11 March 1999
Puerto Rico recovering from hurricane

PUERTO RICO is expecting to recover within the year from Hurricane Georges which swept through the countrys agricultural sector last September, reports the Financial Times.

The hurricane struck the countrys banana and coffee plantations as well as the poultry industry.

A senior civil servant in the agricultural ministry said the agriculture sector was already 60% recovered.

  • Financial Times 11/03/99 page VI (Puerto Rico special)