Tag: People

“The People Of Puerto Rico Are Suffering”

“The People Of Puerto Rico Are Suffering”

Energy regulators on Friday launched a broad investigation of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s effort to rebuild the island’s hurricane-wrecked electric grid, BuzzFeed News has learned.The Puerto Rico Energy Commission’s probe will include examining how and why the state-owned utility awarded a $300-million contract to the small Montana company Whitefish Energy, a decision that has drawn increasing scrutiny from Congress, federal officials, and others.“The people of Puerto Rico are suffering,” Commissioner José H. Roman told BuzzFeed News. “There are still a lot of people without power. We need to find out and address and fix what has been going, and if there’s anything going wrong with PREPA’s performance.”An eight-page resolution summarizing the investigation in Spanish
Malcolm Roberts Is No Longer A Senator And People Can't Handle It

Malcolm Roberts Is No Longer A Senator And People Can't Handle It

Roberts quickly became one of the Senate's most attention-grabbing characters – not least because of his ongoing conspiracy theories to do with climate change, NASA, CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and the United Nations. At first it was all about whether Roberts could be a citizen of India, where he was born. But as the scandal rolled on, it moved to a different theory: could Roberts have obtained British citizenship via his Welsh father?BuzzFeed News uncovered online ancestry databases proving Roberts had once travelled on a UK passport, and, a week later, a copy of his official immigration file stating that Roberts was a British citizen – which he signed at age 19.Roberts' adviser told Fairfax Media he was "choosing to believe" he wasn't British.