce development, and educational opportunities to boys, youth, and men of color in the town of Loíza.
President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper (MBKA)in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential.
originally posted by: airforcerulessky
a reply to: carewemust
Ok. What caption? I can't read lips
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed Wednesday in California outside Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
According to the U.S. Navy, the status of the pilot is unknown and rescue operations are underway.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: crankyoldman
cranky, did you notice Maxine is holding a White Hat in the banner on her twitter account?