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Latest from the Municipality after Irma

September 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Below is the communication in Spanish circulated today by the Municipality and which I received through the City Council Facebook page. The translation into English is by me.

This was posted September 12, 2017.

I hope you find this helpful.

Yours, Santiago F. Lampón


En este momento tenemos al Cuerpo de Ingenieros de la Marina, FEMA, Departamento de la Familia, Departamento de Vivienda y Cruz Roja los cuales están haciendo una inspección ocular en áreas de las comunidades afectadas, se atenderán estructuras críticas. La OMME y personal municipal se encuentran haciendo la ruta para estos trabajos.

At this time we have the U.S. Navy Corps of Engineers, FEMA, the Department of Family, the Department of Housing and the Red Cross which are conducting visual inspections of the affected communities, and will help with critical structures. The OMME and Municipal staff are preparing the route for this work.

Según información de la AEE se espera que entre la tarde de hoy y el día de mañana se restablezca el servicio de energía eléctrica por lo menos en un 80%.

Pursuant to information provided by the Puerto Rico Power Authority, it is expected that at least 80% of the electric service will be restored by this afternoon.

Las comunidades que aun no tengan agua deben pasar por las oficinas de el Sr. Wilberto Conde a la AAA.

Communities which remain without water, should be reported to Mr. Wilbert Conde at the AAA.

Al momento tenemos en espera la ayuda de alimentos por parte del Gobierno Central, solo hemos recibido artículos de aseo personal los cuales fueron provistos por la Oficina de la Primera Dama Beatriz Roselló. Bajo ninguna circunstancia el Municipio de Vieques ha recibido ALIMENTOS por parte del Gobierno Central. Los alimentos que llegaron a Vieques fueron a través del Banco de Alimentos y los mismos fueron despachados por la Iglesia Fe que Transforma y sus miembros para aproximadamente 150 personas. Pendientes para mas información.

At this time, we are waiting for food assistance from the Central Government, and we have only received personal articles which were provided by the Office of the First Lady, Beatriz Roselló. Vieques has not received food assistance from the Central Government. The food assistance received in Vieques came from the Food Bank and where distributed by the church Faith which Transforms and its members to approximately 150 persons. Please standby for more information.


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Vieques Festival to Benefit Cancer Patients

August 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Go over to and checkout the article on the event scheduled fro September 3-4, 2016.  Here is the link:

Vieques Festival to benefit local cancer patients, Sept 3-4


Santiago F. Lampón


When is the possession of your property in danger?

June 11, 2015 2 comments

Through a few of my posts I have covered the importance of possession, but apparently the subject requires further discussion. 

It is also apparent that this subject is becoming increasingly important in some areas of Vieques and warrants further discussion.  This time, I am going to begin with a question.

What would you do if one day ou came back to your home and found a stranger claiming possession or ownership of your property?

You would not stand by and do nothing, right?   The same standard applies to properties in Puerto Rico even if there is no house or structure built upon it.  If your possession is interrupted you need to take action.

Usually, in my experience, when someone has had its possession interrupted it is because the person did not take care of the property in the first place.  Fortunately there is always an oorotunity to handle rhe situation if confronted in a timely fashion.

Possession is something that requires action of one kind or another.  If it is land, it needs to be cleared with some regularity and the fences kept in good shape.  Of there is a house, even if abandoned it needs to be looked after.  Another option is to have someone visit the property every now and then and report back to you on its condition.

Juat note that you have to do something with your property, or you may be literally leaving the door open for someone else to do something,  regardless if the property is titled or not.

If your possession has been snatched by someone, you can take action to snatch it right back to you, but it requires diligent motion on your part.

As a final note, nothing here is meant to promote the use of violence.  There are many legal tools available to enforce your rights at any given time. 

One note of caution: besides remaining motionless, time can be your worst enemy.

I hope this helps.


Santiago F.  Lampón

Adverse Possesion Claims – A note about “possesion”

August 28, 2012 1 comment

I present to you a new video on the subject of adverse possession.  In this video, I focus on an aspect of adverse possession claims in Puerto Rico which is easily misunderstood.  As an additional note, you may also read my recent article on this subject here.

I hope you enjoy the video and the article, and always remember that you may post questions or comments on this or other subjects.

Adverse Possession in Puerto Rico

August 20, 2012 Leave a comment

On January 24, 2008, I published an article on this blog which I have expanded and re-published at which you may access and read here completely free.

The revised article is fully applicable to adverse possession claims in Vieques.


Santiago F. Lampón

Forced Heirs Law in Puerto Rico – An Introduction

August 13, 2012 2 comments

Dear Subscriber:

I present my latest video, this one on the subject of Puerto Rico Foced Heirs Law, a subject I commonly confront in my practice.  Please remember that I welcome any questions or comments on the subject, and perhaps your question can become the subject of my next video or post.

Very truly yours,

Santiago F. Lampón

Vieques Ferry (Reportedly) Limited to 149 Passengers Per Trip

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

On Saturday, February 5, 2011, the Senate of Puerto Rico held public hearings in Vieques on the issues related to the transportation services to and from Vieques.  Many subjects were discussed, including the “short-rout” and “the bridge.”  The Senate is looking into the continuous complaints about this service and the possible solutions.

Of particular importance, was the information whch transpired during the hearings about the agency failing an emergency drill supervised by the US Coast Guard.  Apparently, until the agency passes a new emergency drill, the service will be limited to 149 passengers per trip.

There is an article (in Spanish) on this subject pusblished a which you may copy into Google Translator.

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