Without Power Until Next Year, Puerto Ricans Are Leaving—Maybe Forever
Joe and Maria Bernard cook in the dark over a gas stove outside their small hotel, the Tropical Guest House. “The days feel shorter,” says Maria, “we just have 12 hours of daylight to get everything done.” When it gets dark, the entire island of Vieques is dark. This is life on the world-renowned tourist island. And it’s going to be life for at least the next six to eight months, if not longer, before electricity is restored here.