World Thousands of passengers were left stranded after a cruise ship suffered mechanical problems while it was docked in the Caribbean. Those aboard the Norwegian Jade cruise ship had started their voyage last Friday when the vessel left Miami, Florida. The 10-day cruise was due to take in Barbados, St Kitts and St Lucia but it ran into mechanical difficulties when it was docked in Puerto Rico. The Norwegian Jade cruise ship pictured off the coast of Nice in southeastern France on February 16, 2015. A Norwegian Cruise Line vessel had to cancel a Caribbean voyage due to mechanical problems. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images About an hour before it was due to leave port, the captain informed passengers that the remaining seven days of the cruise were canceled. A spokesperson for the line said the mechanical issue impacted the propulsion and steering of the ship which will return to Miami for several days of repairs. Dennis Warren, 59, a passenger from Orlando told The Miami … [Read more...] about 2,700 Passengers Stranded in Puerto Rico as Cruise Ship Suffers ‘Mechanical Issue’
POLITICS 11/12/2018 05:07 am ET Axios reported that the president was even hoping to demand some of the relief money back. By Nick Visser President Donald Trump wants to stop sending federal relief money to Puerto Rico, an American territory, following last year’s devastating Hurricane Maria, according to a report Sunday in Axios. Trump reportedly believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government has been mishandling the relief funding and using it to pay off debt, according to the outlet’s Jonathan Swan. The president made that conclusion after misreading an article in The Wall Street Journal last month, Swan reports, and told Congressional leaders that he “doesn’t want to include additional Puerto Rico funding in further spending bills.” There is no evidence that the territory has not been using any of its relief funds to pay off debt obligations, and the island’s leadership has actually argued against doing so, … [Read more...] about Trump Wants To End Hurricane Maria Relief Funding To Puerto Rico: Report
President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that Puerto Rico was using federal funding meant to go towards Hurricane Maria recovery to pay off debt. He reportedly told White House officials that he wants stop giving Puerto Rico federal funding for hurricane recovery. President Donald Trump wants stop giving Puerto Rico federal funding for Hurricane Maria recovery, according to a report from Axios.According to the report, White House officials told congressional leadership that Trump claimed without evidence that Puerto Rico's government is using the disaster relief money to pay off debt.Trump can't take disaster funds back that he's already given to Puerto Rico or set aside by Congress, but he reportedly could refuse to sign any future spending bills, according to Axios.The report comes after a Wall Street Journal article said Puerto Rico bond prices had soared "after the federal oversight board that runs the US territory's finances released a revised fiscal plan … [Read more...] about Trump reportedly wants to stop giving Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds
close Video Puerto Rico marks one year since Hurricane Maria For many parts of Puerto Rico, the recovery from category 4 Hurricane Maria remains far from complete. President Donald Trump reportedly plans to stop financial aid to millions of Americans in Puerto Rico still dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The president believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government is using the disaster relief funds to pay off debt rather than help its citizens rebuild, according to Axios. The island nation is still rebuilding after Maria’s destruction more than a year ago; most of the country waited almost 11 months for power to be restored and thousands of people are still displaced after their homes were destroyed. Trump was initially reluctant to send money to Puerto Rico and has continually complained about having to do so since. “The people of Puerto Rico are wonderful but the inept politicians are trying to use the … [Read more...] about Trump plans to stop disaster relief funds to Puerto Rico: report
Nov 12, 2:30 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 11/12/18 AT 1:58 AM After misinterpreting a recent Wall Street Journal article, President Donald Trump reportedly does not want to direct any more federal funds for Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria relief.Sources familiar with the situation told Axios that Trump became furious in late October after reading an article written by Wall Street Journal writer Matt Wirz which said "Puerto Rico bond prices soared ... after the federal oversight board that runs the U.S. territory’s finances released a revised fiscal plan that raises expectations for disaster funding and economic growth."The fiscal plan in question was released by the Puerto Rican government in February this year, in which the government said it expected “positive cash flow in as little as two years and topping $1 billion a year starting 2020 — creating a … [Read more...] about Can Trump Revoke $16 Billion Hurricane Maria Aid Promised To Puerto Rico?