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PR TRANs sale will be under NY law
Issued: September 18, 2014
Legislation to clear the way for the Puerto Rico government to sell $900 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes (TRANs) would provide for New...
Governor rips ‘racist, xenophobic’ ads
Issued: September 17, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla is firing back at what he calls a “racist and xenophobic” ad campaign by an “extreme far-right” conservative group...
Union, Prepa brass clash over failed Law 66 negotiations
Issued: September 17, 2014
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) and its main union are clashing over the failed negotiations surrounding the Fiscal & Operational...
Judge: 1-day delay in Doral trial
Issued: September 17, 2014
A Puerto Rico judge on Wednesday postponed the start of the trial in the $230 million tax fight between Doral Financial Corp. by a day. ...
Hernández Mayoral shakes up PRFAA staff
Issued: September 17, 2014
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration chief Juan Eugenio Hernández Mayoral is shaking up the ranks of the island government’s office stateside. ...
Carrión named to FIBA’s central board
Issued: September 17, 2014
Popular Inc. chief Richard Carrión has been named to the central board at basketball’s global governing body FIBA. ...
Don Omar held in domestic violence case
Issued: September 17, 2014
Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence, according to police. ...
HuffPo blog pushes rights in US territories
Issued: September 17, 2014
The leader of organization that pushes for equal rights for the U.S. territories seized on U.S. Constitution Day to spread its message through a blog...
Prepa inks $9.7M contract with Donahue and her turnaround team
Issued: September 17, 2014
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority on Monday signed a nearly $10 million contract with turnaround boss Lisa J. Donahue. ...
Feds seize bogus iPhone 6 units in PR
Issued: September 17, 2014
U.S. Customs & Border Protection agents seized two fraudulent iPhone 6 smartphones in Puerto Rico weeks before Apple announced the release of the...
Treasury gets break as Doral trial looms
Issued: September 17, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. has been dealt a legal setback on the eve of the start of the trial in the San Juan-based bank’s $230 million tax fight with the...
Fitch keeps Prepa on ‘negative’ watch, says debt restructuring still probable
Issued: September 16, 2014
Fitch Ratings is maintaining its Rating Watch Negative on $8.7 billion of junk-rated Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) power revenue bonds....
Research drones launched into hurricane
Issued: September 16, 2014
MIAMI — U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand...
EPA: $120K to track air pollution
Issued: September 16, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $120,000 to Desarrollo Integral del Sur Inc. to help identify sources of air pollution in the...
First LNG container ship gets engine
Issued: September 16, 2014
Work on the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered container ship took a big step forward as engineers placed a pioneering dual-fuel slow...
Motion seeks quick lift of PR gay marriage ban
Issued: September 16, 2014
A gay rights organization has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico seeking a summary judgment to end the ban same-sex marriage in...
Congress dusting off DC statehood
Issued: September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON— Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn’t mean...
Triple-S expands into Latin America
Issued: September 16, 2014
In what represents its first venture outside the Caribbean region, Puerto Rico-based Grupo Triple-S announced Monday the expansion of its health and...
Olein Recovery expanding operations
Issued: September 16, 2014
Puerto Rico-based oil recycler and lubricant manufacturer Olein Recovery is expanding its operations. ...
Popular completes Central Florida exit
Issued: September 15, 2014
Popular, Inc. said Monday its stateside subsidiary Popular Community Bank has completed the previously announced sale of its Central Florida regional...
$20.8M for upgrades to PR airports
Issued: September 15, 2014
Puerto Rico’s two largest airports are in line for $20.8 million in federal funds for runway repaving and other safety upgrades. ...
Doral refutes link to ‘smear campaign’
Issued: September 15, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. signaled Monday it has no role in a series of advertisements published in leading stateside news outlets that are highly...
Beltrán in running for MLB Man of Year
Issued: September 15, 2014
Puerto Rican baseball great Carlos Beltrán is among six finalists for Major League Baseball’s Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. ...
Cement sales plunge 22.4% in August
Issued: September 15, 2014
Cement sales plunged more than 22 percent in August, marking the steepest drop in more than a year. ...
PR returning to Disney ‘foodie’ fest
Issued: September 15, 2014
Puerto Rico is returning to the International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center in Orlando after skipping the event last...


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