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Tiffany Brown, Head of the 1-Woman Company That Delivered Only 50,000 of 30 Million Meals to Puerto Rico, Blames FEMA Tiffany Brown, Head of the 1-Woman Company That Delivered Only 50,000 of 30 Million Meals to Puerto Rico, Blames FEMA

An Atlanta woman whose one-person company was contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide millions of meals to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but delivered only a fraction of that, says that FEMA is to blame.

How Last Year’s Hurricane Season May Have Decimated the Virgin Islands’ Middle Class: Report How Last Year’s Hurricane Season May Have Decimated the Virgin Islands’ Middle Class: Report

Back-to-back strikes from two major hurricanes last year, Irma and Maria, have undone years of economic and social growth in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a new report from the Washington Post finds. The storms have so thoroughly disrupted the islands’ economy, education and health systems that “a generation of Virgin…

FEMA Now Says It Won’t Cut Off Food and Water Aid to Puerto Rico FEMA Now Says It Won’t Cut Off Food and Water Aid to Puerto Rico

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at 4:15 p.m. EST: In a reversal that should tell you everything you need to know about the way the federal government has responded to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, FEMA now says that it won’t cut off food and water funding to the island, which is still suffering the…

Glow-Getter: Santana Caress Benitez Cooks Like Your Mother ... and May Just Steal the Scene Glow-Getter: Santana Caress Benitez Cooks Like Your Mother ... and May Just Steal the Scene

Chef Santana Caress Benitez doesn’t call herself an actress. This, despite her appearance as Lourdes “LuLu” Blackmon in Netflix’s recent series reboot of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It; a scene-stealing supporting role that has literally sent Hollywood calling (as evidenced by the feature-film audition she’d sent off…

Almost 1,000 More People Died in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria Than Officially Confirmed: Report Almost 1,000 More People Died in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria Than Officially Confirmed: Report

On Oct. 3, during his horrific visit to Puerto Rico, Donald Trump congratulated the island’s governor, Ricardo Roselló, on the U.S. territory’s death toll following the devastation wrought by Hurricane María.

Can a Company Be a Messy Bitch? Whitefish Stopped Work in Puerto Rico Over $83,000,000 It’s Apparently Owed  Can a Company Be a Messy Bitch? Whitefish Stopped Work in Puerto Rico Over $83,000,000 It’s Apparently Owed 

It’s been two months since the people of Puerto Rico have had fully functioning power. However, Whitefish Energy Holdings, the small Montana firm that was supposed to be helping restore electricity to the island’s devastated power grid, has now decided to stop all work because Puerto Rico’s government has not paid…

Whitefish, Candidates for the Scammer Hall of Fame, Billed Puerto Rico More Than 7 Times What They Actually Paid Their Workers: Report Whitefish, Candidates for the Scammer Hall of Fame, Billed Puerto Rico More Than 7 Times What They Actually Paid Their Workers: Report

A new report from the New York Times has uncovered the startling gap between what Whitefish Energy, the small energy company that was charged with rebuilding Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid, charged for its workers and what it actually paid.

Puerto Rico Suffers Major Blackout as Power Line Fails Puerto Rico Suffers Major Blackout as Power Line Fails

After weeks of repairs, Puerto Rico was hit Thursday night with a major power outage that has thrown a substantial portion of the island back into darkness.

1 Fish, 2 Fish, No More Whitefish: Puerto Rico Cancels Controversial Energy Contract 1 Fish, 2 Fish, No More Whitefish: Puerto Rico Cancels Controversial Energy Contract

The Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority, amid mounting controversy surrounding its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy, has decided to cancel the deal.

Energy Company Tasked With Bringing Power Back to Puerto Rico Gets Into Twitter Beef With Mayor Instead Energy Company Tasked With Bringing Power Back to Puerto Rico Gets Into Twitter Beef With Mayor Instead

The company tasked with repairing Puerto Rico’s power grid and restoring electricity to the island got into a public Twitter spat with the mayor of San Juan Wednesday after she said in an interview that the small Montana firm’s $300 million contract should be voided.

Puerto Rico Awards Largest Relief Contract to Small, 2-Year-Old Mont. Firm With Ties to Trump Administration Puerto Rico Awards Largest Relief Contract to Small, 2-Year-Old Mont. Firm With Ties to Trump Administration

Puerto Rico’s power authority, PREPA, has awarded a lucrative contract to rebuild the island’s devastated power grid to a small, 2-year-old Montana firm that had only two full-time employees at the time Hurricane Maria hit, according to a report by the Washington Post.

Trump Gives Himself a 10 for Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico; Former Island Governor Hits Him With #WellActually on Twitter Trump Gives Himself a 10 for Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico; Former Island Governor Hits Him With #WellActually on Twitter

Last week, Donald Trump gave himself a 10 out of 10 when asked about his handling of relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria. On Friday, the former governor of Puerto Rico hit him with a big #WellActually on Twitter.

Report: Water From a Hazardous Waste Site Is Being Given to Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors to Drink Report: Water From a Hazardous Waste Site Is Being Given to Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors to Drink

More than three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, over 35 percent of the American citizens there (and Puerto Ricans are all American citizens, every single one of them) do not have potable drinking water—and a report that came out late Friday night indicates that the residents of Dorado, Puerto Rico, are…

Disaster Relief Workers in Puerto Rico Treat Themselves to Taxpayer-Funded ‘Spa Day' Given by ... Puerto Ricans Disaster Relief Workers in Puerto Rico Treat Themselves to Taxpayer-Funded ‘Spa Day' Given by ... Puerto Ricans

Here are a couple of things your tax dollars have paid for in the past few weeks: Vice President Michael Pence’s NFL protest/publicity stunt, the Scotch tape keeping Donald Trump’s ties together, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling for Jemele Hill to get fired, and federal relief workers…

For Hurricane Relief, Caribbean Americans Step In Where US Media and Government Fall Short For Hurricane Relief, Caribbean Americans Step In Where US Media and Government Fall Short

When it comes to economic stability, many experts invoke the old cliché that when the U.S. sneezes, the Caribbean catches pneumonia. But who helps nurse the Caribbean back to health?

The Crisis in Puerto Rico Is a Racial Issue. Here’s Why The Crisis in Puerto Rico Is a Racial Issue. Here’s Why

Last week, CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and asked if he thought President Donald Trump’s punishing response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico had something to do with “race or ethnicity.” Sanders hesitated a bit but ultimately said, “We have a right to be suspect.”

FEMA Officials Say It’s Not Their Job to Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico: Report FEMA Officials Say It’s Not Their Job to Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico: Report

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria brought devastation to the island of Puerto Rico, people in the town of Aibonito still have not received any food or water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The reason? FEMA said it’s not their job to distribute food and water to the hurricane victims.

Zuck WYD: Facebook Chief Apologizes for Tone-Deaf Virtual Puerto Rico Trip  Zuck WYD: Facebook Chief Apologizes for Tone-Deaf Virtual Puerto Rico Trip 

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for a cringeworthy video that praises the magic of virtual reality—while soaking in scenes of devastation from Puerto Rico.

Trump Boasts About Inventing ‘Fake’ News While Sharing Fake News Trump Boasts About Inventing ‘Fake’ News While Sharing Fake News

The walking dumpster fire known as the president of the United States sat down for a chat with the least funny man on Twitter (and perennial loser of presidential campaigns), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Lord, my ears are still bleeding from the trauma.

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