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Seaborne, JetBlue to codeshare in Caribbean
Issued: May 27, 2015
Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue Airways, the largest carrier in San Juan, have finalized terms to begin a codeshare marketing relationship, expanding...
Moody's affirms National’s rating, with negative outlook
Issued: May 26, 2015
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the A3 insurance financial strength (IFS) rating of National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. and the Ba1...
Ports Authority issues RFP for Marina District
Issued: May 26, 2015
The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the leasing, design, construction, operation and financing of the...
Cannabis cultivation arrives in Puerto Rico
Issued: May 26, 2015
Growblox Sciences Inc., a biopharmaceutical research and development company focused on creating pharmaceutical-grade cannabis-based therapies that...
Even sport fishing benefits from better US-Cuba relations
Issued: May 26, 2015
HAVANA — An annual sport fishing tournament is benefiting from the thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba. ...
VA begins ‘Summer of Service’ to bolster volunteer assistance
Issued: May 26, 2015
A new initiative, a “Summer of Service,” seeks the help of  Puerto Rico to grow the number of people and organizations serving veterans locally. ...
Fitch sees stable outlook for Caparra Center
Issued: May 26, 2015
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its rating of Caparra Center Associates (Caparra) at BBB+. It also affirmed the shopping center’s $21.8 million secured...
Puerto Rico’s Harper to compete at National Spelling Bee for 3rd time
Issued: May 26, 2015
Eighth-grader Alexandra Isabel Harper, 14, of Guayama’s Guamaní Private School, will be competing at this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, which...
USDA seeks applications for grants to repair housing in rural communities
Issued: May 26, 2015
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that the Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs...
Restaurants Association: 11.5% IVU is a social injustice
Issued: May 26, 2015
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Restaurants Association (Asore), Gadiel Lebrón, said that implementing an 11.5% sales and use tax (IVU by...
First BanCorp to sell $200M in loans
Issued: May 26, 2015
First BanCorp., the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico, announced Tuesday that FirstBank has entered into an agreement to sell a loan...
National Association of Professional Women inducts Puerto Rico realtor into VIP Circle
Issued: May 26, 2015
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is honoring Ana Torres as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year...
Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January
Issued: May 26, 2015
HAVANA — The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including...
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted
Issued: May 26, 2015
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance...
Senate approves 11.5% tax bill, eliminates tax on certain food items
Issued: May 25, 2015
The Puerto Rico Senate approved Monday the tax bill that calls for the implementation of an 11.5% sales tax at cash registers, up from the current 7%...
BastaYa Puerto Rico designs Coast Guard boating app
Issued: May 25, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) works to minimize loss of life, personal injury, property damage and environmental harm through its boating safety...
Senate to observe Memorial Day
Issued: May 25, 2015
The Puerto Rico Senate will commemorate Monday the hundreds of Puerto Rican members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died at various military...
Senate to use new methodology to evaluate budget
Issued: May 25, 2015
With public hearings slated to start Wednesday, the Puerto Rico Senate would be implementing a new methodology to evaluate the budget for the next...
Manufacturers Association urges prudence on tax reform
Issued: May 25, 2015
The Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association urged the Senate on Monday to be prudent when considering House Bill 2482, which proposes amendments to the...
USDA announces funds for conservation partnerships
Issued: May 25, 2015
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil...
Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta celebrates its 10th anniversary
Issued: May 25, 2015
One of the island’s oldest regattas, the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta (PRHIR) was held for the tenth time at the Yacht Club at Palmas...
Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing
Issued: May 25, 2015
Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if...
Puerto Rico Comic Con packs Convention Center
Issued: May 25, 2015
The Puerto Rico Comic Con (PRCC), touted as the premier entertainment and pop culture event in the Caribbean, filled the Puerto Rico Convention...
Puerto Rico linked with new high-speed submarine data cable
Issued: May 25, 2015
A new high-speed data link was hooked up Saturday in Puerto Rico, joining the island to the U.S. mainland and the rest of the world through an...
Puerto Rico gov't files $9.8B budget with $674M in spending cuts
Issued: May 25, 2015
The Puerto Rico government submitted to the Legislature a $9.8 billion budget proposal Wednesday that calls for $674 million in spending cuts amid the...


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