Borikén/Puerto Rico (UCTP Taíno News) – In support of hurricane relief efforts around the Caribbean, The United Confederation of Taíno People recently launched a dedicated webpage to post up-to-date information concerning Borikén (Puerto Rico) and other Caribbean Islands. The page will be updated regularly and compliments similar efforts on the UCTP’s social media network. The “Hurakan Maria Updates” page can be accessed at http://bit.ly/2wBNPP5. The Confederation is also considering a campaign for financial donations that would assist specific families who will need assistance beyond what local and federal programs can provide.
Borikén/Puerto Rico (UCTP Taíno News) — After devastating others islands in the region such as Dominica, Guadeloupe, the U.S. Virgin Islands and others, Hurakan Maria battered Borikén for hours before it spun out into the Atlantic Ocean on its way to the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Early reports affirm that the Category 4 storm knocked out all power, caused dangerous flooding, toppled cellphone towers and tore the roofs off homes and businesses throughout the island. This was the strongest hurricane to hit Borikén in almost a century. Maria struck just days after the region was hit by Hurricane Irma.