Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria responseBy Jessica Resnick-Ault and Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of Puerto Rico’s indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory’s governor said. Ricardo Ramos, who was named head of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) in 2016, was also criticized over controversial contracts. Rossello recommended Justo Gonzalez as interim director, according to a separate statement.



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