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Officials seize indigenous artifacts at Puerto Rico airport
Issued: January 28, 2015
Officials at Luis Muñoz MarínInternational Airport have seized five clay artifacts...
Wynton Marsalis' JALC Orchestra to play in Puerto Rico March 3
Issued: January 28, 2015

NEW YORK — The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will tour South America in March for the first time in 10 years.

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Airlines begin digging out from storm in northeastern US
Issued: January 28, 2015
Lingering snow and subfreezing temperatures mean that travel delays in the Northeast will extend through Wednesday, even if the storm wasn't as...
Governor to speak at federal grants and contracts summit Feb. 3
Issued: January 27, 2015
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla will speak at the "Puerto Rico Federal Grants & Contracts Training Summit," a two-day training summit on...
Does New York now have more Dominicans than Puerto Ricans?
Issued: January 27, 2015
A study by City University of New York, Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies’ (CLALCS), "Have Dominicans Surpassed Puerto...
Congressional Gold Medal for Borinqueneers on its way
Issued: January 27, 2015
A bill authored by Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and Congressman Bill Posey of Florida to award a Congressional Gold Medal that will honor the...
Fortaleza: Lowest December unemployment rate since 2008
Issued: January 27, 2015
La Fortaleza said Tuesday that Puerto Rico´s unemployment rate for December was pegged at 13.6%, the lowest for that month since 2008., adding that...
Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter
Issued: January 27, 2015
For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke — or a marketing pitch — on other social media sites. ...
Another tax postponed by Treasury
Issued: January 27, 2015
The Treasury Department has delayed its announced 2% tax on money orders in Puerto Rico until Feb. 28. ...
Puerto Rico Nissan dealership Agustín Lugo closes
Issued: January 27, 2015

Well-known local auto dealer Agustín Lugo Inc., which sold the Japanese brand Nissan for nearly 40 years in Puerto Rico, is closing shop for...

Puerto Rico part of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange
Issued: January 27, 2015
Bitcoin services provider Coinbase has launched a U.S. exchange that is already approved by regulators in 24 jurisdictions, including California and...
Pfizer net down on lower sales, higher research, legal costs
Issued: January 27, 2015
Pfizer Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit fell by half as worsening generic competition and unfavorable currency rates reduced sales, and higher...
Swiss drug maker Novartis posts Q4 profit drop
Issued: January 27, 2015
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG says fourth quarter net income dropped 26 percent but the company still posted a healthy 2014 annual profit. ...
Castro still distrusts Washington
Issued: January 27, 2015
HAVANA, Cuba — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United...
Moody’s: Lower oil prices will provide little short-term help for Puerto Rico or Prepa
Issued: January 27, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices won’t materially boost the economy of Puerto Rico or improve the finances of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority...
Postal Service imposes new barcode standard, proposes small price increases
Issued: January 26, 2015
All mailers must now be be fully Intelligent Mail Package Barcode (IMpb)-compliant. ...
Senate approves bill to regulate AutoExpreso fines
Issued: January 26, 2015
The Senate passed Bill 1284 to regulate the system of infractions and fines for the AutoExpreso. ...
Well-known economist Fuat Andic passes away
Issued: January 26, 2015
Economist Fuat Andic, professor at the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Economy for 30 years and head of the department during the...
Caribbean hotels report performance increases in 2014
Issued: January 26, 2015
The Caribbean hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics during 2014, according to data from STR Inc. ...
Public hearings on energy subsidy reform to begin
Issued: January 26, 2015
The Senate Energy & Water Resources Commission, chaired by Sen. Ramón Luis Nieves, will begin public hearings to assess Senate Bill 1256, which...
Hospitals Association on ‘alert’ with proposed 16% VAT
Issued: January 26, 2015
Although it has yet to be finalized, the Treasury Department has informed the Puerto Rico Hospitals Association that the much-talked-about value-added...
Amendments to Puerto Rico Tax Code approved
Issued: January 26, 2015

The Senate passed Bill 1813, which amends the Puerto Rico Tax Code to clarify the scope of applications for tax exemption prior to Jan. 1, 2011,...

Bacó Bagué: Port of the Americas plan underway
Issued: January 25, 2015
Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC by its Spanish initials) Secretary Alberto Bacó Bagué said the development of the Port of the...
5 ways unmanned drones could affect the food supply
Issued: January 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. ...
QBE Optima Insurance appoints new CEO
Issued: January 23, 2015
QBE Emerging Markets, Latin America Region, has announced the appointment of Peter Rebrin as chief executive officer of QBE Optima Insurance Co. in...


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