Trump weighs lifting shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico; industry opposed

Trump weighs lifting shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico; industry opposed

"Now Congress must repeal this law to aid long-term recovery". Bankruptcy court records show that Puerto Rico's Tourism Development Fund made a claim of $32,606,821, essentially leaving Puerto Rican taxpayers on the hook for the better part of $33 million.

"In Puerto Rico, the storm is so unusual in that it covers the entire territory after another storm just passed through, after the fiscal constraints they're operating under, these create some new challenges", Rubio said.

"Charity has always been the defining characteristic of the Knights of Columbus, and people - both those in distress and those who want to help - have placed a great deal of trust in us", said Knights' CEO Carl Anderson. The posters evoking slavery were found the same evening the school introduced its Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center.

"They waived the Jones Act, which is an important step, but they only waived it for 10 days". For a time, Puerto Rico was covered, too - but the waiver expired just before Maria hit the island, knocking out electricity and leaving residents desperately short of fuel, goods and other supplies.

The DHS also said Tuesday that officials thought waiving the Jones Act would be unnecessary. The university's vice president of campus life, Fanta Aw, drew a link between that presentation and the posters that included images of the Confederate battle flag, as well as the words Huzzah for Dixie and "I wish I was in the land of cotton", a lyric from the song Dixie, an unofficial Confederacy anthem.

A cargo ship at a port in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 24. Which among them will be the first to provide free calls or credits?

But in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, citizens are waiting and the USNS Comfort hospital ship won't even arrive until next week? That means there's only so many boats that meet all three conditions available to deliver goods in Puerto Rico. "The relief effort is under control". "It is unacceptable to force the people of Puerto Rico to pay at least twice as much for food, clean drinking water, supplies and infrastructure due to Jones Act requirements as they work to recover from this disaster". In particular, the Club Manager [Trump International] has developed programs to attract members and use the Club, while containing operating costs.

"The limitation is going to be port capacity to offload and transit, not vessel availability", Moore said.

Elaine Duke, acting secretary at the Homeland Security Department, said more than 90 percent of the island now has limited accessibly and 200 gas stations are open. The Jones Act has also been suspended by former President George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and by former President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal.