GUESS latest ad campaigns feature two gorgeous Latinas—Jennifer Lopez (JLO) and Camila Cabello. The two are seen rocking Guess curve hugging jeans that fit like a glove and cropped tops with their famous logo on them. Guess nailed it with these Guess Girls, iconic women for an iconic brand.
CNN shows that although Puerto Rico has been receiving help, it’s a very slow progress. Many Puerto Ricans are still left without a roof more than 3 months after hurricane Maria hitting the island. Although, it is understandable that it is difficult to get things done on PR than it is from state to state, it is starting to sound like a broken record/pretext for families who are suffering the burden of not getting the help they need nearly 120 days after.
Walmart agrees to extend minimum wage increase to $11 an hr. to ALL employees in Puerto Rico starting as of February 17, 2018. Do note that three Sam’s Clubs (Walmart owned) recently closed in Puerto Rico leaving around 500 people unemployed, at the following locations:
1145 Carr 2, Bo Florida Afuera, Barceloneta, 00617, Puerto Rico
Carr 830, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00957
Carr 3 Km 82 Bo Junquitos, Humacao, 00741, Puerto Rico
Walmart’s recent press release states that “Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit up to $5 million in cash and product to assist Puerto Rico with recovery efforts.” President of the Walmart Foundation and Chief Sustainability Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Kathleen McLaughlin, said, “Our associates and friends in Puerto Rico are in significant need. We want to do all we can to help, not only with immediate hurricane assistance, but in the long term, knowing that there are many challenging days of recovery and rebuilding ahead.” Currently, there are 45 Walmart retail facilities in Puerto Rico.
TLLOH was glad to hear this since many of Walmart’s customers are Puerto Rican, in both the island and the mainland. However, we find it interesting that some products are costlier at the Walmart stores in Puerto Rico. Moreover, when we tried shipping items to our families after hurricane Maria, it was super expensive. Even if it was from store to store, Walmart was charging more than $100.00 for shipping. We contacted their public relations dept. requesting an explanation for the exorbitant charges and Danit Marquardt responded asking that we call, we did (and also emailed) and never received an answer. We opted to send our products via Amazon, although there was a delay in Puerto Rico receiving the package, the shipping rates remained as is during this critical time.
Surely, Puerto Rico appreciates the help, but its people has given more than what they have received.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Senator Rubio and his staff. During Hurricane Maria, I was concerned about my family in the island. And when no other agency was of help, Senator Rubio’s staff stepped forward and was of great assistance. As one of his aides said, “This is about family.” They informed me that when hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico they immediately traveled to the island, and couldn’t believe how massive the destruction was. They called me every week, and were very supportive till they were sure my relatives were okay. Special thanks to Elena Crosby for being so amazing and David Huff who is truly exceptional. The senator most certainly has a strong team who cares about their constituents. I am grateful for their support.
Please follow David Begnaud’s Twitter and/or Facebook account for updates. David has been working hard on the island providing excellent coverage and informing the public of Puerto Rico’s current status and resources.